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ACRN Project Releases Version 1.2

By August 28, 2019April 23rd, 2020Blog

We are pleased to announce the release of ACRN™ Hypervisor version 1.2 which introduces a number of new features.

What’s New in Release Version 1.2

  • Support for OVMF as virtual boot loader for Service VM to launch Clearlinux, VxWorks or Windows. Secure boot is also supported
  • Support for Kata containers.
  • Windows as a Guest (WaaG): USB host (xHCI) mediator
  • Virtualization support for Always Running Timer (ART)
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements

See the full release notes and latest documentation for more information about this 1.2 release.

Document updates

We have many reference documents available, including:

We have many reference documents available, including:

We also updated the following documents based on the newly defined Usage Scenarios in this release, including:

Refer to the ACRN version 1.2 release notes for more details.

About the ACRN™ Project

ACRN is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor, built with real-time and safety-criticality in mind, optimized to streamline embedded development through an open source platform. To learn more, please visit

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