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This BSP provides a basis for development, deployment and execution of Linux based applications on the AM335X System on Module (SOM). For detailed information on the various software components included in the release and how to use them, please refer to the BSP Yocto Yogurt AM335x PD16.2.0 Release Notes#Quickstart.



Linux Kernel4.4.19 (Based on TI SDK 03.01.00)
Yocto2.1.2 (Krogoth)
Host OS Tested on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Supported Hardware

BSP Download

Prebuilt images of PD16.2.0 can be downloaded from the link below:


Quickstarts for phyCORE-AM335x-PD16.2.0:

BSP Yocto AM335x Manual PD16.2.x

Fixed In This Release

  • N/A

New In This Release


  • Kernel

    • New kernel version 4.4.19

    • Kernel and device tree are now stored in static UBI volumes
    • Power management support for PCM-060

      Method for updating the kernel, device tree, and rootfs has changed in this release. The kernel and device tree are now placed in a static UBI volume inside the rootfs partition. See Section 5 of the Yocto AM335x Manual for instructions. Section 5.4, "Troubleshooting Nand Flash Update", provides additional info when updating from a previous BSP release.

  • Barebox

    • Updated version to 2016.07.0

  • Yocto

    • Updated version to 2.1.2 (Krogoth)

    • New machine configuration phyboard-wega-r2-am335x-1

Not Supported

  • Removed support for the following machines
    • phyFLEX-AM335x machines
    • phyBOARD-MAIA-AM335x machines

Known Issues

PHYTEC Known Issues

  • phycore-am335x-som / phycore-r2-am335x-som

    • Boot tests showed in about 2 of 2000 boots that the SMSC LAN8710 phy could not be found. The PHY ID readout is wrong. The generic PHY driver will take over. Ethernet is still functional in this case.

  • phycore-am335x/phycore-r2-am335x

    • rtc1 (AM335x RTC) has high deviation 

  • All configurations:

    • Using the kernel crypto modules for hw acceleration of ssl causes ssh connections from Ubuntu 14.04 to fail. The module auto loading has therefore been disabled. 

    • CAN tests with 20kbit/s did not run successfully. All other CANopen standard bit rates are working.

Texas Instruments Known Issues

Technical Support

For further information or to report any problems, visit the PHYTEC Support Portal