Subject: Re: Porting NetBSD to AVR32?
To: Roger Skjetlein <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/2006 08:12:48
On Sep 19, 2006, at 2:44 AM, Roger Skjetlein wrote:

> Hi.
> As a big BSD fan I would like to see a port of NetBSD to AVR32. For  
> this I have acquired two STK1000 development kits for giveaway:
> module=FreaksTools&func=viewItem&item_id=709
> Info about the AVR32 microcontroller:
> Description:
> AVR32 based 32-bit MCU/DSP
> Vectored multiplier co-processor, 32 KB on-chip SRAM, 16 KB  
> instruction and 16 KB data caches, MMU, DMA controller. Peripherals  
> include a 16-bit stereo audio DAC, 2048x2048 pixel TFT/STN LCD  
> controllers, 480 Mbps USB 2.0 with on chip transceivers (PHY) and,  
> two 10/100 Ethernet MACs. Serial interfaces include RS232, USART,  
> I2S, AC97, TWI/I2C, SPI, PS/2 and several synchronous serial  
> modules (SSC) supporting most serial communication protocols.
> Are there any takers? :)

Interesting.  AVR32 looks be MIPS-li[tk]e.  Do these have a real MMU  
or the MPU?
The latter would be difficult to support with NetBSD.  These would be  
fun to play
with but alas, ENOTIME. :)  That being said, it shouldn't be too hard  
to port
NetBSD to AVR32.