UEFI Conformance Profiles: Enabling “Reduced Model” Implementations

Presented by

Samer El-Haj-Mahmoud, Arm and Dick Wilkins, Phoenix

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When the UEFI specification was originally developed, it targeted traditional platforms (servers, desktops, and laptops) using general purpose operating systems. As migration to new platform types has occurred, firmware developers for emerging platform types have pointed out that some UEFI standard required interfaces may not be needed by some platform types. Implementing these unused interfaces and their supporting code can be an unnecessary burden to smaller and constrained devices such as those for the IoT, embedded, automotive and other markets. In this webinar, we will discuss the history behind the UEFI specifications and the rationale and benefits of adding in the new Conformance Profiles capability. We will explain how developers can leverage the Conformance Profile Table in the UEFI specification and review real world use cases

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