Kithara RealTime Suite—Real Time for Windows
Kithara RealTime Suite is a real-time extension for Windows. It consists of over 20 different function modules that can be freely combined. The potential fields of application are nearly endless and range from hardware communication to industrial automation and machine vision as well as automotive engineering.
Some of the core features
Real time and Windows:
The best of both Worlds
Combine extremely efficient real-time capabilities that meet even industrial high-tech standards with the benefits of the world's most popular operating system.
Clocked to real time
Create high-performance timers with stunning frequencies of 20 kHz and more and marvel at their accurate precision. Tactfully turn your real-time applications into the core element of your project.
Raise your automated applications to the next level. Benefit from Kithara’s decades of experience in the field of high-efficiency automation. The proprietarily-developed and constantly optimized real-time EtherCAT Master allows you to automate even the most challenging tasks.
Big Data Storage
Don’t just wait for Big Data. Our unique real-time SSD storage is already able to write as well as read lossless data with several gigabytes per second, even during continuous operation. Freely structure almost endlessly large data sets according to your specifications with integrated MDF support.
KiK64: However you want it
Are you programming in 32 or 64 bit? Would you like to run a 32-bit application on 64-bit Windows? What usually is not possible for real-time applications, is provided to you as a powerful tool in the form of the unique KiK64 function.
Big Measurement Data
Thanks to Real-Time MDF
With MDF in real time you gain a highly efficient storage system for hierarchically structured and finely adjustable measurement data. Virtually endless data sizes (up to a theoretical 2^64 Bytes) ensure detailed and complete data sets.
PTP Sets the Rythm
Bring all clocks within your real-time system into perfect unison with the Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588). Synchronize all network participants, be it PC, embedded computer, EtherCAT slave or camera, with high-precision time stamps at deviations in the sub-microsecond range—and via GPS even worldwide. Also available for gPTP (IEEE 802.1AS).
Give your Processor a Break
With the Kithara RTOS and the GigE Vision frame grabber PGC-1000 by PLC2 Design you can nearly completely offload the CPU during image capture of real-time vision applications. This makes crucial computer resources available for other processes while also allowing for a more stable real-time performance.
Storage Times X
With real-time RAID-0 you not only multiply the storage capacity but also the already high data rates of the storage function. Several gigabytes per second, even up to the double-digit range, leave no storage-related question unanswered.
The Library is Open
Use our specially developed real-time-capable functions of the C standard library, at both application and kernel level. More than 40 mathematical, trigonometrical as well as string and memory functions are available for real-time execution.
Very Important Processes
First things first—the high-performance multitasking system utilizes 255 generously dimensioned priority levels to reliably make sure that you always have absolute control over your most important processes—priority-based, preemptive, flexibly programmable.
Real Time does not have to be expensive. You only buy what you require. Put together your very own software from over 20 highly effective modules, perfectly tailored to you.
It’s a Wrap with GigE Vision
Via GigE 2.0, image data streams can be captured with up to 10 Gbit/s as well as synchronized down to the microsecond. Due to extended real-time buffers, image loss is reliably avoided. In no way are our real-time drivers camera-shy but instead are vendor-independent while supporting the entire product spectrum for GigE Vision
For every task the optimal tool
A smooth development process is the dream of every programmer. For this purpose, we provide you with helpful tools.
The high-performance EtherCAT Master has been operating successfully worldwide for over 10 years and is ideally suited for highly customizable real-time automation. With low cycle times in the microsecond range, cabel redundancy, hot connect as well as flexible programmability, you can integrate EtherCAT optimally into your overall solution.
Fast Real-time Ethernet
with up to 100 Gbit/s
Solid, scalable, flexible—capitalizing on Ethernet means investing into the future. This is why our very own real-time Ethernet drivers support almost every single controller by Intel, now with fast 100 Gbit/s as well.
GPS synchronization in real time? No problem! With the PTP extension for NMEA you are able to synchronize GPS receivers, PCs and mobile devices, even worldwide. Due to its cost-efficient and universally applicable implementation, NMEA can even be utilized effectively in developments for automotive networking.
Accessing CAN in Real Time
Indispensable for both automation as well as automotive engineering. Develop the best possible CAN drivers thanks to hard real-time capabilities and intuitive vendor-independent API. Using the CAN-FD extension, data length can even be expanded by a factor of 8.
Universal and Fast
High-speed communication in real time for USB devices such as fast cameras can only be achieved by taking direct control of the xHCI controller. You can also program your very own USB drivers for the Windows driver stack.
Real Time for
FlexRay offers extremely high error tolerance and failure safety thanks to utilizing two channels, high data rates of 10 MBit/s and deterministic properties. With real-time functions by Kithara, modern time- and safety-critical automotive functions can be implemented cost-efficiently.
From toaster to supercomputer
From absolute low-end to extreme high-end—even a simple PC yields amazing real-time results. Or would you rather use a computer with 48 logical CPUs? Kithara Realtime Suite takes your machine to the next level.
Always the right interface
With Kithara RealTime Suite you have the latest technologies at your fingertips. From hardware and network communication to automation and machine vision to automotive and big data, you control your project with the most crucial standards, molded into a single powerful real-time system.
Staying on track
We put you in the driving seat of a high-performance real-time system which allows for the development of even the most cutting-edge vehicle assistance functions and even autonomous driving. Incorporating the most important automotive bus systems such as FlexRay, CAN FD and BroadR-Reach you can get your project into gear.
As close as possible
to the interface
The best software begins with the hardware. Our in-depth real-time drivers start exactly where it matters most—at the numerous hardware interfaces of you PC.
See, Recognize, Act
Cameras are only the first step. The next is to pass on the image data to efficient algorithms of external libraries such as Halcon or OpenCV. Capturing, processing and control reactions to the results of image analysis are all performed in real time.
Getting Ethernet on the Road
Why not use the universal features of Ethernet for automobiles as well? With BroadR-Reach and real-time capabilities together, physical Ethernet networks can be directly accessed and controlled in order to develop the advanced vehicle functions of tomorrow.
Private Lessons for the PC
Teach your computer machine learning. With the Dlib Extension you have real-time-capable access to numerous AI algorithms including for deep learning at your disposal. Or how about creating self-learning applications for image recognition?
Data Acquisition –
From Simple to Complex
Thanks to support for multifunction cards, such as the X series by NI, a wide spectrum for measurement data acquisition is at your disposal. Develop effective hardware accesses with vendor-neutral API as well as functions for digital I/O (bit wise or word wise) and analog I/O (single value, channel sequence, limited series of sequences or continuous mode).
Do you need help with the use of our software? The dedicated support ticket system allows users to communicate directly with our developers. The result is a clear and fast solution finding.
Just try it!
Doubts? Just test the complete software 90 days for free including the full function range. See for yourself and check out the sheer endless possibilities.