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The Yocto Project

It’s not an embedded Linux distribution,
it creates a custom one for you.

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The Yocto Project (YP) is an open source collaboration project that helps developers create custom Linux-based systems regardless of the hardware architecture.

The project provides a flexible set of tools and a space where embedded developers worldwide can share technologies, software stacks, configurations, and best practices that can be used to create tailored Linux images for embedded and IOT devices, or anywhere a customized Linux OS is needed.

Benefits of Yocto Project

The de facto industry standard “tool kit”

The de facto industry standard “tool kit” for building custom embedded Linux operating systems

The #1 platform to validate new SoC designs

(all architectures) and build BSPsSBOMs and Reproducible Builds

Preferred platform for a variety of industry initiatives

AGL, RDK Set Top Boxes, TVs, Commercial Switches, Routers, Security Products, Embedded Devices, Medical Devices, and much more

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to the Cyber Resilience Act

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Latest Release – 2024.04.30

YP Core — Scarthgap 5.0

BSPs & Archived Releases

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Become an integral part of Yocto Project by joining as a member and shape the future of customizable embedded Linux.

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