ITRON Technical Committee, TRON Association Katsuta Building 5F, 3-39, Mita 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108, JAPAN
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|µITRON2.0||NORTi/H83||H8/300H||Miyazaki System Design Co.|
|NORTi/Z80||Z80||Miyazaki System Design Co.|
The latest version of µITRON3.0 is Ver 3.02.00. Changes made since the µITRON3.0 Standard Handbook was released (Ver 3.00.00) are noted in Newsletter No.5 and No.11, as well as in ITRON Standard Guidebook 2.
The ITRON Standard Guidebook 2, which is a general introduction to the ITRON specifications, deals primarily with µITRON3.0. Meanwhile, the earlier ITRON Standard Guidebook '92-'93 remains as a valuable reference for use with the µITRON (Ver 2.0) and ITRON2 specifications, even though the dates in its title are now past.
|ITRON-µITRON Standard Handbook||Specification (Jap.)||4,800Yen||Personal Media Co.||1990||ISBN4-89362-079-7|
|µITRON3.0 Standard Handbook||Specification (Jap.)||4,000Yen||Personal Media Co.||1993||ISBN4-89362-106-8|
|ITRON/FILE Standard Handbook||Specification (Jap.)||3,000Yen||Personal Media Co.||1992||ISBN4-89362-092-4|
|ITRON Standard Guidebook '92-'93||Textbook (Jap.)||3,500Yen||Personal Media Co.||1992||ISBN4-89362-197-6|
|ITRON Standard Guidebook 2||Textbook (Jap.)||3,500Yen||Personal Media Co.||1994||ISBN4-89362-133-5|
|µITRON Specification Ver 2.01.00.00||Specification (Eng.)||12,000Yen||TRON Association||1989||-|
|ITRON2 Specification Ver 2.02.00.10||Specification (Eng.)||15,000Yen||TRON Association||1990||-|
|µITRON3.0 Specification Ver 3.02.00||Specification (Eng.)||-||TRON Association||1994||-|
HiVi, a monthly magazine published by Stereo Sound and covering audio
and video products, in its January 1996 issue carries an article by
Toshiaki Natsume entitled, "What Is TRON?" The article gives a brief
introduction to the TRON Project, and describes how ITRON
specifications are used in a number of consumer electronics products.
Although µITRON is mistakenly written as µTRON, the article
provides a readable account of the project aimed at the general
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Miyazaki System Design Co.
NORTi/H83 and NORTi/Z80 are real-time operating systems for the
Hitachi H8/300H and Z80 processors, respectively. Both products
implement Ver.2.0 of the µITRON specification.
One package is supported by multiple compilers. NORTi/H83 can be used
with either the ICC H8/300H or Hitachi's C compiler, while NORTi/Z80
is supported by both the ICC Z80 and LSI C-80 compilers.
The NORTi Series
The NORTi Series also includes the NORTi/86, NORTi/68K, and
NORTi/PowerPC models. Each OS in the series follows the same
consistent conventions, an advantage especially for users of multiple
A word from the developer
"Even people who have never used a real-time OS before now have an
easy way to get started with a µITRON-specification OS. And once
they gain familiarity with the product they will wonder how they ever
developed without it. That's the beauty of NORTi."
Recent Works on ITRON
The December issue of IEEE MICRO includes an article by the University
of Tokyo's Hiroaki Takada and Ken Sakamura on "µITRON for
Small-Scale Embedded Systems." Besides introducing the µITRON
specifications and their status today, the article gives an outline of
µITRON bus, a low-cost control-use LAN specification being
researched mainly in the Sakamura Laboratory. The issue happens to be
the annual special issue on Japan and Asia, with Dr. Sakamura serving
as Guest Editor. In addition to the article on µITRON it features
four articles by Japanese semiconductor companies.
This newsletter is a special edition for WWW of the one appeared in TRONWARE vol.38 and TRON PROJECT BIMONTHLY No.43.
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HiVi, a monthly magazine published by Stereo Sound and covering audio and video products, in its January 1996 issue carries an article by Toshiaki Natsume entitled, "What Is TRON?" The article gives a brief introduction to the TRON Project, and describes how ITRON specifications are used in a number of consumer electronics products. Although µITRON is mistakenly written as µTRON, the article provides a readable account of the project aimed at the general public.
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