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AR# 68119

2016.3 Yocto Release features


This answer record contains information on the 2016.3 Yocto release features available for Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and Zync-7000 devices.


The following features are available in the Yocto 2016.3 release. Please refer to http://www.wiki.xilinx.com/Yocto+OSL+Image+build for source and build procedures.

  1. Yocto Build system to call XSCT - Recipe that will allow Yocto build system to transparently call back-end XSCT
  2. meta-petalinux (Distro): Benchmarking - Image recipes to include benchmarks for Zynq MPSoC
  3. meta-petalinux (Distro):Run-time package management - Support for Package management on target (OSL image on target should have support for package management using SMART).
  4. meta-xilinx (BSP): Xilinx components updates - Yocto OSL build for zc702, zc706, and zcu102 boards for the 2016.3 release.
  5. meta-xilinx (BSP): FIT image support - Support FIT image format for MicroBlaze, Zynq-7000 and Zynq MPSoC.
  6. meta-xilinx (BSP): Support for Xilinx Evaluation Boards - Support for ZCU100 evaluation board.
  7. meta-xilinx (BSP): Graphics updates: X11, VCU - Supports X11 and VCU recipes.
  8. meta-xilinx (BSP) : Xen Support - Users are able to build Xen hypervisor and Xen tools using meta-xilinx and other meta layers.
  9. X11 back end support for MALI user space drivers in Yocto - Customers had requested X11 support on the MALI GPU on Zynq UltraScale+. These drivers are now selectable options in PetaLinux and Yocto.
AR# 68119
Date 11/07/2016
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
  • Zynq-7000
  • FPGA Device Families
  • Microblaze
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Processing System
Boards & Kits
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Boards and Kits
  • Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Boards and Kits
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