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Get your free ticket for the Vision 2018 in Stuttgart!

Soon the Vision, world's leading trade show for machine vision, will open its gates in Stuttgart from November 6 to 8. Once again, we will be on site as exhibitor and are looking forward to many visitors at booth 1A68 in hall 1. You can also get your free admission tickets. Come and visit us! Further information ...

Kithara is Exhibitor at the Vision 2018

Kithara Software has announced its participation at this year’s VISION trade show in Stuttgart from November 6 to 8. The Berlin software company will present the latest developments for PC-based image capturing and processing in real-time at booth 1A68 in hall 1. Further information ...

Bulletin: BroadR-Reach

Directly controlling and testing physical automotive Ethernet networks in real-time? With the BroadR-Reach extension of Kithara RealTime Suite, data can be precisely captured via the Ethernet transport layer and, for example, embedded into test processes for automotive test stands. Learn more about this in our short bulletin. Further information ...

Kithara with real-time for PCAN USB FD adapter

Kithara Software has announced support for the PCAN-USB FD adapter by Peak Systems with the real-time environment RealTime Suite. In doing so, Kithara expands its long-standing cooperation with the Darmstadt-based company. Further information ...

Product catalog now available

Due to popular demand from our customers, we have compiled a complete overview of our product range, including all packages and modules with which Kithara RealTime Suite can be individually assembled into a customized real-time application. The catalog is updated regularly and available now under the following link: Further information ...

Automatica 2018: Interview and impressions

The Automatica 2018 has been successfully concluded. The following video offers a few impressions of the trade show as well as an outlook to the future of Kithara in shape of an interview with managing director Uwe Jesgarz. Further information ...

Bulletin: Precision Time Protocol

The PTP stack developed by Kithara, which has been introduced a few months ago, has attracted a fair amount of attention. PTP in real-time allows for high-precision synchronization of all computers in a distributed system. The real-time capabilities of Kithara RealTime Suite are used to generate accurate time stamps with deviations in the sub-microsecond range. A concise overview of it can be found in our latest bulletin. Further information ...

New Dev Blog Entry

It is ironic how we complained about too much rain just last summer (see: blog entry from July 2017) whereas now man and machine are melting away. Learn more in our new blog entry. Further information ...

Free audio upgrade for DOS Enabler

With the latest upgrade for Kithara DOS Enabler, Kithara achieved a great technological breakthrough. Until now, the application was only utilized to execute 16-bit programs in real-time on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. However, the upcoming new version goes even further. Further information ...

New KiK64 coming with version 10.05

The recently announced redevelopment of KiK64 will be released with the upcoming Kithara RealTime Suite version 10.05. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, this method, which enables 32-bit real-time code to be executed on 64-bit systems, has been reworked comprehensively and thus significantly improved. Learn more about the details here. Further information ...

Future-proof software architecture with Kithara

Advancements in hardware and operating systems as well as the release of updates concerning the hardware bugs "Meltdown" and "Spectre" by Intel an Microsoft, have made a number of adjustments for existing installations necessary. This white paper explains how users of Kithara RealTime Suite can act in order to prepare their real-time applications for the future. Further information ...

Kithara website with a fresh coat of paint

Some visitors may have already noticed that, since a few days ago, our website has presented itself with a new look. For this rework, our graphics department put special focus on improved content readability due to an optimized typographical structure, embedded into a modern and clear design. Rediscover Kithara. Further information ...

Base, Kernel and KiK64

Two of the most basic modules of Kithara RealTime Suite become one and also get an addition. "Base Module" and "Kernel Module" are merged together and become "Base/Kernel Module". Additionally, this new Module will also by default include the re-developed KiK64 function for running 32-bit real-time code on 64-bit systems. Learn more here: Further information ...

Meltdown and Spectre (KB4056891-7)

The revelations about the recent processor bugs have shaken the IT world. Learn more about how they impact our real-time environment. Further information ...


2017

Version 10.04 released

Version 10.04 of Kithara RealTime Suite has been recently released. As usual, the new version is available for download in the service area. The update includes a fix for the issues caused by Meltdown and Spectre (see News: Meltdown and Spectre). Further information ...

