TRON Project 1990

Open-Architecture Computer Systems

  • Ken Sakamura
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Key Note Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ken Sakamura
      Pages 3-22
  3. ITRON

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Akira Yokozawa, Katsuhito Fukuoka, Kiichiro Tamaru
      Pages 25-42
    3. Nobuhiko Nishio, Hiroaki Takada, Ken Sakamura
      Pages 43-62
    4. David Wallace
      Pages 63-84
    5. Manabu Kobayakawa, Toshiaki Nagasawa, Tsuyoshi Shimizu, Hiroshi Takeyama
      Pages 85-99
  4. BTRON

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Kazuo Kajimoto, Tomoyuki Nonomura
      Pages 119-130
  5. CTRON

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Tadashi Ohta, Takashi Terasaki, Toshikazu Ohkubo, Mitsuru Hanazawa, Masayuki Ohtaka
      Pages 133-148
    3. Kazuhiro Oda, Yuji Izumi, Harunori Ohta, Nobuo Shimizu, Nobuhiro Yoshida
      Pages 149-172
    4. Hitoshi Shibagaki, Tetsuo Wasano
      Pages 173-189
    5. Hisayoshi Kurosawa, Osamu Watanabe, Yoshizumi Kobayashi
      Pages 191-200
    6. Masayuki Hatanaka, Yoshihiro Adachi, Nobuo Shigeta, Yuichi Ohmachi, Masato Ohminami
      Pages 201-217
  6. CHIP (1)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Yoshikazu Mori, Yoshihito Haneda, Yoshihiko Arakawa, Toshitaka Mori, Mutsumi Kumazawa
      Pages 221-234
    3. Masato Suzuki, Tokuzo Kiyohara, Masashi Deguchi
      Pages 235-248
    4. Akira Yamada, Hiromasa Nakagawa, Masayuki Hata, Mitsugu Satoh, Koichi Nishida, Toshiyuki Hiraki
      Pages 249-260
    5. Mamoru Sakamoto, Toru Shimizu, Kazunori Saitoh
      Pages 261-271
  7. CHIP (2)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Craig Franklin, Carl Rosenberg
      Pages 275-292
    3. Henry Neugass
      Pages 293-310
    4. Cathleen Reiher, William P. Taylor
      Pages 311-324
    5. Yoshitaka Kimura, Hiroshi Shida, Shigeru Sasaki, Haruyasu Ito
      Pages 325-345
    6. Katsuyuki Okada, Takashi Hirosawa, Keiko Yoshioka, Koji Hirano, Matao Itoh, Seijun Fukuda et al.
      Pages 347-374
  8. Appendix: Additional Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Katsuyasu Yamada, Shuji Takanashi, Yukio Okada, Michio Tamura
      Pages 377-390
    3. Nobuyuki Enoki, Hideyuki Oka, Aki Yoneda, Makoto Ando
      Pages 391-408
    4. James D. Mooney
      Pages 409-426
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 433-436

About these proceedings


I wish to extend my warm greetings to you all on behalf of the TRON Association, on this occasion of the Seventh International TRON Project Symposium. The TRON Project was proposed by Dr. Ken Sakamura of the University of Tokyo, with the aim of designing a new, comprehen­ sive computer architecture that is open to worldwide use. Already more than six years have passed since the project was put in motion. The TRON Association is now made up of over 140 co m­ panies and organizations, including 25 overseas firms or their affiliates. A basic goal of TRON Project activities is to offer the world a human-oriented computer culture, that will lead to a richer and more fulfilling life for people throughout the world. It is our desire to bring to reality a new order in the world of computers, based on design concepts that consider the needs of human beings first of all, and to enable people to enjoy the full benefits of these com­ puters in their daily life. Thanks to the efforts of Association members, in recent months a number of TRON-specification 32-bit microprocessors have been made available. ITRON-specification products are continuing to appear, and we are now seeing commercial implementations of BTRON specifications as well. The CTRON subproject, mean­ while, is promoting standardization through validation testing and a portability experiment, and products are being marketed by sev­ eral firms. This is truly a year in which the TRON Project has reached the practical implementation stage.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ken Sakamura
    • 1
  1. 1.TRON Project, Department of Information Science, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoHongo, Tokyo, 113Japan

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