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  • Linux 5.2 Kernel Introducing Support For Intel's Sound Open Firmware

    Phoronix: Linux 5.2 Kernel Introducing Support For Intel's Sound Open Firmware

    Back at the Embedded Linux Conference in March 2018, Sound Open Firmware (SOF) was announced by Intel Open-Source Technology GM, Imad Sousou. The kernel-side patches to this open-source sound firmware were published shortly thereafter while now finally after going through several rounds of public code review, the kernel changes have been merged for Linux 5.2...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...n-Firmware-5.2

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    There is Intel support in place for Baytrail, Cherrytrail, Broadwell, Apollolake, Cannonlake, and Braswell DSP hardware with this current kernel code.
    So, just Intel's mobile/tablet SoC codenames? Why so? Is it a "first step", or do these SoCs use different sound hardware from the more regular desktop/laptop chipsets so that the whole SOF project is not applicable to the latter?

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    • #3
      Open source firmware is something our community needs more of. AMD should follow Intel's example here.

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