News

September 6th, 2022

Windows 11 22H2 in real time already at release

Kithara has announced the support for the upcoming Windows 11 Version 22H2. Read the latest press release here. Further information ...

September 1st, 2022

Kithara as exhibitor at the Vision 2022

Kithara is exhibitor at this year's Vision 2022. Read the latest press release here. Further information ...

April 11th, 2022

Kithara RealTime Suite: Version 11.03 available now

The new version 11.03 of Kithara RealTime Suite will be available within a few days in the download section of the service area. Read the change log here. Further information ...

March 31st, 2022

100 Gigabit Ethernet in Real Time with Intel E810

The Kithara real-time operating system now also support network card with 100 Gigabit Ethernet. Read the latest press release here. Further information ...


2021

December 16th, 2021

Log4Shell vulnerability: Kithara not affected

For a few days now, serious warnings about a newly discovered vulnerability have been going through the IT world, which has led to an increasing number of concerned inquiries from customers. Further information ...

December 7th, 2021

Real-time automation with EtherCAT PC slaves by ESD

EtherCAT PC slave cards by manufacturer ESD can now also be run under Windows 11 with Kithara RealTime Suite and enable a high degree of scalability and flexibility for real-time automation Further information ...

October 19th, 2021

CPU offload thanks to GigE Vision frame grabber

Kithara has successfully finished development of a real-time driver for the frame grabber card PGC-1000 by PLC2 Design, allowing for the CPU to be almost completely relieved during image capturing operations. Further information ...

September 14th, 2021

Real time for Windows 11 already on release

Kithara Software will completely support Windows 11 already for its release on October 5. This will allow for the upcoming Windows version to be used with “hard” real-time capabilities. Further information ...

May 26th, 2021

Passthrough and Mirroring — Monitoring on a New Level

Monitoring data communication is indispensable for the development of demanding real-time applications. For this purpose, virtual interfaces can be employed. Further information ...

May 12th, 2021

Kithara celebrates 25th anniversary

Exactly on 15 May 1996, Kithara Software was founded here in Berlin. A lot has happened since then. Read our anniversary news here. Further information ...

March 29th, 2021

In Unison with Time: PTP and Syntonization

With PTP (Precision Time Protocol), the devil is in the detail. The punctual synchronization of device clocks within a distributed system can be rather complex. And so one might find that oftentimes synchronization may not entirely mean synchronization. Further information ...

February 10th, 2021

Precise GPS Synchronization with NMEA

Kithara Software has announced support for synchronization of GPS devices as part of the PTP Module. Read the latest press release here. Further information ...


2020

October 20th, 2020

Accurate synchronization for distributed systems with gPTP

Kithara Software has announced support for gPTP (generalized Precision Time Protocol). This streamlined PTP profile can now also be accessed with Kithara RealTime Suite. Read the latest press release here. Further information ...

October 18th, 2020

RAID 0 in Real Time

Kithara Software has announced support for real-time data storage via RAID 0. This way, Kithara RealTime Suite allows for multiple linked SSDs to read and write data in real time, while multiplying storage capacity and throughput rate accordingly. Further information ...

October 16th, 2020

Real Time for Multifunction Cards from National Instruments

Kithara Software now also supports multifunction data acquisition cards by National Instruments. Read the latest press release here. Further information ...

March 6th, 2020

New Distribution Partner for Southeast Asia

We are happy to welcome a new partner into our distribution network. Roy Chew with MDS Pacific PTE LTD will help us distribute the Kithara real-time software in the Southeast Asian area. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation, that allows potential customers in research and industry from this fast-growing region to have easier access to our high-performance products. Further information ...


2019

November 27th, 2019

New Distributor for India: Tenet Technetronics

Kithara expands into India. With Tenet Technetronics from Bangalore we have an active representation in one of world's largest and fastest growing economies. This way we are able to position our real-time products even better in the Indian market. In this regard we are looking forward to the successful cooperation with Mr Ram Tenet. Further information ...

November 8th, 2019

Machine Learning with Dlib in Real Time

Kithara reveals real-time support for machine learning. Read the latest press release here. Further information ...

