---+!! Sony NW-A808 Port %TOC% ---++ Sony NW-A808 Port This is a pre-development, no code is actually written and it is not certain if it is even possible to port the player to Rockbox. ---++ Player Overview Info about the player can be found here: http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProductCategory.action?site=odw_en_GB&category=NWS+A+Series <br/> <image src="http://sp.sony-europe.com/media/9/4411" alt="Sony"/><br/> The player is running a modded Linux kernel (2.6.10) on a NEC MP201 Processor, which has an ARM processor in it. ---++ Manuals User manual: %ATTACHURL%/2896040141.pdf Service manual: %ATTACHURL%/NW-A808.pdf As seen in the service manual, there are wiring diagrams and description of all components. It also reveals that NWZ and NW series uses the same hardware. ---++ Software overview The player is running a modified linux kernel (2.6.10) running on a FAT filesystem. Sony has released the development tools they have used and a kernel, which is modified to be used with the MP201. The boot loader is U-boot v1.1.1, which is also modified with code for the MP201. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/Download/NW-A808_NW-A808_S_NW-A806_NW-A805_20070829.html ---+ Hardware overview From the service manual the following is found: *SYSTEM CONTROLLER, POWER CONTROL, LCD DRIVER, NAND FLASH INTERFACE, MS INTERFACE, SD-RAM INTERFACE IC601* This is the MP201 from NEC, packaging says MC-10051F1. http://www2.renesas.com/mobile/en/emma_mobile/mp201.html No public documentation on this, except what is found in source code on Sony's website. *USB CONTROLLER IC501* This usb controller is the Seiko Epson USB2.0 device/host controller S1R72V17 http://www.epson.jp/device/semicon_e/product/interface/index.htm#ac03 %ATTACHURL%/S1R72V17_DB.pdf Little public documentation on this.
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