August 29, 2022
The UEFI Forum today announced the release of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.10 specification and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 6.5 specification. The new specification versions expand support for new processor types, memory interfaces and platform types, while enabling for crypto agility in post-quantum system security.
UEFI 2.10 Specification Highlights:
- Introducing UEFI Conformance Profiles, allowing support for more types of platforms and implementation codebases
- Crypto agility including SHA-384/SHA-512 signing scheme for Authenticated Variables support
- Emerging LoongArch and RISC-V processor architecture support
- Add confidential computing extension
“We are excited to share the new Conformance Profiles feature, responsive to community pull for a way to make the UEFI Forum’s work useful,” said Mark Doran, UEFI Forum President. “The Conformance Profiles feature will expand the platform types UEFI can support to an ever wider range of platform types like IoT, embedded and automotive spaces – beyond general purpose computers.”