As you may already know from the 4.1 announcements, Renesas has provided new ports for their SH-2/A series of microcontrollers.  Yesterday, they made their own announcement of that support and I wanted to use re-use some of the content from that announcement to give you a better idea of the processors that they have provided ports for. 

“Renesas Electronics Corp.'s high-performance 32-bit RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) SH-2/SH-2A core-based microcontrollers (MCUs) now support the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework 4.1, enabling system developers to build reliable industrial and information systems with convenient touch-screen applications and more secure network connections, while achieving faster time-to-market.


Renesas Electronics’ SH-2/SH-2A microcontroller series integrates an advanced CPU and LCD display function, and supports a wide range of sophisticated functionalities such as Ethernet and USB. The MCUs are adopted in various applications worldwide such as information terminals, industrial equipment and automotive.

The .NET Micro Framework works with the SH-2/SH-2A MCU series to better enable designers to develop systems with graphical-user-interface (GUI) control such as touch-screen and button operation, and systems that require LAN security to be connected to the servers. The .NET Micro Framework improves productivity of these systems by bringing innovative products to market faster and at lower cost.”

These ports are now available in the NETMF 4.1 Porting Kit.  As always, the code for these ports is available to you to adapt to your needs.  Or you can get their evaluation boards and try it out there. Take a look.  www.renesas.com