November 7th, 2019

Faster: Real Time for 40 Gigabit Ethernet

New milestone at Kithara for real-time Ethernet: The 40 gigabit mark has been reached. Read the latest press release now. Further information ...

November 5th, 2019

Library Module and Extensions

Our library has been rearranged: The Runtime Library, which provides mathematical, trigonometrical as well as string and memory functions in real time, is renamed as Library Module. This now also includes extensions for the real-time implementation of external libraries such as Halcon, OpenCV or the new Dlib function. Further information ...

November 3rd, 2019

Real-Time Measurement Data Logging with MDF and PCAPng

The exponentially increasing data volumes in measurement data acquisition pose major challenges for many fields. Dedicated file formats are crucial tools for such tasks in order to efficiently storage data sets and—in conjunction with hard real-time capabilities—get maximum value out of measurement solutions. Read more in our latest bulletin. Further information ...

March 22nd, 2019

Mobile Real Time with Thunderbolt

Kithara Software has announced the support for the communication interface Thunderbolt. In conjunction with Kithara RealTime Suite, this way, all devices in a system connected via Thunderbolt can be registered and controlled in real time. Read the press release here. Further information ...

March 7th, 2019

Big Automotive Data with Real-Time MDF

Kithara Software has announced the implementation of the standard for measurement data MDF into Kithara RealTime Suite. The integration of the data format into the real-time system allows for deterministic storing of measurement data, especially for the development of automotive systems. Read the press release here. Further information ...

January 25th, 2019

Kithara at the All About Automation in Friedrichshafen

Kithara Software will be exhibiting at this year’s All About Automation in Friedrichshafen from March 12 to 13 while presenting the latest developments for software-based real-time solutions. Further information ...


2018

November 26th, 2018

Real-Time Data Storage in PCAPng

Kithara Software has announced the support for PCAPng within Kithara RealTime Suite. This will allow for any measurement data to be written and read in real time and in a Wireshark-compatible format. Further information ...

August 8th, 2018

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 ...

August 4th, 2018

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 ...

March 28th, 2018

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 ...

February 28th, 2018

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 ...

January 17th, 2018

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 ...

January 11th, 2018

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

December 7th, 2017

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 ...

November 8th, 2017

Real-time support for Precision Time Protocol

Kithara Software, specialist for industrial real time, has announced the support for the Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588 v2). With PTP, multiple network participants in a distributed system can be precisely synchronized and triggered in real time with Kithara RealTime Suite. Further information ...

November 5th, 2017

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 ...

July 25th, 2017

New Record: Storage Module now with several 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 several GByte/s. Further information ...


2016

September 28th, 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 ...

June 26th, 2016

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 be automatically parallelized and operators provided by OpenCV can be utilized for parallelization. Further information ...

March 23rd, 2016

Halcon 12 in Real Time now Supported

The new version of Kithara RealTime Suite now also supports Halcon versions 10 to 13 as well as 18.11 in real time. Also included is an automatic parallelization feature, which provides benefits for both, the named Halcon versions as well as OpenCV 3.0, 3.4 and 4.1. Test now! Further information ...

March 22nd, 2016

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

September 8th, 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 ...

July 17th, 2015

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 ...

April 30th, 2015

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 ...

March 18th, 2015

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 ...

March 18th, 2015

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 ...

January 13th, 2015

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

November 12th, 2014

The Legend is Back!

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

October 16th, 2014

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 ...

September 16th, 2014

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 ...

July 18th, 2014

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 ...

June 25th, 2014

GigE Vision with 10 Gbit/s

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

May 14th, 2014

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 ...

February 26th, 2014

Road to China

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


2013

December 10th, 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 ...

November 5th, 2013

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 ...

September 27th, 2013

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 ...

September 23rd, 2013

Support of the PCAN-USB Pro

Kithara 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 ...

June 11th, 2013

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 ...

May 7th, 2013

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 ...

March 28th, 2013

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 ...

March 22nd, 2013

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

July 26th, 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 ...

July 10th, 2012

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 ...

June 12th, 2012

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 ...

May 31st, 2012

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 ...

May 29th, 2012

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 ...

May 8th, 2012

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 ...

March 15th, 2012

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

November 3rd, 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 ...

October 28th, 2011

Renewed Serial Communication

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