Kithara RealTime Suite

Real-time for Windows

In the modern world, time is a crucial factor. Turn your Windows PC into a real-time machine.

Kithara RealTime Suite is a modularly built real-time operating system (RTOS) that runs parallel to Windows and therefore allows for high flexibility and adjustability while providing hard real-time capabilities. It is commonly used in industry and research for control, monitoring and communication of automated processes with microsecond accuracy.

About Kithara RealTime Suite
About Kithara
Real-time to the core

Kithara has been the real-time specialist for Windows for more than 20 years. Our com­pre­hen­sive know-how and expertise enable the re­ali­za­tion of even the most sophisticated solutions.

Acclaimed and awarded several times, Kithara RealTime Suite is a modular real-time extension for Windows that combines hardware-dependent programming, communication, automation protocols as well as machine vision in a single high-performance real-time system. Due to seamless integration, the different function modules are able to efficiently operate as one unit.

About Kithara
For developers
Real-time in detail

Kithara RealTime Suite supports a wide range of both modern as well as tried and tested systems and standards:

  • Real-time EtherCAT Master including distributed clock, safety (FSoE), hot-plug function, cable redundancy and a real-time CANopen Master (also embedded into EtherCAT topologies)
  • Ethernet communication via native real-time drivers with up to 40 Gbit/s
  • Image capture with GigE Vision and USB3 Vision as well as image processing with Halcon and OpenCV in real-time
  • Real-time data storage via SSD with more than 2 Gbyte/s as well as efficient storage formats MDF and PCAPng
  • Communication in real time with CAN, CAN-FD, FlexRay, LIN, BroadR-Reach
  • Support for A/D D/A and digital IO multifunction cards of varying manufacturers
  • USB and serial communication, digital signal processing
  • Support for all operating systems from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in 32-bit as well as 64-bit. The preemptive multitasking systems is programmable in C/C++ or Delphi. With a DLL, C# can also be used.
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