Release date: 5/6/2020

Variscite is pleased to inform about the Debian Buster release v1.1 for its i.MX 8QuadMax modules.


Release: var-som-mx8-debian-recovery-sd.v11


  • Filesystem:
    Debian Buster
  • Linux kernel:
    Variscite imx_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga_var01release (based on official NXP release imx_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga, which is based on Linux 4.14.98).
  • U-Boot:
    Variscite imx_v2018.03_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga_var01 release (based on official NXP release imx_v2018.03_4.14.98_2.0.0, which is based on U-Boot v2018.03).

Noteworthy updates:

Release v1.1

U-Boot updates:

  • Support for reading DRAM size from the EEPROM
  • SPL support
  • usb: storage: Limit transfer size to 120 kiB

Kernel updates:

  • fix missing/wrong parameters for pwm0-7 nodes
  • Debian Build Updates:
  • Update imx-mkimage build target to support u-boot spl build to bootloader
  • WiFi bugfixes for occasional kernel dump during reboot

Release v1.0

  • imx-gpu-sdk 5.3.0 demos
  • Initial Debian Buster release with Docker support

External Information
Release notes
Developers info: VAR-SOM-MX8, SPEAR-MX8