IntervalZero’s RTOS Platform enables systems developers to create application engines for their high-performance, high-precision systems.
In today’s hyper-competitive and wired global economy, standard pre-integrated application development platforms are increasingly in demand because they allow companies to focus solely on delivering value-added applications.
The Android and iPhone platforms are excellent examples. With the supporting infrastructure already in place, smart phone and PDA application developers are using those platforms to build and deploy applications with confidence. No development resources or time are spent building custom DSP or FPGA hardware or operating systems. The platforms provide all the necessary computing resources, integrate the components, and insure both inter-operability and stability, freeing application developers to concentrate on capturing their intellectual property in the application.
For more than a decade, IntervalZero has been developing a real-time platform – similar in power to those of iPhone and Android – that is designed for complex, powered systems. Standard Windows-driven PCs and IntervalZero’s symmetric multiprocessing-enabled RTX (32-bit) and RTX64 (64-bit) real-time software are key components of a standard, pre-integrated real-time platform for building the many complex hard real-time applications that also require the sophisticated user interface Windows provides. IntervalZero has long believed that commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) PCs would be the foundation of this platform, and today’s x86 and x64 multi-core multiprocessor-powered PCs provide opportunities to both change markets and to create new ones.
OEMs and end users in industries such as Industrial Automation, Digital Media, Medical, Aerospace/Defense, and Test and Measurement have used the RTX-based real-time platform for years. Today, IntervalZero is enhancing the platform by pre-integrating and testing more application components, allowing OEM’s to jump-start projects to get to market faster and to penetrate new markets.
IntervalZero’s Vision for RTX and RTX64
IntervalZero seeks to provide the world’s leading real-time platform based on its SMP-enabled RTX and RTX64 software , which is used for developing complex hard real-time systems that require a sophisticated user experience and that run on COTS hardware (x86 and ARM in the future).
IntervalZero’s Unique Value
Companies that have traditionally relied on FPGAs and DSPS to satisfy their hard-real time requirements in systems with a sophisticated user experience face many challenges:
- relentless pressure to get to market faster at a lower cost by taking advantage if COTS
- increased competition from smaller-form-factor systems with higher quality
- the need to open new markets to continue to grow.
CEOs, CFOs, and product management at these companies recognize the value of replacing proprietary FPGA and DSPs with a software component that runs in real-time as a component of an off-the-shelf PC.
IntervalZero offers RTX and RTX64 as part of a real-time platform that:
- reduces the product cost of the compute platform by 25-50%
- reduces the operational costs of producing and supporting product by 10-20%
- shortens the cycle time of getting new generations of products to market
- increases market share by opening new markets not previously reachable and doing so profitably
Unlike traditional architectures that rely on two development environments and two subsystems to deliver both the real-time and the sophisticated user interface, RTX and RTX64 are unique in that they support the creation of a single, integrated system that executes a Windows-based HMI and the real-time system in parallel with SMP architecture on a single PC.
The bottom line is that IntervalZero’s RTX and RTX64 software replace FPGAs and DSPs for hard real-time requirements, radically reducing the development costs, and significantly improving the quality of embedded systems.