BroadR-Reach Ethernet in Real Time

Kithara has announced support for BroadR-Reach within Kithara RealTime Suite. With real-time capabilities for the BroadR-Reach standard, automobile developers are able to directly control and test physical Ethernet networks for vehicles. Further information ...

Kithara RealTime Suite with PTP

Our real-time function library will soon have added support for the Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588 v2), allowing for high-precision computer synchronization with deviations in the sub-microsecond range. Combined with the renowned real-time capabilities of our software, accurate timestamps can be generated and synchronized. Further information ...

Trade shows 2018: Automatica and Vision

Next year, we will attend two trade shows. In June, and for the first time, we will be at the Automatica in Munich to showcase our newest developments surrounding production process automation. Early November, you can meet us once again at the Vision in Stuttgart including several innovations for the field of machine vision. Further information ...

Bulletin: EtherCAT PC slave

Did you know about our EtherCAT PC Slave Module? This function of our EtherCAT Master allows for regular PCs to be used as slaves within EtherCAT topologies, for example, for transferring processing power or hierarchical topology grading. Check out our Bulletin for EtherCAT PC Slave now. Further information ...

Kithara provides Student Edition for 2017

For the coming winter semester 2017, Kithara will provide the new Student Edition of Kithara RealTime Suite for interested universities and colleges. This edition contains the complete function range of Kithara RealTime Suite product series in order to get familiar with the field of industrial real-time. Further information ...

New Record: Storage Module now with over 2 GByte/s

Due to numerous driver optimizations, the performance of the Storage Module has been further increased. This now enables solid-state drives to run with write and read speeds of even over 2 GByte/s. Further information ...

New Vote. Kithara Development

Vote Now! What would you like to see the most from Kithara? You can find the new poll on the right sidebar. Your vote is valuable as we actively use the polls to assess the needs of our customers. As usual, you can check the results of past polls at Service > Poll. Further information ...


2016

New version: Kithara Performance Analyzer

Kithara Performance Analyzer allows for a highly detailled insight into system resources as well as data throughput of interfaces and protocols. Look forward to a powerful diagnosis tool as part of the upcoming Version 10.02 of Kithara RealTime Suite. Further information ...

20 years Kithara Software

Kithara Software turns 20 years old and invites all partners and customers to celebrate this joyful anniversary. On this occasion, we have also prepared a few surprises for you. Further information ...

OpenCV with Automatic Parallelization

The latest version of Kithara RealTime Suite now also supports automatic parallelization with OpenCV 3.0. If required, OpenCV functions can now be automatically parallelized and operators provided by OpenCV can be utilized for Parallelization. Further information ...

Kithara RealTime Suite, Version 10 with Windows 10

With the new version 10 of Kithara RealTime Suite, we are opening a new chapter of real-time and also introduce a number of changes, among the full support for Windows 10. Find out more! Further information ...

Halcon 12 in Real Time now Supported

The new version 10 of Kithara RealTime Suite now also supports the well-known image processing library Halcon 12 by MVTec in real-time. Also included is an automatic parallelization feature, which provides benefits for both, Halcon 12 as well as OpenCV 3.0. Test now! Further information ...

CAN-FD now part of Kithara RealTime Suite

The CAN extension for flexible data rates (CAN-FD) is now supported within Kithara RealTime Suite. This allows for the implementation of guaranteed reaction times for CAN-FD applications, for example in order to achieve accurate measurement results or precise control commands. This represents an integral part in the development of modern automotive networking, where CAN-FD is increasingly applied. Further information ...


2015

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 to expand its collaboration potential in the field of automotive testing. Further information ...

FlexRay—The Fast Automotive Bus

With FlexRay, the fast bus system for the car of the future, Kithara 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. Further information ...

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. Further information ...

Improved MultiTasking real-time properties

The properties of the multitasking real-time system of Kithara 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! Further information ...

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! Further information ...

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 Kithara RealTime Suite took place 3 in the category ”Development Software”, voted by the readership of the journal Elektronik. Further information ...

A Close View on USB3 Vision™

Following the real-time support of USB 3.0, Kithara now also provides real-time for the machine vision standard USB3 Vision. Further information ...


2014

The Legend is Back!

