Getting linux on AVR NGW100

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Hi, 
  I have been given a large box full of these boards by a company that no longer needs them and plan to use them for projects at my local hackspace. Unfortunately, most of the links I can find by googling these boards are dead so I'm having trouble finding any linux distributions to use and get started using the boards for something useful. Has anybody here got any up-to-date links they can share to help?

Many thanks

Last Edited: Wed. Oct 12, 2016 - 11:33 AM
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I've moved this thread because "Xmega" was not the right place. But to be honest this "UC3" forum isn't the right place either.

When Atmel first designed AVR32 they made two levels of micro. One was AP7000 ("Application Processor"). The idea was to rival the likes of Cortex A chips in mobile phones.

Almost as an offshoot they put the same 32 bit CPu core in a much more low level microcontroller called the UC3.

 

Then the demand for their AP7000 failed (presumably a large customer pulled out) and they abandoned it.

 

All that was then left of AVr32 is the UC3 so this is the correct forum in the sense that you have an AVR32 but as the AP7000 never really got going then I doubt many current UC3 users know much about it.

 

Have you tried contacting Atmel directly through their support system?

 

(what sticks in my mind from back then was a picture they posted at the time showing an NGW100 running Doom! - that did look impressive)

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Not yet: I haven't had any contact with this company yet, having inherited these boards.  I've tried looking for a contact email address on their website but they've done that thing that companies do of linking you to FAQs (that usually don't answer the question) rather than an email address with a person behind it. The only mention of NGW100 boards there is to buy them, not support software.
Do you know where I might find a contact email?

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Sign up for "myAtmel" and then one of the functions in that is to open a support ticket which allows you to get access to the technical folk. Your NGW100 request will get forward to the appropriate person. (assuming there is one still).

 

If you are lucky one of the Atmel engineers who knew/knows about the thing will just read this form/thread anyway - but there's no guarantee of that.

 

I do know that Atmel had a site where they publish all their "open" (read GPL) software - perhaps there are still remnants of this Linux image there? Only thing is I can't remember what it was called :-(

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TimLewis wrote:
Has anybody here got any up-to-date links they can share to help?
There's an older OpenWrt for ATNGW100 :

http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/atmel/atngw100

Linux was a go on NGW100 though Debian ports (Debian on older computer architectures) no longer shows AVR32.

The AVR32 Linux site moved :

http://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/avr32linuxorg-moved-mirroregtvedtnoavr32linuxorg

http://mirror.egtvedt.no/avr32linux.org/


https://buildd.debian.org/stats/ (last half for Debian ports)

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Thanks for the info guys, this is great. OpenWRT should be fine for what I need to do with it (I use that on my router)