OpenSTLinux architecture overview

The OpenSTLinux distribution encompasses the following components:

  • The OpenSTLinux BSP that offers services, to the application frameworks in the same context, from:
    • The boot chain based on TF-A and U-Boot
    • The OP-TEE secure OS running on the Cortex-A in secure mode
    • The Linux® kernel running on the Arm® Cortex®-A in non-secure mode
  • The Application frameworks that rely on the services provided by the OpenSTLinux BSP, to provide particular functionalities (code libraries, APIs, tool sets...) to facilitate the development of software applications:
    • The Linux application frameworks (aka Linux middlewares) running on the user space of the Linux OS: e.g. libusb C library for a generic access to USB devices, ALSA user-space bundle for audio functionalities, GStreamer multimedia framework...
    • The OP-TEE application frameworks running on the user space of the secure OS: e.g. TEE Internal core API for the development of Trusted Applications (TA)
    • The U-Boot application frameworks: e.g. configuration scripts

The figure below is clickable so that the user can directly jump to one of the sub-levels listed above.

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OP-TEE overviewOP-TEE overviewTF-A overviewU-Boot overviewSTM32MP15 Linux kernel overviewBoot chains overviewOpenSTLinux BSP architecture overviewLinux application frameworks overview
OpenSTLinux architecture overview





Board Support Package

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Trusted Firmware for Arm Cortex-A

Open Portable Trusted Execution Environment

Operating System

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Advanced Linux sound architecture

Trusted Execution Environment

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Trusted Application

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