Release date: 04/26/2021

Variscite is pleased to inform about the Yocto Zeus release v2.2 for its i.MX8M Plus System on Modules.


Release: zeus-fsl-5.4.70-mx8mp-v1.2


  • Filesystem:
    Yocto Zeus (based on official NXP release L5.4.70_2.3.0).
  • Linux kernel:
    Variscite imx_5.4.70_2.3.0_var01 branch (based on NXP branch imx_5.4.70_2.3.0, which is based on Linux 5.4.70).
  • U-Boot:
    Variscite imx_v2020.04_5.4.70_2.3.0_var01 branch (based on NXP branch imx_v2020.04_5.4.70_2.3.0, which is based on U-Boot v2020.04).

Noteworthy updates since release 2.1:

  • U-Boot: Disabled the 2nd Ethernet in U-Boot by default for DART-MX8M-PLUS and VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS – This prevents a U-Boot crash on SOM configurations without a 2nd Ethernet PHY
  • kernel: Fixed a rarely observed audio driver related kernel freeze during boot

External Information
Release notes
Developers info: DART-MX8M-PLUS, VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS