Supported Hardware

Here you will find a complete list of hardware supported by Kithara RealTime Suite
Network Module
USB RealTime Module
Serial/UART Module
MultiFunction Module
EtherCAT PC Slave Extension
Camera Module
Camera Acceleration Extension
Storage Module
Flexray Module
CAN Module
LIN Module


Network Module

In order to achieve real-time capabilities, the standard Windows driver of the network card has to be replaced by the special developed real-time driver of Kithara RealTime Suite. Nearly all available network controllers by Intel and RealTek are supported.

100 Gbit/s

Intel

  • E810

40 Gbit/s

Intel

  • XL710

25 Gbit/s

Intel

  • XXV710

10 Gbit/s

Intel

  • 82599
  • X540, X550
  • X710
  • X722

1 Gbit/s

Intel

  • 82540, 82541, 82544, 82545, 82546, 82547
  • 82566, 82567
  • 82571, 82572, 82573, 82574
  • 82575, 82576
  • 82577, 82578, 82579
  • 82580, 82583, i350
  • i210, i211
  • i217, i219

RealTek

  • 8100E, 8101E, 8102E, 8110S
  • 8168B/8111B, 8168C/8111C, 8168CP/8111CP, 8168D/8111D+DL
  • 8168DP/8111DP, 8168E/8111E, 8168EVL/8111EVL
  • 8168F/8111F, 8168G/8111G, 8168H/8111H
  • 8168EP/8111EP
  • 8169, 8169S, 8169SB/8110SB, 8169SC/8110SC

Asix USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet controller

  • AX88179 (e. g. Digitus USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter)

100 Mbit/s

Intel

  • 8255x
  • 82562

RealTek

  • 8139B, 8139C, 8139D

Beckhoff

  • CX5000 CCAT(Beckhoff CX50xx, CX20xx, CX51xx Embedded PCs)

The correct functioning of the software in conjunction with specific components cannot be entirely guaranteed due to the large number of potential hardware variations. For questions regarding the com­pa­ti­bil­ity with individual hardware configurations, please contact us.


USB RealTime Module

Regarding the USB RealTime module, generally all USB 3.1 host controllers that are compatible with the xHCI 1.1 specification can be used.

xHCI controllers of the following vendors are currently supported by Kithara RealTime Suite: Intel, AMD, Renesas, Etron, NEC and VIA.

The correct functioning of the software in conjunction with specific components cannot be entirely guaranteed due to the large number of potential hardware variations. For questions regarding the com­pa­ti­bil­ity with individual hardware configurations, please contact us.


Serial/UART Module

To achieve real-time capabilities, specifically developed real-time drivers of Kithara RealTime Suite are required for the desired serial COM interface. The following serial interface cards are currently supported. This list always refers to the latest version of our software:

  • Standard COM Interface (PNP0501)

PCIe

  • StarTech PEX2S952, 2 × RS232
  • Longshine LCS6321O, 2 × RS232
  • Delock 89220, 2 × RS232
  • Delock 89236, 1 × RS232
  • ADDI-DATA APCIe-7300, 1 × serial
  • ADDI-DATA APCIe-7420, 2 × serial
  • ADDI-DATA APCIe-7500, 4 × serial
  • ADDI-DATA APCIe-7800, 8 × serial

ExpressCard

  • I-Tec EXRS232, 1 × RS-232
  • StarTech EC1S1P55254, 1 × serial, 1 × parallel (Netmos 9912 Chipset)

PCI

  • MOXA 4-port RS-232 C104H/PCI
  • MOXA 8-port RS-232 C168H/PCI
  • MOXA 2-port RS-422/485 CP132/PCI
  • MOXA 4-port RS-422/485
  • EXSYS 41052 serial card
  • EXSYS 43092 serial card
  • Oxford Serial Card Quad Port
  • SUNIX 2-port RS-232 parallel
  • SUNIX 2-port RS-232 PCI
  • Meilhaus ME9000 8-port RS-485
  • EXAR (XR17C152) 2-port UART PCI
  • ADDI-DATA APCI-7300-3, 1 × serial
  • ADDI-DATA APCI-7420-3, 2 × serial
  • ADDI-DATA APCI-7500-3, 4 × serial
  • ADDI-DATA APCI-7800-3, 8 × serial

CardBus

  • Socket PCMCIA serial card
  • Delock PCMCIA serial card

The correct functioning of the software in conjunction with specific components cannot be entirely guaranteed due to the large number of potential hardware variations. For questions regarding the com­pa­ti­bil­ity with individual hardware configurations, please contact us.


MultiFunction Module

The following multifunction cards are supported. This list always refers to the latest version of our software:

  • Standard LPT interface (PNP0400)

PCIe*

* Recommended for real time, due to SMI support

PCI

  • Wasco PCI Boards
  • Advantech PCI 1730U

The correct functioning of the software in conjunction with specific components cannot be entirely guaranteed due to the large number of potential hardware variations. For questions regarding the com­pa­ti­bil­ity with individual hardware configurations, please contact us.


EtherCAT PC Slave Extesnion

Beckhoff – EtherCAT Slave devices

  • FC1100, PCI EtherCAT Slave Card
  • FC1121, PCIe EtherCAT Slave Card
  • CX5000 CCAT(Beckhoff CX50xx, CX20xx, CX51xx Embedded PCs)

ESD – EtherCAT Slave card

  • ECS-PCIe 1100, PCIe EtherCAT Slave Card
  • ECS-PCIe/FPGA, PCIe EtherCAT Slave Card

This list always refers to the latest version of our software.


Camera Module

The Camera Module supports the hardware interfaces GigE Vision and USB3 Vision. The following standards are implemented:

  • GigE Vision specifications 1.2 to 2.1
  • USB3 Vision specifications 1.0 to 1.1
  • GenICam specifications 2.0 to 3.3.0/2021.02

Camera Acceleration Extension

Requires PGC-1000 by PLC2 Design GmbH


Storage Module

The Storage Module supports NVMe specifications 1.0 to 1.4. Currently approved devices are:

  • Intel NVMe SSD P3700/P3600/P3520/750 Series
  • Intel NVMe SSD DC P3520 Series
  • Intel NVMe SSD DC P4511 Series
  • Intel NVMe SSD 600p Series
  • Samsung NVMe SSD 950 Series
  • Samsung NVMe SSD 960 Series
  • Samsung NVMe SSD 970 Series
  • Samsung NVMe SSD 980 Series
  • Corsair NVMe SSD MP510 Force Series
  • HGST NVMe SSD Ultrastar SN200/SN260 Series
  • Micron NVMe SSD 9300 MAX
  • Seagate NVMe FireCuda 530
  • Toshiba NVMe SSD XG6
  • VirtualBox NVMe disk

Flexray Module

The following FlexRay cards are supported:

  • FlexCard PMC II (Star Cooperation)

These specifications always refer to the latest version of our software.


CAN Module

The CAN Module currently supports PCI-based cards with 1, 2, or 4 channels by Peak, EMS Dr. Wünsche, ESD, Ixxat and Kvaser (see list below). On request, we will gladly implement support for your preferred card. The following list always refers to the latest version of our software:

Peak System

Star Cooperation (Eberspächer)

  • FlexCard PMC-II
    • FlexTiny II CAN-HS (D_CAN), dual to octo-channel, optional opto-uncoupled
    • FlexTiny II CAN-FD (M_TTCAN), dual to octo-channel, optional opto-uncoupled

EMS Dr. Thomas Wünsche

  • CPC-PCI, CPC-PCIe (single-, dual-, four-channel) and CPC-104P with SJA1000

ESD—Electronic System Design CAN-PCI

  • CAN-PCI /200/266, opto-uncoupled, single and dual-channel
  • CAN-PCIe /200, opto-uncoupled, single and dual-channel
  • CAN-PCI-104 /200, opto-uncoupled, single and dual-channel
  • CPCI-CAN /200, opto-uncoupled, single and dual-channel
  • PMC-CAN /266, opto-uncoupled, single and dual-channel

Ixxat

Kvaser Advanced CAN Solutions

The correct functioning of the software in conjunction with specific components cannot be entirely guaranteed due to the large number of potential hardware variations. For questions regarding the com­pa­ti­bil­ity with individual hardware configurations, please contact us.


LIN Module

  • UART (the use of common RS232 interfaces requires a level converter)
  • Peak PCAN-USB Pro
  • More on request

These specifications always refers to the latest version of our software.