RTEMS BSP for Soekris

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Tue Dec 16 17:10:36 UTC 2003

Mike Siers wrote:

> Hi All,
> I was wondering if anyone has tried to get RTEMS up and running 
> on one the of Soekris Engineering boards.  The hardware was designed
> for firewall and VPN router applications. They are also being used 
> for Wireless network access points.  The boards currently can run 
> scaled down versions of OpenBSD and FreeBSD.
> The net4501 board uses a 133 Mhz 486 class processor (AMD ElanSC520)
> with 64 Megs of RAM.  It also has a compact flash socket, three 10/100
> ethernet ports, and a PCI expansion slot.  I believe the boards are 
> using a Sis 900/7016 ethernet controller. Has anyone ported a network 
> driver for this ethernet controller?

The 4801 is using a National Semiconductor DP83816 which does not have
a driver in the tree.

The 4501 uses a DP83815 same driver situation

The board itself is just a PC386 BSP variant so shouldn't be a big deal.
Chris Johns (I think) posted information on using PXE to boot.  It
shouldn't be a huge deal to port one of the BSD drivers to RTEMS and
then it should be fully supported.

> Below are a few links.
> http://www.soekris.com/
> http://opensoekris.sourceforge.net/
> Thanks
> Mike Siers

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