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    1: [[!template id=port
    2: port="sun2"
    3: cur_rel="6.0"  
    4: future_rel="7.0"
    5: changes_cur="6.0"
    6: changes_future="7.0"
    7: thumbnail="http://www.netbsd.org/images/ports/newsmips/5000b.gif"
    8: about="""
    9: NetBSD/newsmips is the port of NetBSD to SONY's MIPS based "NET WORK
   10: STATION" series. [More information](history.html) on these machines is
   11: available.
   12: 
   13: NetBSD/newsmips port is based on NetBSD/{mips,pmax} and 4.4BSD Lite2.
   14: 
   15: m68k based NEWS machines are supported by [NetBSD/news68k](../news68k/)
   16: port.
   17: 
   18: Sony has good pages about it's history in both
   19: [Japanese](http://www.sony.co.jp/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/)
   20: and
   21: [English](http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/)
   22: language. There is also a NEWS chapter available in both
   23: [Japanese](http://www.sony.co.jp/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/2-12.html#block3)
   24: and
   25: [English](http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/2-12.html#block3).
   26: (Note "MIPS" in this article stands for "Media Information Products and
   27: System" Business Group, not the MIPS processors.)
   28: 
   29: According to that page, the first NEWS machine appeared in January 1987,
   30: in Japan. It was
   31: [NWS-800](http://museum.ipsj.or.jp/en/computer/work/0005.html), which is
   32: not supported by NetBSD/news68k as of this writing. It was designed for
   33: replacement of VAX mini-computers on desktop. The price was
   34: 950,000-2,750,000 Yen (\$8800-\$25000 US) and they were selling very
   35: well in Japan. The NEWS machines were used for DTP, CAD/CAM etc. They
   36: were sold in USA and Europe (there are a few user of NetBSD/news68k in
   37: USA and Italy) but the sales were hard because Sun Microsystems already
   38: had big market share.
   39: 
   40: Sony released the newer MIPS based NEWS (NWS-3800) in December 1989, and
   41: they were used for VOD system and internet server etc. Note that the
   42: 4.4BSD/Lite release also supported the news3400 models. Finally the NEWS
   43: division in Sony has been dissolved in 1998.
   44: """
   45: supported_hardware="""
   46: Supported System Models
   47: -----------------------
   48: 
   49: Currently only single CPU models are supported in NetBSD/newsmips.
   50: 
   51: -   R3000 and hyper-bus based models:
   52:     -   NWS-3470D
   53:     -   NWS-3410
   54:     -   NWS-3460
   55:     -   NWS-3710
   56:     -   NWS-3720
   57: 
   58: -   R4000/4400 and apbus based models:
   59:     -   NWS-5000
   60: 
   61: Supported Peripherals
   62: ---------------------
   63: 
   64: -   On-board LANCE ethernet interface (*le*)
   65: -   On-board SONIC ethernet interface (*sn*)
   66: -   On-board SONY CXD1185 SCSI interface (*sc*)
   67: -   On-board HP SPIFI3-SE SCSI interface (*spifi*)
   68: -   Most SCSI devices
   69: -   On-board Z8530 serial interface (*zsc*)
   70: -   keyboard (*kb*) and mouse (*ms*)
   71: -   NWB-253 framebuffer (*fb*) (text only)
   72: -   "XA" framebuffer on news5000 (*xafb*) (text only)
   73: -   NWB-5852A 100BaseTX ethernet interface (*tlp*)
   74: 
   75: """
   76: unsupported_hardware="""
   77: -   IOP based systems (NWS-3800 series)
   78: -   R4600 based systems (NWS-4000 series; on going)
   79: -   internal floppy disk
   80: -   other framebuffers not listed above
   81: -   COMPAT\_NEWSOS
   82: """
   83: 
   84: ]]
   85: [[!tag tier2port]]

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