Release date: 5/28/2020

Variscite is pleased to inform about the Yocto Sumo release v1.8 for the i.MX8QM System on Module.


Release: sumo-fsl-4.14.98-mx8-v1.8


  • Filesystem:
    Yocto Sumo (based on official NXP release L4.14.98-2.0.0_ga).
  • Linux kernel:
    imx_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga_var01 release (based on official NXP release imx_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga, which is based on Linux 4.14.98).
  • U-Boot:
    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_ga, which is based on U-Boot v2018.03).

Noteworthy updates:

Release 1.8

  • Upgraded SCFW to version 1.2.10
  • Upgraded SCFW DRAM configuration to RPA V19 CBT
  • Added SCFW support for reading DRAM configuration from EEPROM
  • Enabled U-Boot SPL
  • Enabled U-Boot support for reading DRAM size from EEPROM
  • Fixed alsactl store/restore sequence
  • Fixed Bluetooth suspend/resume sequence

Release 1.7

  • Fixed WiFi detection on latest revision of VAR-SOM-MX8

Release 1.6

  • Upgraded SCFW to version 1.2.8

Release 1.5

  • Added Android support for SPEAR-MX8
  • Fixed capacitive touch interrupt for VAR-SOM-MX8

Release 1.4

  • Added Yocto support for SPEAR-MX8

Release 1.3

  • Added Android support for VAR-SOM-MX8

Release 1.2

  • Added HDMI and DP support for VAR-SOM-MX8
  • Fixed DRAM instability problem
  • Disabled U-Boot splash on LVDS display
  • Fixed occasional WiFi driver crashes on reboot/poweroff

Release 1.1

  • Initial Yocto release for VAR-SOM-MX8

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