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About NetBSD/hpcmips

NetBSD/hpcmips brings the NetBSD operating system to MIPS based Windows CE PDA machines. Currently, the VR4102, VR4111, VR4121, VR4122, VR4131, TX3912, and TX3922 processors are supported.

The port name "hpcmips" comes from the name for some of the hardware that NetBSD/hpcmips runs on: MIPS based systems in Microsoft's H/PC (Handheld PC) form factor. A H/PC machine contains a keyboard and a touch screen and generally has 8MB or more of RAM. The port supports the HPC form factor, as well as the H/PC Pro and PsPC (Palmsized PC) form factors. (Many PsPC machines are used by the developers for active development.)

Because of the hardware platforms it supports, NetBSD/hpcmips is an ideal platform to use for mobile computing applications. And, of course, NetBSD/hpcmips supports all of the standard features you expect from NetBSD, such as IPv6 and IPsec.

NetBSD/hpcmips News

2009-09-08: Binary packages for pkgsrc-2009Q1 available
Binary packages for NetBSD/mipsel 5.0 built on cobalt from the pkgsrc-2009Q1 branch are now available in ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD/mipsel/5.0. See the pkgsrc guide for more details.

Archive of NetBSD/hpcmips news items

Supported System Models

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

Supported Processors

VR4102, VR4111, VR4121, VR4131, TX3912, and TX3922 processors are supported by NetBSD/hpcmips. View the processor comparison table to see if your processor is supported.

Linux-VR Resources

Processor Comparison

CPU Cache Size MIPS Core DRAM Interface PCMCIA Controller ISA Max MHz Features
VR4101 I=2k data=1k R4000 16 bit 8MB EDO None 2MB Linear address; 8/16 bit width 33MHz 64 Key kbd
VR4102 I=4k data=1k R4000 32/16 bit 32MB EDO VR4171 64MB Linear Address; dynamic bus-sizing 66MHz Serial, Audio, 96 Key kbd, D/A conv
VR4111 I=16k data=8k R4000 32 Bit 64MB DRAM   dynamic bus-sizing 100MHz Serial, Audio, 96 Key kbd, D/A conv
VR4121 I=16k data=8k R4000 DRAM/SDRAM VRC4171A   168MHz Serial, Audio, 96 Key kbd, D/A conv
VR4131 I=16k data=16k R4000 SDRAM     200MHz Serial, IrDA
TX3912 / TMP3912U I=4k data=1k R3000 DRAM/SDRAM     73.7MHz  
TX3922 / TMP3922U I=16k data=8k R3000 DRAM/SDRAM     166MHz IrDA
PR31100 I=4k data=1k R3000 SDRAM/DRAM None   40MHz no MMU
PR31500 I=4k data=1k R3000 SDRAM/DRAM None   40MHz BE or LE modes
PR31700 I=4k data=1k R3000 SDRAM/DRAM Built-in   75MHz BE or LE modes

