Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ and Bitmain BM18xx Supported By Linux 5.1

Written by Michael Larabel in Arm on 7 March 2019 at 04:10 AM EST. 2 Comments
There is new Arm hardware to be supported by the Linux 5.1 kernel.

- Support for the Bitmain SoC and the initial Sophon Edge developer board. This SoC is an ARMv8 dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 but also has a single RISC-V core, though for Linux 5.1 only the Arm side is supported.

- Support for the Socionext Milbeaut, an image signal processor for smartphones, DSLR cameras, and more.

- Support for the NXP i.MX8QuadXPlus 64-bit Cortex-A35 SoC.

- There is also newly added support for the Renesas RZ/A2M (R7S9210) imaging processor and Renesas RZ/G2E (r8a774c0) 64-bit Cortex-A53 SoC.

- The NVIDIA Shield TV is now supported by the mainline Linux kernel.

- Support for the Chameleon96 Intel/Altera FPGA developer board.

- Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ support.

- Other new Arm device support includes the Bosch Guardian, Winterland IceBoard, Inspur on5263m5, Zodiac Digital Tapping Unit, Phicomm K3, Methone uDPU FTTdp, X96 Max, FriendlyElec NanoPC-T4 / NanoPi M4Radxa ROCK Pi 4, and others.

- Updates to Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 support for this 64-bit Arm SoC used in some laptops, NVIDIA Tegra updates, and other improvements.

Overall, another busy Arm cycle for Linux 5.1. More details via the pull requests.
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