Subject: NetBSD ported to the SuperH SH-5 64-bit CPU
To: None <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 10/20/2002 15:52:30

Wasabi Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce the completion of a port of
the NetBSD operating system to the SH-5 64-bit processor from SuperH,
Inc., on the Cayman Development System.

Ideally suited for system-on-chip (SOC) designs and embedded applications,
the SH-5 provides a feature-rich platform for designers developing
set-top boxes, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), networking and
telephony applications, multimedia appliances and car infotainment
systems. NetBSD, the worlds most portable operating system, is widely
used in embedded devices, and can greatly reduce time to market for OEMs
using the SH-5 in their appliances.

NetBSD is also the first operating system to take full advantage of the
SH-5's 64-bit interface, as well as the more common 32-bit interface.

I would like to thank the guys at SuperH for their invaluable help in
making this port go so smoothly and quickly.

The official Wasabi press-release is at:

For information on the SH-5 CPU, see:

A port-sh5 mailing list will be created shortly.

Cheers, Steve


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