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Updated versions of the Zephyr project are released approximately every three-months. Here are summaries for past releases. See the Program Management wiki page for information about release planning and intermediate milestone dates.
Future release planning documentation is maintained in this live Zephyr Project GitHub roadmap.
While our expectations are for features to be completed in the release indicated, some features may be added to a release, moved to a different release, modified, or dropped altogether as further investigations and priorities are understood.
- Support for over 160 board configurations spanning 8 architectures
- A reimplemented Timing system simplifies drivers and reduces typical kernel build size by hundreds of bytes
- Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) support adds a new CPU affinity API that can pin threads to a specific set of cores
- Zephyr now supports x86_64 architecture for QEMU targets
- Majority of networking components and protocols (including MQTT, CoAP, LWM2M, and SNTP) now use the overhauled Network packet API
- Native POSIX port enhanced with UART, USB, and display drivers, and a simulated NRF52832 SoC that enables running full system, multi-node simulations
- Added an experimental BLE split-software controller for supporting multiple BLE radio hardware architectures
- The overhauled power management subsystem now supports device-idle power management and simplifying application power management logic
- Major updates to the logging and shell subsystem support multiple back-ends, integration of logging into the shell, and delayed log processing
- Introduced the west tool for managing multiple repositories and enhanced support for flashing and debugging
- Added support for application user mode, application memory partitions, and hardware stack protection in ARMv8m
- Applied MISRA-C coding guidelines on the kernel and core components
- Extensible and Pluggable Tracing Support
- Compartmentalized application memory organization
- Logging System Overhaul
- Introduce system calls for BSD socket APIs
- Support for IEEE 802.1AS-2011 generalized Precision Time Protocol (gPTP)
- Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) TX support
- Support for TLS and DTLS using BSD socket API
- Support for Link Layer Multicast Name Resolution (LLMNR)
- Introduced reworked ADC API and updated Nordic, NXP, Atmel, and Designware drivers
- Support OS-driven Power Management framework
- Basic support for Arm TrustZone in Armv8-M
- Asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) via integration of OpenAMP
- Persistent storage support for Bluetooth Low Energy including Mesh
- 802.1Q – Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) traffic on an Ethernet network
- Support multiple concurrent filesystem devices, partitions, and FS types
- Ethernet network management interface
- Networking traffic prioritization on a per-connection basis
- Support for Ethernet statistical counters
- Support for TAP net device on the native POSIX port
- Command-line Zephyr meta-tool “west”
- SPI slave support
- Runtime non-volatile configuration data storage system (settings)
- Thread-level memory protection on x86, ARC and Arm, userspace and memory domains
- Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) support on the Xtensa architecture.
- Initial Armv8-M architecture support.
- Native development environment on Microsoft Windows.
- Native build target on POSIX platforms.
- POSIX PSE52 partial support.
- Thread support via integration with OpenThread.
- Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates over BLE using MCUmgr.
- Lightweight flash storage layer for constrained devices.
- Additional SoC, platform and driver support for many of the already supported platforms.
- Zephyr Kernel v1.14.0 – Apr 16, 2019
- Zephyr Kernel v1.13.0 – Sep 9, 2018
- Zephyr Kernel v1.12.0 – June 11, 2018
- Zephyr Kernel v1.11.0 – Mar 9, 2018
- Zephyr Kernel v1.10.0 – Dec 8, 2017
- Zephyr Kernel v1.9.2 – Nov 19, 2017
- Zephyr Kernel v1.9.1 – Oct 12, 2017
- Zephyr Kernel v1.9.0 – Sep 7, 2017
- Zephyr Kernel v1.8.0 – June 15, 2017
- Zephyr Kernel v1.7.1 – May 15, 2017
- Zephyr Kernel v1.7.0 – Mar 11, 2017
- Zephyr Kernel v1.6.1 – May 15, 2017
- Zephyr Kernel v1.6.0 – Dec 3, 2016
- Zephyr Kernel v1.5.0 – Aug 26, 2016
- Zephyr Kernel v1.4.0 – Jun 3, 2016
- Zephyr Kernel v1.3.0 – May 2, 2016
- Zephyr Kernel v1.2.0 – Apr 2, 2016
- Zephyr Kernel v1.1.0 – Mar 5, 2016
- Zephyr Kernel v1.0.0 – Feb 8, 2016
- Zephyr SDK 0.10.3 – Aug 15, 2019
- Zephyr SDK 0.10.2 – Aug 8, 2019
- Zephyr SDK 0.10.1 – Jun 13, 2019
- Zephyr SDK 0.10.0 – Mar 8, 2019
- Zephyr SDK 0.9.5 – Nov 2, 2018
- Zephyr SDK 0.9.4 – Nov 2, 2018
- Zephyr SDK 0.9.3 – May 11, 2018
- Zephyr SDK 0.9.2 – Oct 19, 2017
- Zephyr SDK 0.9.1 – May 20, 2017
- Zephyr SDK 0.9.0 – Feb 6, 2017
- Zephyr SDK 0.8.2 – Aug 2, 2016
- Zephyr SDK 0.8.1 – Jul 14, 2016
Zephyr project is provided as source code and build scripts for different target architectures and configurations, and not as a binary image. (See Supported Boards documentation for details.) Updated versions of the Zephyr project are released approximately every three months. (See Release Overview for details.)
This downloads page is where you’ll find the latest tagged source code release along with its corresponding release notes found in the Zephyr Project GitHub repo and in the online release notes documentation.
Zephyr project source code is maintained in a Git repository. For releases 1.14 and after, multiple repositories are used, so the preferred method for downloading source code is by using a Zephyr project tool called west. While you can also download source as a tar.gz file or use Git commands (see the bottom of the GitHub release notes pages), this requires additional manual steps (see Using Zephyr without west documentation for details).
The project’s technical documentation is tagged to correspond with a specific release. The latest documentation for the “master” branch under development can be found at https://docs.zephyrproject.org/. Use the version selector to see the documentation for tagged versions.