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Sony NW/NWZ series

See also SonyNWToolchains and SonyNWAnalysis.


This is the page for the Sony NW and NWZ mp3 player series. It is also known as the Walkman series. A number of these players run a modified version of linux and as a consequence, the code source is available on sony's website. It appears that a number of them use the NEC MP201 and some us the STMP3780/iMX233. This page gives an overview of what is known about them. At this point, I have no idea why some players are named NW and some NWZ, there does not seem to be anyt pattern here.

The NW and NWZ series are split into several subcategories: the X/E/A/S/Z series. Sony usually releases three or more players at one based on the same hardware but without little differences like the bluetooth or the amount of flash. As a consequence, there a families of players based on the same hardware within each A/E/S/Z series and sometimes even accros series. For example the NW-E060/NW-S760/NW-A860/NWZ-S760/NWZ-A860 series all share the same hardware and the NWZ-A864/5/7 are in the NWZ-A860 family.


The codename is a rockbox designation only. The following table summarizes the SoC used. All entries in red are unsure. All USB PIDs are 0x54c (Sony Corporation).

Codename Manufacturer Product Comment
mp200 NEC MP200/201 Partial leaked doc available and linux source code
imx233 Freescale i.MX233 rockbox port available
rknanod Rockchip RKNanoD No datasheet or code available, see RockChipNanoD

Codename NW-Series NWZ-Series SoC USB PID Comment
sony_xx60 E060 S760 A860 S760 A860 mp200 02ed  
sony_xx40 S744 S745 S746 S644 S645 A845 A846 847 S744 S745 A845 A846 mp200 02ed  
sony_e36x   E363 E364 imx233    
sony_e37x   E373 E384 imx233    
sony_e38x   E383 E384 imx233   Same firmware as sony_e37x
sony_e39x E393 E394 E395   rknanod   This is completely new
sony_e44x   E443 E443K? E444 E444K? E445 imx233    

Player list

This list gives the codename for each device.

NW-A Series

Player NW-A805 NW-A806 NW-A808

NWZ-A Series

Player NWZ-A726 NWZ-A728 NWZ-A729 NWZ-A815 NWZ-A816 NWZ-A818 NWZ-A826

Player NWZ-A828 NWZ-A829 NWZ-A844 NWZ-A845 NWZ-A846 NWZ-A847 NWZ-A864
Codename     sony_xx40 sony_xx40 sony_xx40 sony_xx40 sony_xx60

Player NWZ-A865 NWZ-A866 NWZ-A867
Codename sony_xx60 sony_xx60 sony_xx60

NWZ-E Series

Player NWZ-E343 NWZ-E353 NWZ-E354 NWZ-E363 NWZ-E364 NWZ-E435F NWZ-E436F
Codename       sony_e36x sony_e36x    

Player NWZ-E438F NWZ-E443 NWZ-E443K NWZ-E444 NWZ-E444K NWZ-E445 NWZ-E453
Codename   sony_e44x sony_e44x sony_e44x sony_e44x sony_e44x  

Player NWZ-E453K NWZ-E454 NWZ-E454K NWZ-E455 NWZ-E463 NWZ-E463HK NWZ-E464

Player NWZ-E544 NWZ-E545

NWZ-S Series

Player NWZ-S515 NWZ-S516 NWZ-S518F NWZ-S544 NWZ-S545 NWZ-S615F NWZ-S616F

Player NWZ-S618F NWZ-S636F NWZ-S638F NWZ-S639F NWZ-S736F NWZ-S738F NWZ-S739F

Player NWZ-S754 NWZ-S755 NWZ-S756 NWZ-S764 NWZ-S765 NWZ-S764BT
Codename       sony_xx60 sony_xx60 sony_xx60

NWZ-X Series

Player NWZ-X1050 NWZ-X1060

NWZ-Z Series

Player NWZ-Z1040 NWZ-Z1050 NWZ-Z1060

-- AmauryPouly - 21 Jul 2012
r3 - 14 Aug 2016 - 12:21:23 - AmauryPouly

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