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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 & 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 ...

New entries in our Developer Diary

New stories have been added to our development blog.
— "Through Address Space and Time with Kithara"
— "Ethernet in Retrospect"
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 ...

Upcoming version 10.04 release

Version 10.04 of the »RealTime Suite« will be released in the coming few days. As usual the new version will be available for download in the service area.   Further information ...

Kithara provides Student Edition for 2017

For the coming winter semester 2017, Kithara Software will provide the new Student Edition of the »RealTime Suite« for interested universities and colleges. This edition contains the complete function range of the »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

Successful trade fair presentation at the VISION Stuttgart 2016

The VISION show in Stuttgart 2016 was a complete success for Kithara. Visitor figures at the VISION and especially at Kithara's booth were at an all-time high this year which attracted a great deal of positive feedback and lead to many exciting customer meetings as well as new business contacts. In this regard, the trade fair presentation complements the already successful fiscal year for Kithara.   Further information ...

New Performance Analyzer

The popular »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 the »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 the »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 the »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 the »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 the »RealTime Suite«

The CAN extension for flexible data rates (CAN-FD) is now supported within the »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 Software 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 – 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.   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 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!   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 the »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 Software 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 Software, 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 Software, 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 Software 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 Software 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 Software 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 the »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 ELEKTRONIK 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 the 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 the »RealTime Suite« allows for real-time image capture with GigE Vision® cameras.   Further information ...

New Tool: Kithara »PCI Toolkit«

Kithara Software has finished the new »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«

The »USB Toolkit« from Kithara Software 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 »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 ...