Arm SystemReady is a compliance-based certification program that is part of
Arm’s Project Cassini initiative for the edge and IoT sector that aims to
create a seamless cloud native experience with standards, security and
SystemReady provides a formal set of compute platform definitions to cover a
range of systems from the cloud-to-IoT and -edge, helping software 'just work'
seamlessly across a vibrant, diverse ecosystem of Arm-based hardware.
Arm SystemReady applies to a broad set of devices in the datacenter server,
edge and IoT ecosystems. One of the key benefits of SystemReady is to ensure
the easy deployment and maintenance of standard firmware interfaces, thus
reducing the cost of supporting multiple software platforms. It ensures
interoperability with generic off-the-shelf operating systems and workloads to
work seamlessly across Arm-based platforms and eliminates the need for
customer engineered firmware.
At NXP, we are proud to announce that we are Arm SystemReady certified. The
high-performance i.MX 8M family of applications processors is SystemReady IR
certified, making NXP the first company with a certified System Ready IR
solution for connected edge devices. NXP-designed platforms
i.MX 8M Plus EVK,
i.MX 8MQuad EVK,
i.MX 8M Nano EVK
i.MX 8M Mini EVKB
are now certified SystemReady IR. NXP-designed platform
from the Layerscape processor family are also certified SystemReady ES for
Our goal is to empower our customers with the confidence that the operating
systems and application software ‘‘just works” on our platforms, thus allowing
developers to focus on innovation and ensuring a simplified and faster time to
"At NXP, collaboration is our way of working and initiatives like Project
Cassini and System Ready align with our approach"
Ron Martino, EVP and GM, Edge Processing, NXP