Supported Machines

Sold in Model CPU Video RAM Ports Boot PCIC Keymap Xserver
ePods Models
Disc ePods One TX3922 129MHz 8.2" 640x480 16MB USBx2 Y Y    
Everex Models
Disc FreeStyle A-10 54MHz VR4102 320x240 Mono 4/16   Y Y PsPC  
Disc FreeStyle A-15 66MHz VR4111 320x240 Mono 8/16   Y Y PsPC  
Disc FreeStyle A-20 66MHz VR4111 320x240 Mono 16/? Audio Y Y PsPC  
Disc FreeStyle 540 78MHz VR4111 320x240x256 16/?       PsPC  
Takagi Sangyo Models
Japan PT-M01 70MHz VR4111 320x240 Mono 16   Y Y PsPC  
Japan PT-C01 70MHz VR4111 320x240x256 16       PsPC  
Fujitsu Models
World PenCentra 130 131MHz VR4121 8" 640x480x256 16/48 2 USB, PS2   N/A PsPC  
World PenCentra 200 129MHz TX3922 8" 640x480x256 32/64 2 PCMCIA, PS2, USB Y Y PsPC  
Japan INTERTOP CX300 VR4121 7.8" 640x480x64k 16/32   Y Y Y  
Japan INTERTOP CX310 168MHz VR4121 7.8" 640x480x64k 16/32 IrDA USB Y Y Y Y
LASER5 Models
Japan L-Router 180MHz VR4122     i82559ER x 2 Y(*4)      
NEC Models
Japan MobileGearII MC-R300 78MHz VR4111 7.3" 640x240 Mono 8/16/32 IrDA Y Y Y  
Japan MobileGearII MC-R320 131MHz VR4121 7.3" 640x240 Mono 16/32 IrDA Y Y Y  
Japan MobileGearII MC/R330 131MHz VR4121 7.3" 640x240 Mono 16/32 IrDA        
Japan MobileGearII for DoCoMo VR4111 7.3" 640x240 Mono 16/32   Y Y Y  
Japan MobileGearII MC/R430 168MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x64k 16/32 IrDA Y Y Y Y
Japan MobileGearII MC-R500 VR4111 640x480x256     Y Y Y  
Japan MobileGearII MC-R510 131MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x256 / 640x240x64k(rom upgrade) 16/32 IrDA Y Y Y  
Japan MobileGearII MC-R520 131MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x64k 16/32 IrDA Y Y Y  
Japan MobileGearII MC/R530 168MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x64k 16/32 IrDA Y Y Y Y
Japan sigmarion 168MHz VR4121 6.2" 640x240x64k 16/32 IrDA Y Y Y Y
Japan sigmarionII 200MHz VR4131 6.2" 640x240x64k 32 IrDA, FOMA, USB via MC/PG-UK02 Y(*3) Y   Y
Japan MobileGearII MC/R450 168MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x64k 32/48 IrDA Y Y Y Y
Japan MobileGearII MC/R550 168MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x64k 32/48 IrDA Y 2:/netbsd Y Y Y
Japan MobileGearII MC-R700 131MHz VR4121 9.4" 800x600x64k 32 Vid, USB Y Y Y Y
Japan MobileGearII MC/R730 168MHz VR4121 9.4" 800x600x64k 32 Vid, USB, SecureFinger(730F) Y Y Y Y
Disc MobilePro 700                
Disc MobilePro 750C 80MHz VR4111 7.3" 640x240x64k 16/32 Video Y Y    
World MobilePro 770 131MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x64k 32/48 A/V Y Y Y Y
World MobilePro 780 168MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x64k 32/48 A/V Y Y Y Y
World MobilePro 790 168MHz VR4121 8.1" 640x240x64k 32/48 A/V Y Y Y Y
World MobilePro 800 131MHz VR4121 9.4" 800x600x64k 32/32 A/V, USB Y Y   Y
World MobilePro 880 168MHz VR4121 9.4" 800x600x64k 32/32 A/V, USB Y Y   Y (*5)
Japan MobileGear MC-CS11 VR4102 480x240 Mono 4/4   Y Y Y  
Japan MobileGear MC-CS12 VR4102 480x240 Mono 8/8   Y Y Y  
Japan MobileGear MC-CS13 VR4102 480x240 Mono 16/16   Y Y Y  
IBM Models
World WorkPad z50 131MHz VR4121 8.2" 640x480x64k 16/48 Vid, Aud Y Y Y Y
CASIO Models
Japan PocketPostPet VR4121 320x240 4096     Booting      
World Cassiopeia E-10 100MHz VR4111 320x240 Mono 8 Audio   (*1) PsPC  
World Cassiopeia E-11 100MHz VR4111 320x240 Mono 8 Audio   (*1) PsPC  
World Cassiopeia E-15 69MHz VR4111 320x240 Mono 16 Audio Y (*1) PsPC  
Japan Cassiopeia E-55 69MHz VR4111 240x320 Mono 16   Y Y enable via CE (*1) PsPC  
Japan Cassiopeia for DoCoMo 69MHz VR4111 240x320 Mono 8   Y Y enable via CE (*1) PsPC  
