New ARM SoCs Supported By Linux 4.7, Including The First Mainline LG ARM Platform

Written by Michael Larabel in Arm on 18 May 2016 at 05:00 AM EDT. 2 Comments
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Seven ARM pull requests were submitted on Tuesday for the Linux 4.7 merge window.

Arnd Bergmann sent in his plethora of ARM SoC/platform changes for this next kernel cycle, Linux 4.7. In digging through the changes, prominent highlights include:

- LG1312 platform is new and marks the first ARM platform from LG that has been supported in the mainline kernel. The LG1K platform is Cortex-A53 based and is used in LG Electronics' digital TVs.

- The ASpeed platform was added with the SoC platform updates, which is "what most whitebox servers use as their baseboard management controller." There is the AST2400 and AST2500 SOCs supported.

- The OXNAS ARM9 platform is now supported as an "old platform" for NAS devices by Oxford Semiconductor.

- The V2M-MPS2 prototyping platform by ARM is now supported, which they use for prototyping Cortex-MP2 cores and related to Realview / Versatile Express.

- Rework of NVIDIA Tegra USB 3.0 support.

- Overhaul to the Device Tree for the 96Boards HiKey Hisilicon Hi6220 (Kirin 620) and new Hisilicon Hip06/D03 server platform addition.

- Device Tree additions for the Google Pixel C, Hardkernel ODROID C2, and Geekbuying GeekBox.

- Device Tree addition for the first-generation Amazon Kindle Fire tablet / ebook reader.

- Samsung's ARTIK5 evaluation board is now supported with the DT updates.

This isn't one of the busiest ARM SoC/platform cycles on record, but still a lot of good stuff is happening in this space. If you want to dig through all of the changes in full, the pull requests start here.
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