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About NetBSD/hpcarm

NetBSD/hpcarm brings the NetBSD operating system to Intel StrongARM and XScale based Windows CE and Windows Mobile PDA machines.

The port name hpcarm was coined from hardwares NetBSD/hpcarm runs: StrongARM and XScale based systems in Microsoft's H/PC (Handheld PC) form factor. A H/PC machine contains a keyboard and a touch screen, equipped with 8MB or more RAM. The port supports the HPC form factor, as well as the H/PC Pro and PsPC (Palmsized PC). (Many PsPC machines are used by the developers for active development.)

NetBSD/hpcarm is an ideal platform for mobile computing applications because of hardware sizes. And, of course, NetBSD/hpcarm supports all the standard features you expect NetBSD, such as IPv6 and IPsec.

NetBSD/hpcarm News

2010-08-23: Pre-installed disk image for NetBSD/hpcarm W-ZERO3
Pre-installed disk image for NetBSD/hpcarm W-ZERO3 that will fit 2GB SD card media is available at http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/tsutsui/wzero3/. You can try NetBSD/hpcarm including Xserver on W-ZERO3 machines without complicated installation by simply writing the image to a 2GB SD card media by gzip(1) and dd(1) on UNIX environments, or the brandnew Rawrite32.exe tool for Windows. Pre-compiled pkgsrc-2010Q2 based package binaries for NetBSD/hpcarm 5.99.38 on the image are also available. See README file (or README.ja) for details.
2010-08-08: LCD speed improvement for W-ZERO3 machines
LCD console speed on W-ZERO3 machines has been improved as ~three times by enabling write through cache against framebuffer memory.
2010-07-31: Switch to using Xorg server by default
NetBSD/hpcarm port has been switched to using Xorg server by default. Snapshot binaries can be found in the daily build server. See announcement for more details.
2010-07-17: MAXPARTITIONS in disklabel bumped
A maximum number of partitions in disklabel(5) has been bumped from 8 to 16 as well as i386 and other hpc ports.
2010-07-05: Internal Wireless LAN support for WS003SH and WS004SH
Support for Intersil PrismGT 802.11b/g WLAN, which is used in WS003SH and WS004SH, has been added.
2010-05-30: Keypad driver for WS011SH
Keypad driver for WS011SH has been added.
2010-05-25: Keymaps for Xorg server for WS011SH/WS020SH
Xorg keyboard config files for WS011SH and WS020SH have been added.
2010-05-23: Update support for WS020SH
SD insert/remove detection and keymap for WS020SH have been added.
2010-05-22: Touchpad for WS011SH
Touchpad driver for WS011SH has been added.
2010-05-15: Keymaps for Xorg server for WS003SH/WS007SH
Xorg keyboard config files for WS003SH and WS007SH have been added, and CCW Xorg server is now working.
2010-05-13: Touchpad for WS003SH
Touchpad driver for WS003SH has been added.
2010-05-09: Xservers for W-ZERO3
Xserver works on WS004SH, WS007SH, and WS011SH. See Jun Ebihara's post on netbsd-advocacy for details.
2010-04-17: Support for WILLCOM / SHARP W-ZERO3 Smart Phones
Support for the W-ZERO3 Smart phones has been committed to NetBSD-current.

Archive of NetBSD/hpcarm news items

Supported System Models

Many kinds of H/PC, H/PC Pro, and PsPC systems are supported by NetBSD/hpcarm. View the supported system table to see if your system is supported.

Supported Processors

StrongARM and PXA2x0 XScale processors are supported by NetBSD/hpcarm. View the processor comparison table to see if your processor is supported.

Processor Comparison

CPU Features
SA-1100  
SA-1110  
PXA270  

Support Status

Hewlett-Packard / Compaq Models
Sold in Model CPU Video RAM Ports Boot PCMCIA Controller Keymap Xserver
World (disc) Jornada 710 SA-1110 206MHz 640x240 64K color 32MB Serial, (IrDA) Y Y Y Y
World (disc) Jornada 720 SA-1110 206MHz 640x240 64K color 32MB Serial, (IrDA, modem) Y Y Y Y
World (disc) Jornada 728 SA-1110 206MHz 640x240 64K color 64MB Serial, (IrDA, modem) Y Y Y Y
World (disc) Jornada 820 SA-1100 190MHz 640x480 256 color 16MB Serial, (IrDA, modem) Y (root=md)      
World (disc) iPAQ H3600 SA-1110 206MHz 240x320 4K color 32MB Serial, (IrDA, modem) Y (root=md) Y    

WILLCOM / SHARP Mobile Smart Phones (W-ZERO3 series)
Sold in Model CPU Video RAM Boot SD USB Wireless LAN Bluetooth Keymap 10 Key touch screen Xserver X keymap
Japan WS003SH (W-ZERO3) PXA270 416MHz 480x640 64K colors 64MB Y Y Y [a] Y N/A Y N/A Y Y Y
Japan WS004SH (W-ZERO3) PXA270 416MHz 480x640 64K colors 64MB Y Y Y [a] Y N/A Y N/A Y Y Y
Japan WS007SH (W-ZERO3[es]) PXA270 416MHz 480x640 64K colors 64MB Y Y Y N/A N/A Y N Y Y Y
Japan WS011SH (Advanced / W-ZERO3[es]) PXA270 520MHz 480x800 64K colors 128MB Y Y Y N N/A Y Y Y Y Y
Japan WS020SH (WILLCOM 03) PXA270 520MHz 480x800 64K colors 128MB Y Y N N N Y N N Y Y

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