VAR-SOM-MX8 Release Notes

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VAR-SOM-MX8 / SPEAR-MX8 Release Notes

Debian bullseye-5.4.85-var-som-imx8-v1.0

Release Notes

Based on release Debian: Bullseye 11, Linux Kernel: NXP 5.4-2.1.x-imx
Release git
Release branch debian_bullseye_var01
Release tag var-som-mx8-debian-bullseye-v1.0
Date 7/1/2021
Supported platforms VAR-SOM-MX8 / SPEAR-MX8
SOM revision v1.1 and higher
Embedded Linux Distribution Debian Bullseye
Kernel git
Kernel branch 5.4-2.1.x-imx_var01
Kernel commit ID cd41549b4cdc30d29866c09d531989ee6d263a9b
U-Boot git
U-Boot branch imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0_var02
U-Boot commit ID b3eb88c9fe46ee45371051092298f1cf3e686dfb
Cortex M4 U-Boot supportMCUXPRESSO_2.9.0_V1.0_VAR-SOM-MX8
Cortex M4 Linux remoteproc supportMCUXPRESSO_2.9.0_V1.0_VAR-SOM-MX8
Recovery SD card link var-som-mx8-debian-bullseye-v1.0.img.gz

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After downloading the image, visit our Recovery SD card guide to learn how to program a recovery SD card.

Change Log

Change List Description
Release 1.0
Initial Debian Bullseye release for VAR-SOM-MX8 and SPEAR-MX8
Added support for loading the M4 firmware using the Linux Remoteproc Framework
Added support for loading the M4 firmware using U-Boot
Known Issues
HDMI and DP suspend/resume crash Using HDMI or DP display, resume from suspend ends up in a kernel crash
USB Type-A ports are not supported in U-Boot on SPEAR-MX8 U-Boot USB driver does not recognize USB devices behind the hub