Linux ARM

Configuration:platform = linux_arm

Linux ARM is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution. Using host OS (Mac OS X, Linux ARM) you can build native application for Linux ARM platform.

For more detailed information please visit vendor site.

Stable and upstream versions

You can switch between stable releases of Linux ARM development platform and the latest upstream version using platform option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File) as described below.


; Latest stable version
platform = linux_arm
board = ...

; Custom stable version
platform = linux_arm@x.y.z
board = ...


platform =
board = ...


Name Description
framework-wiringpi WiringPi is a PIN based GPIO access library written in C for the BCM2835, BCM2836 and BCM2837 SoC devices used in all Raspberry Pi
toolchain-gccarmlinuxgnueabi GCC Toolchain for Linux ARM GNU EABI


Name Description
WiringPi WiringPi is a GPIO access library written in C for the BCM2835 used in the Raspberry Pi. It’s designed to be familiar to people who have used the Arduino ‘wiring’ system



Raspberry Pi

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Raspberry Pi 1 Model B No BCM2835 700MHz 512MB 512MB
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B No BCM2836 900MHz 1GB 1GB
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B No BCM2837 1200MHz 1GB 1GB
Raspberry Pi Zero No BCM2835 1000MHz 512MB 512MB