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The Osprey is NEC's reference design for the Vr4181, originally aiming at the Windows CE market. It comes in a PDA-style, clear plastic case which gives it a geeky, cool look but to be used for development the case and the flash module need to be removed to access all the the debug connectors on the board. It features:

  • 240 × 320 Pixel colour TFT display with backlight
  • 4 buttons.
  • serial port
  • audio input / microphone connector
  • audio output
  • a compact flash socket
  • a debug serial port
  • a debug EPROM
  • a connector for the flash module
  • 4-digit 7-segment LED display
  • connectors for logic analyzer probes
  • an NE2000 software-compatible National Semiconductor DP83905 Ethernet interface

Linux support

Linux 2.4 supports Osprey. Linux 2.6 did as well, albeit with some bitrot until in 2.6.12-rc5 on 2005-06-3 support was removed.

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