Japan Cassiopeia E-65 69MHz VR4111 240x320 Mono 16   Y Y enable via CE (*1) PsPC  
Japan Cassiopeia E-500 VR4121       Y N (*1) PsPC  
World Cassiopeia E-100 131MHz VR4121 320x240x64k 16 Audio Y N (*1) PsPC  
World Cassiopeia E-105 131MHz VR4121 320x240x64k 32 Audio Y N (*1) PsPC  
World Cassiopeia BE-300 166MHz VR4131 320x240x32k 16 Audio     PsPC  
Japan Cassiopeia BE-500 166MHz VR4131 320x240x32k 16 Audio     PsPC  
Sharp Models
World Mobilon Tripad PV-6000 90MHz VR4111 9.4" 640x480x256 16/32   Y Y Y  
World Mobilon Pro PV-5000 129MHz TX3922 8.2" 640x480x4096 16/16          
World Mobilon HC-4600 74MHz TX3912 6.5" 640x480x256 16/32          
World Mobilon HC-4500 74MHz PR31700 6.5" 640x240x256 16          
Disc Mobilon HC-4100 74MHz PR31700 6.5" 640x240 Mono 8   Y Y Y  
Japan HC-1200 74MHz PR31700 6.5" 640x480x256     Y Y TX3912 Y  
Japan Telios HC-AJ1   8.4" 800x600 64K 16/32   Y Y Y Y USB mouse
Japan Telios HC-AJ2 129MHz 8.4" 800x600 64K 32 IrDA USB Y Y Y Y USB mouse
Japan Telios HC-AJ3 TX3922 129MHz 8.4" 800x600 64K 32 IrDA USB Y Y Y  
Japan Telios HC-VJ1C 129MHz 7.1" 800x480 64K 32 IrDA USB        
Japan Telios HC-VJ2C TX3922 129MHz 7.1" 800x480 64K 32 IrDA USB Y Y Y  
World Intermec 6651 TX3922 129MHz 7.1" 800x480 64K 32 IrDA USB        
Victor Models
World InterLink MP-C101 TX3922       Y LCD not turn on Y Y  
World InterLink MP-C303 180MHz VR4122 7" 1024x600 64K 32 IrDA USB        
Japan InterLink au1 129MHz   32          
Vadem Models
Disc Clio C-1000 90MHz VR4111 9.4" 640x480x256 16/32   Y Y Y  
World Clio C-1050 168MHz VR4121 9.4" 640x480 64K 32          
Compaq Models
World Compaq2010c 75MHz TX3912 5.9" 640x480x256 8/32   IT8368E Y Y Y Y 8bit
World Compaq810 75MHz TX3912 6.5" 640x480x4 mono 8/32   IT8368E Y Y Y  
World Aero 2100 70MHz VR4111 320x240x256 16/32 Audio Y N PsPC  
World Aero 1530 70MHz VR4111 320x240 mono 16/32 Audio Y N PsPC  
Japan PRESARIO 213 70MHz VR4111 320x240x256 16/32 Audio     PsPC  
Philips Models
World Nino 200 75MHz PR31700 320x240 Mono 4/8   N   PsPC  
World Nino 300 75MHz R3910 320x240 Mono 4/8   N   PsPC  
World Nino 500 75MHz ???? 320x240x256 16/16       PsPC  
Disc Velo 500 75MHz PR31700 6.2" 640x240 Mono 16/24          
Itronix Models
World T-5200 74MHz PR31700 7.3" 640x240 Mono 16/16 Audio        
Samsung Models
Japan iZZi Pro/eGo-note 148MHz TMPR3922U 8.2" 640x480x256 16/48 Video, USB        
Japan InfoGear 75MHz PR31700 320x240 Mono 2/8       PsPC  
BCom Models
Japan Mars 75MHz PR31700 320x240 Mono 4/8/20       PsPC  
Trogon Models
World 2000 Plus ??MHz VR4102 320x240 Mono 16       PsPC  
Disc C2001/C2002 54MHz VR4111 320x240 Mono 4/16       PsPC  
Disc C2000 ??MHz VR4102 320x240 Mono 4       PsPC  
Uniden Models
Disc PC-100 75MHz PR31700 320x240 Mono 4/8       PsPC  
Note1:

Need Cassiopeia PCMCIA/CF controller information

Cassiopeia E-500 has NM2004COM2K in it.

Cassiopeia E-11 has Casio-branded IC, marked "UPD65843-Y03" and "9829KU203" in it.

It seems that they aren't compatible with generic PCIC.

Note2:

Need keymap information in world model.

Note3:

use hpcboot.exe.

Note4:

write rom image (romboot.bin netbsd.bin).

Note5:

Tested with NetBSD 2.0_BETA

Keyboard map search method for unknown machines

  • Boot in single user mode.
  • Press keys and note the KeyScanCode's.
  • Fill vr/vrkiu.c default_keytrans[] with scancode, dev/pckbc/wskbdmap_mfii.c:pckbd_keydesc_us[] is KeyCodeMapping.
  • Send feedback with your results using send-pr(1) (port-hpcmips category).
  • Keymap information is here.