SOF 1.9 is here

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SOF 1.9 includes the following features:

  • Initial support for AMD Renoir, NXP i.MX8ULP, Mediatek MT8195, and Intel Alder Lake.
  • Beamformer direction information in real time.
  • Further performance improvements to audio processing library.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • Continued Zephyr integration with more native features being used.
  • Initial infrastructure support for MS Windows.

Learn more about the release here.

SOF 1.8 is here

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SOF 1.8 includes the following features:

  • Improved support for Intel Tiger Lake-based devices.
  • Improved Bluetooth support.
  • Support for Inteligo noise-reduction technology.
  • Support for additional Cadence library codecs.
  • Further performance improvements to the audio processing library.
  • Power optimizations for Intel Tiger Lake devices.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • Pipeline-level multi-core support.
  • LL scheduler refinement for multi-core support.
  • Continued Zephyr integration with more native features being used.
  • Fixes for known xrun issues with multi-core.

Learn more about the release here.

SOF 1.7 is here

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SOF 1.7 includes the following features:

  • SOF now supports Intel Tiger Lake H.
  • Codec adapter improvements mean SOF now supports audio processing modules from Cadence.
  • Continued Zephyr integration means SOF is now supported as a Zephyr module.
  • Scheduler improvements mean SOF now supports dynamic clock switching.
  • Major feature and performance improvements have been made for Smart amplifiers, SRC, Mux, Crossover, and DRC.
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements have been completed for Intel and NXP platforms.

Learn more about the release here.

SOF 1.6.1 is here

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Our latest update is feature-rich!

  • Firmware now supports Intel Tiger Lake-based devices.
  • Maxim Smart Amplifiers ICs support.
  • Beamformer microphone support.
  • DC blocker audio processing component.
  • Zephyr RTOS support. Zephyr can now be used as the RTOS instead of SOF RTOS/XTOS.
  • Major feature and performance improvements for ASRC, KWD, and FIR/IIR components.
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements for Intel and NXP platforms.

Learn more about the release here.

Why Sound Open Firmware?

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See what Jim Zemlin, the Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, has to say about why he’s excited about the launch of Sound Open Firmware and the importance of it for the industry.

The Linux Foundation Welcomes Sound Open Firmware Project

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LogoOpen source audio firmware and SDK from Intel Corporation enable developers with tools to adapt operating systems for audio devices

PORTLAND, Ore. (Embedded Linux Conference), March 14, 2018 – The Linux Foundation announced today that Sound Open Firmware (SOF) has become a Linux Foundation project. With significant engineering and code contributions from Intel® Corporation, SOF includes a digital signal processing (DSP) firmware and an SDK that together provide infrastructure and development tools for developers working on audio or signal processing. Intel and Google support SOF and invite others to join them in advancing the project.

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