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Fast Fieldbus for Automotive Networking Kithara Software has integrated the support of the network protocol FlexRay into the company’s real-time extension. This way, the field bus system, commonly used in automotive networking, can be controlled with hard real-time capabilities, which is often employed in fields such as test system development and the supplier industry.
Better with Standards Founded by German premium automobile manufacturers, the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM) welcomes its newest member. This move will enable Kithara Software to expand its collaboration potential in the field of automotive testing.
New Version 9.63 Starting today, we also support the new Windows 10. As of now, our customers are able to download Version 9.63 of the »RealTime Suite« from our service portal. Version 9.63 is the very first to support the brand new Windows. Additionally, for the automotive field, FlexRay can now be used in real-time.
Windows 10 Support Now Available With Version 9.63 the »RealTime Suite« can also be used under Windows 10. This way, customers are able to test the new features of Windows 10 with the current version 9.63. As mentioned before, real-time capabilities require Windows to run in dedicated mode by using one or more CPU cores exclusively for the real-time extension.
FlexRay - The Fast Automotive Bus With FlexRay – the fast bus system for the car of the future – the »RealTime Suite« will soon have covered the support of all the relevant bus systems in the automotive field. This enables automobile manufacturers and suppliers as well as test system engineers to employ PC-based real-time communication for the monitoring and testing of components and systems.
Customer satisfaction survey We would like to invite you to take part in our customer satisfaction survey. This will help us to further improve our service in the future and take into account customer requests. You can answer the survey in max. 2 minutes. For your cooperation we would like to say 'Thank You' in advance.
New Version of the DOS Enabler With the new version 9.61 of the »DOS Enabler«, DOS applications can be integrated into the Windows environment more easily. New features include startup via desktop icon or autorun registry entry, automatic closing of the DOS Window or rebooting of the PC, access to drives and many more.
Improved MultiTasking real-time properties The properties of the multitasking real-time system of the »RealTime Suite« have been greatly improved with Version 9.61. On several systems and configurations, jitter has been decreased by up to 80%. Additionally, network interrupts, CAN interrupts as well as UART interrupts now run completely within the task context. Test the new Version now!
OpenCV is Open for Real-Time Kithara Software has successfully finished the connection of the open-source image processing library OpenCV to the company’s own real-time extension. Run Machine Vision in real-time on Windows platforms!
Kithara Software Again Honored with Innovation Award As last year, Kithara is among the 111 most innovative, excellent and trendsetting products of 2014. The real-time USB3 extension of the »RealTime Suite« took place 3 in the category ”Development Software”, voted by the readership of the journal Elektronik.
Image Acquisition and Processing in Real-Time The chain from image acquisition, to image processing, and to process integration via I/Os and other actors is closed in a coherent real-time cycle.
Dedicated: Extreme Real-Time Properties on Separate CPU Cores The new "Dedicated Module" improves the real-time characteristics of the MultiTasking Module enormously by providing extreme real-time on exclusively used CPU cores.
New PLC and VISION Modules are ready After a long development and intensive tests new modules of the RealTime Suite are ready: PLC and VISION Module.
Hard real-time under Windows 8.1 The »RealTime Suite« supports the new Windows 8.1!
Virtual network adapter and real-time network bridge Versatile network connection between Windows and Kithara real-time over a virtual NDIS interface. Learn more!
Renewed Serial Communication Implement UART communication out of real-time tasks.

Kithara Software is a specialist for real-time on Windows operating systems with more than 19 years of experience. With our comprehensive know-how and many years of expertise we will help you to realize even challenging projects.


The »RealTime Suite« is a modular real-time extension for Windows, which combines hardware-dependent programming, communication, automation protocols and image processing. With seamless integration of the modules you get all required components in one piece.


Some features: EtherCAT® Master including Distributed Clock, Safety (FSoE), hot-plug capability and cable redundancy; real-time CANopen Master® (can also be embedded in EtherCAT topology); supports almost all Gigabit-Ethernet Controllers manufactured by Intel and Realtek with native real-time drivers; GigE Vision® full-speed image acquisition and image processing with HALCON in real-time; communication over CAN adapters of different manufacturers by a neutral API; supports A/D-, D/A- and Digital-I/O multi-function cards of different manufacturers; USB and serial communication...


The software supports the current Windows OS from WinXP to Win10, 32-bit as well as 64-bit. The preemptive real-time multi-tasking system is programmable in C/C++ or Delphi. By using a DLL, the real-time system can also be embedded in a C# application.

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