Firmware and Tools

The SOF firmware and tools can be downloaded either as a compressed source release, binary release, or via Git.


All project SOF source code is maintained in the repository and includes folders for SOF, SOF tools and topologies, the Linux kernel, and documentation. Download the source code as a zip or tar.gz file:

git clone
cd sof.git
git checkout master -b master

Source and Binary Releases

The latest SOF release is v1.5.1 (June 2020).

Firmware and SDK tool source code and binary releases are located on GitHub. The GitHub release page also lists details such as new features and new platforms:

Binary releases for different platforms are made available via the sof-bin repository:

Intermediate releases are also included on this page. General releases include the “vX.Y” naming convention and are tagged on GitHub as such.

Linux Driver

The SOF Linux driver is upstreamed from Linux version 5.2 onwards. It is included as part of official Linux releases from v5.2.

The following SOF Linux driver development branch includes new features that are integrated prior to upstreaming.

git clone
cd linux.git
git checkout origin/sof-dev -b sof-dev