ADSP-BF60x is the new generation Blackfin® dual-core processor announced by Analog Devices in late March, 2012. See news at http://www.analog.com/en/press-release/03_28_12_ADI_Blackfin_Processors_Accelerated_Visio/press.html To engage customers into the BF60x based product development earlier, we are pleased to announce the 2012R1 Linux stable release for the BF60x family.
This release includes 3 packages: 2012R1-RC6-BF60X buildroot Linux distribution, 2012R1-RC2 GNU toolchain and 2012R1-RC4-BF60X Das U-boot. The buildroot Linux distribution is introduced for ADI BF60x and future processors. An overview and basic guide can be found at http://docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=buildroot_on_blackfin . BF5xx processors are still supported in the uClinux distribution, but they are not part of this BF60x specific Linux release. Das U-boot and GNU toolchain support both BF60x and BF5xx. But, they are only tested against BF60x in this release. Overall, this 2012R1 stable release is for BF60x only.
The released binary images, source code and testing results are free to download from the same web site. We appreciate your bug reports and suggestions. These should be submitted via the appropriate support forums, listed at the end of this document.