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Yocto Linux for ADSP-SC5xx Processors - Release 2.1.0: Release Notes


This release contains an upgrade of all the key components to a recent LTS release.

Supported Linux Distributions

The Yocto Linux for ADSP-SC5xx processors product is formally supported on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64-bit. While the product will likely build on other modern Linux distributions, ADI support for build issues will only be provided when using the supported Linux distribution.

Supported Processors and EZ-KITs

The following processors and silicon revisions are supported by the Yocto Linux for ADSP-SC5xx product.

Note: The supported processor silicon revision list is different from the Linux Add-In product. Earlier revisions of some EZ-KITs contained different hardware. These are not supported by the Yocto Linux product.
Development Board Supported Revision
ADSP-SC598 EZ-KIT A or later
ADSP-SC594 EZ-KIT A or later
ADSP-SC589 EZ-KIT 2.0 or later
ADSP-SC589-MINI 1.5 or later
ADSP-SC584 EZ-KIT 2.0 or later
ADSP-SC573 EZ-KIT 2.0 or later

System Requirements

The following system requirements are recommended:

  • Modern multi-core CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • At least 60GB of disk space

For installation on the development board your host PC will require:

  • Two open USB ports

Note: The Yocto Linux product is built from source. For improved performance we recommend at least 4 cores and a SSD disk.

Obtaining Technical Support

You can reach Analog Devices software and tools technical support in the following ways:

  • Post your questions in the software and development tools support community at Analog Devices Engineer Zone ®
  • E-mail your questions about processors and processor applications to
  • Submit your questions to technical support directly via
  • Contact your Analog Devices sales office or authorized distributor

New Features And Changes

The following changes have been applied since the 1.0 release of Yocto Linux for ADSP-SC5xx Processors.

  • U-Boot forked from upstream upgraded to 2020.10 LTS release
  • Linux kernel upgraded to 5.4.183 LTS release
  • Yocto upgraded to 3.1 (Dunfell) LTS release
  • Recommended host OS upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 (Although both should work)
  • Switched from Busybox to SystemD for boot

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