Sound Open Firmware 2.3 Released With Support For AMD Rembrandt, Intel Raptor Lake
Sound Open Firmware 2.3 on the hardware front adds support for AMD Ryzen 6000 series "Rembrandt" mobile SoCs. On the Intel front is also support for upcoming Raptor Lake processors as the successor to Alder Lake.
Sound Open Firmware 2.3 is also the project's first release making use of Zephyr as the real-time OS (RTOS) on selected platforms. Zephyr RTOS is currently opt-in for Intel Tiger Lake hardware as an alternative to the XTOS software used up to this point.
SOF 2.3 also integrates SIMD performance improvements for mixer / copier / PCM converter operations with up to a 25~60% speed improvement. There are also many bug fixes and other underlying enhancements to find with Sound Open Firmware 2.3.
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Overall this SOF 2.3 update is quite significant particularly for the new AMD and Intel hardware support and beginning the roll-out of Zephyr RTOS usage. More details on Sound Open Firmware 2.3 can be found via GitHub.