Layerscape LDP is the industry standard of Linux enablement software for Layerscape family of processors. It provides all the necessary drivers, tools, and libraries required to enable all features of the Arm®-based Layerscape processors.
Layerscape LDP has been tested and qualified, ensuring a fully operational boot loader, kernel, and board-specific modules that are ready to use together within a flexible configuration for specific hardware reference platforms.
There are three ways to use the Linux enablement software from NXP:
- As a complete reference integration1 with an LDP distro user-space2 which allows users to quickly deploy and test-drive various features on a Layerscape reference design platform.
- As individual components including kernel drivers, U-Boot and UEFI boot loaders, firmware, and user-space libraries that can be integrated into a Linux distribution. The LDP components are commercial grade and thoroughly tested with years of development expertise going into them. These components form the basis for integration into community, commercial, and customer Linux distributions.
- As part of open source communities like kernel.org, dpdk.org, denx.de (U-Boot).
- This is a combination of NXP provided kernel and boot loaders with an LDP distro user-space image.
- NXP Layerscape processors are compliant with Arm® standards and are capable of running thousands of Linux applications in binary form.