Sai Kiran Talamudupula

Firmware Engineer working on the Slim Bootloader project.

How Slim Bootloader turned fantastic in this pandemic

The open-source Slim Bootloader project began 3 years ago with the goal of providing a boot firmware that’s specific to Internet of Things use cases especially in Intel-based embedded systems and solutions. It’s also designed to be small in flash footprint, boots fast, secure, extensible, and easily configurable.
Since its inception, Slim Bootloader has matured into a robust boot firmware with multiple exciting new features such as Time Coordinated Computing (TCC) technology, Functional Safety (FuSa), Firmware Update Resiliency, enhanced firmware & Intel Firmware Support Package (FSP) configuration just to name a few. As Intel continues to release various new processors and System on Chips (SoC), the Intel team has continued to enable Slim Bootloader support for them on the respective reference platform offerings.
This talk will provide a state of art update of what has changed over the years and what we’ve learnt from maintaining it in the open-source community.