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.
Kithara at the Automotive Testing Expo in North America
Kithara Software will be participating at the Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan as an exhibitor from October 20-22. At booth 2020, the Berlin-based company will present the newest innovations in automation software including real-time automotive measurement technology and automotive test systems as well as
real-time machine vision.
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
Starting today, the »RealTime Suite« can also be used under Windows 10. This way, customers can now 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.
Windows 10 Drawing Near
Windows 10 is coming on July 29th. For the release date and with the final tests we will provide our customers with the new Version 9.63. Take note that real-time capabilites can only be achieved in "dedicated" mode. Allocate one or more CPU cores exclusively for hard real-time in the microsecond range!
Testing Expo 2015 in Detroit
The Testing Expo in Detroit is North Americas largest trade show for testing technologies in the automotive field. For the first time, Kithara will take part as an exhibitor in Destroit and is looking forward to establishing many new contacts with automobile manufacturers and suppliers. We will see you from October 22 to 24, 2015!
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.
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.