VAR-SOM-MX8 Release Notes

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VAR-SOM-MX8 / SPEAR-MX8 Release Notes

Yocto dunfell-fslc-5.4-2.1.x-mx8-v1.1

1 Release Notes

Based on release Yocto: Poky 3.1, BSP: FSLC 3.1, Linux: 5.4-2.1.x-imx
Release tag dunfell-fslc-5.4-2.1.x-mx8-v1.1
Date 02/19/2021
Supported platforms VAR-SOM-MX8 / SPEAR-MX8
SOM revision v1.1 and higher
Variscite BSP git https://github.com/varigit/meta-variscite-fslc
Variscite BSP branch dunfell
Variscite BSP commit ID 2769bc344aa3c60d97f460dfcdf91d16238a4def
Kernel git https://github.com/varigit/linux-imx
Kernel branch 5.4-2.1.x-imx_var01
Kernel commit ID 1c7a21268cebab18b970dad3acf3040a4c248265
U-Boot git https://github.com/varigit/uboot-imx
U-Boot branch imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0_var02
U-Boot commit ID 3d991e221e2ce2d2ba9642e69f45bd446c848801
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
File System build system Yocto Dunfell
Recovery SD card link var-som-mx8-recovery-sd.v31.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.

2 Change Log

Change List Description
Release 1.1
Added support for loading the M4 firmware using the Linux Remoteproc Framework
Added support for loading the M4 firmware using U-Boot
Disabled audiomix
Fixed SPI dma issue
Release 1.0
Initial Yocto Dunfell release for VAR-SOM-MX8 and SPEAR-MX8
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