Kithara Software has finished the redevelopment of the compatibility tool »DOS Enabler«, which allows for DOS applications to run on modern systems with stable performance. Further information ...

USB 3 or not to be

Kithara, has successfully finished the real-time support of USB 3.0, which allows for all USB-based interfaces and devices to be used with guaranteed reaction times. Further information ...

Bean Counting in Real-Time

Kithara, in cooperation with US-based company VMEK, has developed a machine solution for the optical quality control of bulk material. Further information ...

A Different Side of EtherCAT

Kithara has completed the support of PCIe EtherCAT slave cards as a complement to the popular Kithara EtherCAT Master functionality. Further information ...

GigE Vision with 10 Gbit/s

Kithara has successfully completed the development of a software solution for 10 Gbit Ethernet cameras. Further information ...

The Automotive Future with LIN

Kithara has announced the real-time support for the Local Interconnect Network—a serial network protocol commonly used in automotive engineering for the implementation of cost-efficient car networking. Further information ...

Road to China

Kithara has announced a cooperation agreement with a Chinese distributor to expand its presence in the Asian region. Further information ...


2013

Real-Time under Windows with EtherCAT and DIAdem

The German company a-solution GmbH successfully introduced their new product DIAdem EtherCAT Driver to the public at the Technology and User Conference VIP 2013 this year. Further information ...

EAP - EtherCAT for the control level

Kithara now supports the EtherCAT Automation Protocol - an official extension of the EtherCAT standard for inter-process communication (ETG1005). Further information ...

Digital Signal Processing in Windows Real-time

For the filtering of digital signals or process control within real-time applications a new function library is now available. Further information ...

Support of the PCAN-USB Pro

We recently added support for the PCAN-USB Pro device by the company PEAK-System, which allows for the linking of PCs to CAN networks, whereas two CAN adapter cables can be linked. Further information ...

Real-Time Ethernet with 10 GBit/s

The real-time Ethernet drivers can now be used with a data rate of 10 GBit/s. This especially allows for implementing high-speed machine vision. Further information ...

Soft PLC according to IEC 61131-3

With the new PLC Module of Kithara RealTime Suite, users are able to develop soft PLC implementations according to IEC 61131-3 and embed them into their own applications. Further information ...

Image Capture and Processing in Real-Time

Real-time image capture with the Camera Module as well as real-time image processing with the brand new Vision Module allow for the development of efficient camera-based industrial applications. Further information ...

Kithara wins second place

Once again, the readers of the magazine Eletronik have voted for the 111 most innovative and trendsetting products of the Year 2013 in the category "Embedded Design", including a number of modules of Kithara RealTime Suite. Further information ...


2012

Dedicated: Extreme Real-Time Properties on Separate CPU Cores

The new "Dedicated Module" greatly improves the real-time characteristics of the MultiTasking Module by providing extraordinary real-time capabilities on exclusively used CPU cores. Further information ...

Kithara with Safety over EtherCAT®

The real-time EtherCAT Master from Kithara now also supports the Safety-over-EtherCAT protocol, which allows for the implementation of safety-critical solutions up to SIL3. Further information ...

GigE Vision® and Image Processing in Real-Time

The new Camera Module of Kithara RealTime Suite allows for real-time image capture with GigE Vision® cameras. Further information ...

New Tool: Kithara PCI Toolkit

Kithara has finished the new Kithara PCI Toolkit, which provides all necessery mechanisms for the fast development of hardware drivers, especially for PCI/PCIe boards. Further information ...

Support of ServoDrive over EtherCAT

The EtherCat Master now also supports ServoDrive-over-EtherCAT for the real-time control of devices such as servo inverters. Further information ...

New Tool: Kithara USB Toolkit

Kithara USB Toolkit provides all the necessary functions for the efficient development of Windows drivers for USB devices. Further information ...

Virtual Network Adapter and Real-time Network Bridge

With the help of an extension for the Packet Module it is now possible to create a variety of network connections between Windows and the Kithara real-time system. Further information ...


2011

Upgrade to 64 bit now!

All major function modules of the real-time extension Kithara RealTime Suite are now available as a 64 bit version as well. Further information ...

Renewed Serial Communication

The new Serial Module of Kithara Windows-extension now also allows for real-time communication over UART ports. Further information ...