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Version: 5.0

Embedded Linux Release Matrix

Introduction​

Every embedded Linux OS has few remarkable pieces of software, in this article referred to as components, that are very important to understand the overall system status with regards to performance, known and fixed issues, build instructions, among other aspects.

It is nearly impossible to always use the same versions of components for all of the Toradex computer on modules, therefore this article aims to give you a consolidated overview of the versions of the most remarkable components of our embedded Linux offerings: the Linux kernel, U-Boot and Yocto. We also document versions of the Security Controller (SECO), System Controller Firmware/System Controller Unit (SCFW/SCU) and Trusted Firmware for the A core (TF-A) for some of our NXP-based modules.

Prerequisites​

You must read the following articles:

We strongly recommend that you read the following articles at least once:

Active Releases​

Active releases are recommended for use with Toradex SoMs. There may be several active releases at the same time:

  • One nightly: we omit the nightly from the release matrix.
  • One monthly: we omit the monthly from the release matrix.
  • One quarterly
  • One or more LTS

Toradex BSP Layers and Reference Images for Yocto Project​

See a comparison between the latest releases of Toradex BSP Layers and Reference Images for the Yocto Project.

SoMQuarterlyLTS 5LTS 3LTS 2
Apalis iMX8

Colibri iMX8X
Support is planned in the next releases.This product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS). The 5.7.0 Quarterly LTS Release supports it as a monthly. Please, refer to the 5.7.0 Quarterly section to learn about its components.

You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN).
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Verdin iMX8M Mini
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Verdin iMX8M Plus
This product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS).
You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our
Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN)

BSP: 6.0.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.15.32_2.0.0
Yocto: 4.0 (Kirkstone)
U-Boot: downstream based NXP imx_lf_v2022.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7
Release: 10/2022
This product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS). The 5.7.0 Quarterly LTS Release supports it as a monthly. Please, refer to the 5.7.0 Quarterly section to learn about its components.

You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN)
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Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 6.0.0
Kernels: mainline based NXP BSP v6.0
Yocto: 4.0 (Kirkstone)
U-Boot: mainline based 2022.07
Release: 10/2022
BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2022
BSP: 3.0.4
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L4.14-2.3.x
Yocto: 2.6 / Thud
U-Boot: mainline based 2019.07
Release: 04/2020
BSP: 2.8.7
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L4.9-2.3.x-imx
Yocto: 2.4 / Rocko
U-Boot: mainline based 2016.11
Release: 06/2020
Apalis TK1The latest releases with support are the 5.7.0 and its patch releases. It will not be supported from the 6.X releases forward.BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2022
BSP: 3.0.4
Kernels: downstream based NVIDIA L4T_r21.7 and mainline based 4.14.y
Yocto: 2.6 / Thud
U-Boot: mainline based 2019.07
Release: 04/2020
BSP: 2.8.7
Kernels: downstream based NVIDIA L4T_r21.7 and mainline based 4.14.y
Yocto: 2.4 / Rocko
U-Boot: mainline based 2016.11
Release: 06/2020
Apalis T30
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Colibri T30
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Colibri T20
--BSP: 2.8.7
Kernels: downstream based NVIDIA L4T R16.5
Yocto: 2.4 / Rocko
U-Boot: mainline based 2016.11
Release: 06/2020
Colibri VF61
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Colibri VF50
--BSP: 2.8.7
Kernels: mainline based 4.4
Yocto: 2.4 / Rocko
U-Boot: mainline based 2016.11
Release: 06/2020

TorizonCore​

See a comparison between the latest releases of Toradex TorizonCore.

SoMQuarterlyLTS 5
Apalis iMX8

Colibri iMX8X
This product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS).
You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN)

BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP 5.4.70_2.3.7
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: based on imx-scfw-porting-kit 1.7.7
SCU firmware: NXP i.MX SECO 3.8.6
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7
Release: 07/2022
This product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS).
You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN)
Verdin iMX8M Mini
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Verdin iMX8M Plus
This product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS).
You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN)

BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP 5.4.70_2.3.7
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7
Release: 07/2022
This product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS).
You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN)
Colibri iMX6ULL 1GBThis product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS).
You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN)

BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP 5.4.70_2.3.7 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2022
This product is in a sample state. Because of that, all releases are treated as monthly, regardless of their status (monthly, quarterly, LTS).
You should always use the newest release available. Learn more in our Toradex Embedded Linux Support Strategy and Product Change Notifications (PCN)
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX7 1GB
BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2022
BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2022

Old Releases​

This section starts to be maintained since BSP 5 when BSP Layers and Reference Images for Yocto Project and TorizonCore aligned on using the same versions of components. If you need to know a version of components prior to that, get in contact with our support. Some computers on modules may not be supported by TorizonCore.

