64-bit ARM boards received from Rikomagic

September 30, 2015 posted by Martin Husemann

Rikomagic was kind enough to provide engineering samples of their RKM MK68 systems and documentation to a few NetBSD developers to assist in improving the aarch64 port.

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NetBSD on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1

July 25, 2015 posted by Jared McNeill

NetBSD is now running on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 development kit. The NVIDIA Jetson TK1 is a quad-core ARMv7 development board that features an NVIDIA Tegra K1 (32-bit) SoC (quad-core Cortex-A15 @ 2.3GHz), 2GB RAM, gigabit ethernet, SATA, HDMI, mini-PCIE, and more.

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CI20 status update

June 11, 2015 posted by Michael Lorenz

Some more hardware support has been added including ohci, ethernet and I2C, also all RAM is usable now.
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NetBSD ported to Hardkernel ODROID-C1

March 18, 2015 posted by Jared McNeill

NetBSD was recently ported to the Hardkernel ODROID-C1. The Hardkernel ODROID-C1 is a quad-core ARMv7 development board that features an Amlogic S805 SoC (quad-core Cortex-A5 @ 1.5GHz), 1GB RAM and gigabit ethernet for $35 USD.

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Raspberry PI 2 support added

March 09, 2015 posted by Nick Hudson

Initial support is now available for the Raspberry PI 2.

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CI20 reaches userland

March 07, 2015 posted by Michael Lorenz

My CI20 now makes it to userland, with root and ethernet via USB.
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Raspberry Pi GPU acceleration in NetBSD 7

January 30, 2015 posted by Jared McNeill

With the latest updates to NetBSD 7, the Raspberry Pi port now supports hardware acceleration using the built-in Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU. This enables 3D graphics acceleration and hardware accelerated video playback, a first for NetBSD/arm.

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The State of Accelerated Graphics on NetBSD/sparc, updated

January 07, 2015 posted by Michael Lorenz

This is an update to this post.
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So they sent me a CI20

November 23, 2014 posted by Michael Lorenz

When I found out that Ingenic is giving away some of their MIPS Creator CI20 boards I applied, and to my surprise they sent me one. Of course, the point was to make NetBSD work on it. I just finished the first step.
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ARM multiprocessor support

November 06, 2014 posted by Martin Husemann

NetBSD now supports multiple cores on various ARM SoCs.[Read More] [4 comments]


The playstation2 port is back

March 31, 2014 posted by Martin Husemann

After not having a usable compiler for a few years, the playstation2 port is returning, now that gcc 4.9 (gcc-current in NetBSD terms) re-acquired support for the R5900 CPU[Read More] [2 comments]


SX support added

July 03, 2013 posted by Michael Lorenz

Support for Sun's SX rendering engine ( found in the SparcStation 20 and 10SX's memory controllers ) has been added, both for the console and X. Both drivers support basic acceleration ( block copy, rectangle fill, character drawing in the kernel ), the Xorg driver also supports Xrender acceleration. This probably makes SX the oldest supported hardware which can do that.

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