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Linux and Android for AIROC™ Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Infineon has created a flexible ecosystem allowing us to offer complete AIROC™ Wi-Fi and AIROC™ Bluetooth Linux solutions designed to address the evolving requirements of the embedded connectivity market.

Proprietary and Open Source Linux packages have now evolved which leverage our partner ecosystem and the Linux open source community.

Specifically, within the proprietary Linux support model, the CPU manufacturer will provide the Linux Kernel, associated device drivers, evaluation platform and all necessary support for the same as part of a standard Linux release process. The production module supplier will then support the production Cypress based Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module which interfaces to the board via a connector, or resides directly on their intended development platform.

Conversely, the new Linux Open Source model enables the use of any host architecture and platform supported by (en:users:drivers:brcm80211 [Linux Wireless]). By leveraging the open source community, the open source (example: Quick Start with FMAC Driver on iMX6 UVELK and Murata 1DX) driver is able to iterate, innovate and improve more quickly than closed-source alternatives, as a result of exposure to a broader audience and broader set of use-cases. Finally, the integration of the open source driver will be facilitated by the open source community that is becoming more adept at supporting this process.

Linux Wi-Fi Driver Release

This is Infineon's Linux brcmfmac driver and firmware support package. Brcmfmac is an open-source driver project.

Older versions can be downloaded from the archive here.


Linux Yocto Driver Release

Yocto is a widely used custom embedded Linux distribution creation tool. The Yocto project provides a flexible set of tools and a space where embedded developers worldwide can share technologies, software stacks, configurations, and best practices to create tailored Linux images for embedded and IoT devices, or anywhere a customized Linux OS is needed. This release allows you to enable Infineon's Wi-Fi connectivity software in your Yocto projects, making it easier than ever to get started quickly.

Older versions can be downloaded from the archive here.


Android Release

Infineon's Android release for the broad market based on the NXP Android 10.0.0_2.0.0 release.

This release has been qualified on the NXP i.MX8MQuad Evaluation Kit (EVK) platform.

Customers wishing to leverage the Android Open Source Platform now have an out of the box Android solution for Infineon's AIROC™ connectivity parts.

Older versions can be downloaded from the archive here.