Quarterly​

5.7.0​

SoMQuarterly
Apalis iMX8

Colibri iMX8X
BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP 5.4.70_2.3.7
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: based on imx-scfw-porting-kit 1.7.7
SCU firmware: NXP i.MX SECO 3.8.6
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7
Release: 07/2022
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Verdin iMX8M Mini
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Verdin iMX8M Plus
BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP 5.4.70_2.3.7
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7
Release: 07/2022
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.7 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2022
Apalis TK1BSP: 5.7.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2022

5.6.0​

SoMQuarterly
Apalis iMX8
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Colibri iMX8X
BSP: 5.6.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.5
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: based on imx-scfw-porting-kit 1.7.4
SCU firmware: NXP i.MX SECO 3.8.1
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.5
Release: 04/2022
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Verdin iMX8M Mini
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Verdin iMX8M Plus
BSP: 5.6.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.5
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.5
Release: 04/2022
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 5.6.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.5 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 04/2022
Apalis TK1BSP: 5.6.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 04/2022

5.5.0​

SoMQuarterly
Apalis iMX8
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Colibri iMX8X
BSP: 5.5.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: based on imx-scfw-porting-kit 1.7.4
SCU firmware: NXP i.MX SECO 3.8.1
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.4
Release: 01/2022
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Verdin iMX8M Mini
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Verdin iMX8M Plus
BSP: 5.5.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.4
Release: 01/2022
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 5.5.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.4 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 01/2022
Apalis TK1BSP: 5.5.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 01/2022

5.4.0​

SoMQuarterly
Apalis iMX8
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Colibri iMX8X
BSP: 5.4.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.3
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: based on imx-scfw-porting-kit 1.7.3
SCU firmware: NXP i.MX SECO 3.8.1
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.3
Release: 10/2021
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Verdin iMX8M Mini
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Verdin iMX8M Plus
BSP: 5.4.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.3
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.3
Release: 10/2021
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 5.4.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.3 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 10/2021
Apalis TK1BSP: 5.4.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 10/2021

5.3.0​

SoMQuarterly
Apalis iMX8
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Colibri iMX8X
BSP: 5.3.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.2
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: based on imx-scfw-porting-kit 1.7.3
SCU firmware: NXP i.MX SECO 3.8.1
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.2
Release: 07/2021
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Verdin iMX8M Mini
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Verdin iMX8M Plus
BSP: 5.3.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.2
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.2
Release: 07/2021
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 5.3.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.2 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2021
Apalis TK1BSP: 5.3.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 07/2021

5.2.0​

info

TorizonCore has not been promoted to quarterly on this release. Learn more on TorizonCore 5.2.0-devel-202104 Release (Monthly).

SoMQuarterly
Apalis iMX8
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Colibri iMX8X
BSP: 5.2.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.0
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: based on imx-scfw-porting-kit 1.7.0
SCU firmware: NXP i.MX SECO 3.7.4
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.0
Release: 04/2021
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Verdin iMX8M Mini
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Verdin iMX8M Plus
BSP: 5.2.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.0
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.0
Release: 04/2021
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 5.2.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.70_2.3.0 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 04/2021
Apalis TK1BSP: 5.2.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 04/2021

5.1.0​

SoMQuarterly
Apalis iMX8
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Colibri iMX8X
BSP: 5.1.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.24_2.1.0
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: based on imx-scfw-porting-kit 1.5.1
SCU firmware: NXP i.MX SECO 3.6.3
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.24_2.1.0
Release: 01/2021
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Verdin iMX8M MiniBSP: 5.1.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.24_2.1.0
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: based on NXP BSP L5.4.24_2.1.0
Release: 01/2021
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 5.1.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.24_2.1.0 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 01/2021
Apalis TK1BSP: 5.1.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 01/2021

5.0.0​

SoMQuarterly
Apalis iMX8
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Colibri iMX8X
BSP: 5.0.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.24_2.1.0
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
SCFW firmware: TBD
SCU firmware: TBD
TF-A firmware: TBD
Release: 10/2020
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Verdin iMX8M MiniBSP: 5.0.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.24_2.1.0
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: downstream based NXP 2020.04
TF-A firmware: TBD
Release: 10/2020
⚠ WARNING: not a production release, since the hardware is still in sample status
Apalis iMX6
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Colibri iMX6
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Colibri iMX6ULL
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Colibri iMX7
BSP: 5.0.0
Kernels: downstream based NXP BSP L5.4.24_2.1.0 and mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 10/2020
Apalis TK1BSP: 5.0.0
Kernels: mainline based 5.4
Yocto: 3.1 / Dunfell
U-Boot: mainline based 2020.07
Release: 10/2020

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