Prerequisites & Requirements

This document describes the software and hardware requiremnts for building TF-A Tests for AArch32 and AArch64 target platforms.

It may be possible to build TF-A Tests with combinations of software and hardware that are different from those listed below. The software and hardware described in this document are officially supported.

Build Host

TF-A Tests may be built using a Linux build host machine with a recent Linux distribution. We have performed tests using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (64-bit), but other distributions should also work fine, provided that the tools and libraries can be installed.


Install the required packages to build TF-A Tests with the following command:

sudo apt-get install device-tree-compiler build-essential git python3

Note that at least Python 3.8 is required.

Download and install the GNU cross-toolchain from Arm. The TF-A Tests have been tested with version 12.3.Rel1 (gcc 12.3):

In addition, the following optional packages and tools may be needed:

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