Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco 2003
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 23, 2003--Accelerated
Technology(R), the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics
MENT), announced today that it has been named the
official North American Liaison Office of the TRON Association.
The name "TRON" is derived from "the real-time operating system
nucleus." As an extension of the TRON Association in Japan,
Accelerated Technology (AT) will further the Association's efforts by
spreading awareness of TRON and promoting the adoption of standard
specifications to the embedded market in North America.
The TRON Project began in 1984 when Dr. Ken Sakamura of the
University of Tokyo proposed a large-scale effort to design computer
architectures and fulfill the ultimate vision of a "computing
everywhere" environment, which is recently acknowledged as "ubiquitous
computing" or "pervasive computing." One of the many specifications
that resulted from this project, ITRON, has become a de facto standard
in the embedded systems market, especially in Japan, where it is
widely used in cellular phones and other consumer products.
In January of 2000, Accelerated Technology entered into the ITRON
market by porting their Nucleus(TM) PLUS kernel to the micro-ITRON
interface standard, resulting in Nucleus micro-iPLUS. The micro-ITRON
real-time operating system (RTOS) specification was developed from the
ITRON interface standard. AT's range of micro-ITRON compliant products
has now been extended with a version of the Nucleus NET software
protocol stack that will work with micro-ITRON kernels.
Accelerated Technology's experience in the ITRON market and their
understanding of the benefits resulted in AT becoming the TRON
Association's North American Liaison office. Accelerated Technology,
named the TRON Association North American Liaison Office, will provide
subscribing TRON members with advanced notice of events, news and
other announcements, invitations to TRON events and activities, and
participation in the growing TRON market.
"The penetration of ITRON is dominating the Japanese embedded
market and its popularity will continue into the global marketplace.
Accelerated Technology is excited to use its experience with TRON in
the embedded market to help make the benefits of TRON available to the
North American market," said Robert Day, director of marketing for the
Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics.
"It has been 19 years since we inaugurated the TRON project.
During this time, we have been promoting each project such as ITRON,
BTRON, CTRON and JTRON. Above all, ITRON has become a de facto
standard for the embedded devices in Japan and it is projected to be
adopted more and more throughout the embedded industry," said Dr.
Takao Nakano, executive director of the TRON Association.
TRON encourages participation in the T-Engine project
In 2001, as part of the TRON project activity, the T-Engine
project was formed to develop next-generation, real-time software and
hardware platforms as an extension of ITRON. The T-Engine project
provides a highly efficient, integrated embedded development
environment by widely distributing middleware and applications as
standard packages and enabling reuse of them. Originally starting with
Japanese companies, the T-Engine project is beginning its third year
in existence. Companies in Europe, Korea and the US are showing
interest in the T-Engine project while more companies are beginning
their support for the project. The TRON Association is expecting to
see additional expansion in the future.
"The TRON project encompasses both strong existing projects like
ITRON and new growing projects like T-Engine," said Dr. Nakano. "We
asked Accelerated Technology to be the liaison office for the TRON
Association in North America and we are planning to establish the TRON
North American Chapter to promote the beneficial results of the TRON
Project. We're asking for the support of companies in the North
American region to build a successful foundation for the TRON
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TRON is the abbreviation of "The Real-time Operating system
Nucleus." ITRON is the abbreviation of "Industrial TRON."
umITRON is the abbreviation of "Micro ITRON." BTRON is the
abbreviation of "Business TRON." CTRON is the abbreviation of "Central
and Communication TRON." TRON, ITRON, umITRON, BTRON and CTRON
do not refer to any specific product or products.
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trademarks and Nucleus is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.
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