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 deals primarily with µITRON3.0. 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||-|
The service that goes into effect in October has been slightly changed to reflect current realities. Products that were registered under the old system and are eligible for registration under the new system will continue to be registered. We plan to publish in our next Newsletter the list of products that remain registered. ITRON-related tools and publications will no longer be registered under the new system, but we will continue to introduce them actively in this Newsletter. The major differences between the old and new registration systems are detailed in Newsletter No.20.
Note that this service differs from so-called validation services in that the registered products are not certified to be in conformance with the ITRON specifications.
The theme of this year's seminar was, "Looking ahead to the next step." There were presentations aimed at those new to ITRON, explaining the procedures for developing a system around a µITRON-specification OS, as well as presentations on the future outlook for the ITRON project. A highlight was a panel session on "Approaches to middleware standardization," an important new theme for the ITRON Technical Committee. Panel members representing users, semiconductor manufacturers, and middleware makers explored the ramifications of this issue from various angles. (Details of the discussion are given in TRONWARE Vol.41 [Japanese].)
Due to the unexpectedly large number of applications for the seminar, exceeding the capacity of the hall, we were forced to turn down applications received after the limit was reached. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our apologies to those who could not be accommodated. For the next seminar we plan to book a larger hall. We have also taken note of the increasing difficulty of both providing contents for seasoned veterans who attend these seminars each year and serving the needs of those who are relatively new to ITRON. For this reason, starting next year we are thinking about dividing the seminar into morning and afternoon sessions, with the former aimed at newcomers and the latter covering more advanced topics. At the same time we welcome other comments or suggestions regarding the way these seminars are held and their contents. Please contact the ITRON Technical Committee.
Details will be offered as soon as they have been decided, but one activity being considered is to invite those who are already creating and providing middleware products to propose middleware interface specifications, and to start work on standardization for those aspects with the highest priority. Another theme to be taken up is kernel functions geared to middleware provision, and in particular those kernel functions supporting middleware with hard real-time characteristics.
For these activities we would very much like to have participation by middleware makers and others active in this field, in addition to the existing ITRON Technical Committee members. Anyone with an interest in middleware standardization for embedded systems, or in studying kernel functions geared to middleware provision, is urged to contact the ITRON Technical Committee.
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