New ARM SoCs & Boards Supported By The Linux 4.2 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Arm on 28 June 2015 at 08:09 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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As usual, the Linux 4.2 kernel is bringing more improvements for ARM, including support for new SoCs and boards.

Highlights for the ARM Linux 4.2 merge window include:

- SMP support for the Allwinner A23 SoC with the SunXI code and SMP support for the Broadcom BCM63138.

- Big endian support in Socpga.

- Initial support for the Freescale I.MX7D. The dual-core i.MX7 has two Cortex-A7 cores up to 1.0GHz, Cortex-M4 up to 256MHz, LPDDR2/LPDDR3 support, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and one PCI Express lane. The i.MX7 series is primarily aimed at "Internet of Things" devices.

- Initial support for the ZTE ZX296702 SoC with dual-core Cortex-A9 processor and ARM Mali 400 graphics.

- NVIDIA Tegra HDA support.

- Newly supported Broadcom platforms are the Buffalo WXR-1900DHP, SmartRG SR400ac, and ASUS RT-AC87U devices.

- The Mvbeu platform now supports the Compulab CM-A510, Armada 385-based Linksys boards, and D-Link DNS-327L.

- New OMAP platform support is for the Baltos IR5221, LogicPD Torpedo, and Toby-Churchill SL50.

- Support for the ARM Juno r1 board.

- HiSilicon hi6220 SoC support. Linux 4.2 also supports the 96Boards HiKey.

- A Tegra EMC driver was added that's responsible for scaling memory frequency under Linux.

More details on the many ARM changes for the Linux 4.2 kernel via this pull request series.
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