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Sega Dreamcast


The Sega Dreamcast platform, based on the Renesas SH4 SH7750 is supported by both eCos and RedBoot. This port is currently considered to be of Alpha quality only at this time.

The support for this platform was contributed to eCos, and the eCos maintainers are grateful on behalf of the open source community to all contributors. Note that some contributed ports may not have been tested.

Supported devices

Device drivers are included for:

  • Diagnostic (polled) serial I/O
  • Interrupt-driven serial I/O
  • PCI

Availability

Hardware

Sega Dreamcasts are available in many computer/console gaming stockists and retail outlets.

Software

Source code for both eCos and RedBoot is available publically from eCos releases 2.0 and onwards, as well as from the anonymous CVS repository.

Documentation

Specifications are available for the processor and platform and are available on-line from the manufacturer's web site.

Instructions for installing RedBoot on the Dreamcast can be found in the RedBoot User's Guide.

Thanks

Thanks to Takeshi Yaegashi who contributed the initial port.