Acontis Technology GmbH EtherCAT Master Available For IntervalZero RTX64 Hard Real-time Software for Windows

Weingarten, Germany & Waltham, MA (Embedded World 2014) – Acontis Technologies GmbH, a leading provider for EtherCAT software, has announced that its EC-Master EtherCAT master stack is available for IntervalZero’s RTX64 2013 hard real-time software, which transforms Windows into a real-time operating system (RTOS).

Leading companies world-wide rely on the Acontis EtherCAT Master Stack EC-Master, a highly sophisticated, functionality-rich EtherCAT Industrial Communications product.

The latest EC-Master version and the Acontis high-performance Ethernet drivers for EtherCAT communication are available in native 64-bit mode.

IntervalZero’s symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) enabled RTX64 2013 provides the first direct access to a larger range of memory through 64-bit addressing natively in Microsoft Windows.

Real-time applications running on 64-bit Windows with RTX64 can access 128GB of non-paged memory, depending on actual mapped physical RAM size. By comparison 32-bit Windows 7 has a non-paged memory limitation of 2GB. Overall, 64-bit Windows’ 512GB of physical memory dwarfs the 4GB physical memory limitation in 32-bit Windows.

The directly accessible real-time memory within Windows, and the resulting superior performance distinguishes RTX64 from virtualization alternatives and 32-bit based RTOS solutions.

The combination of Windows with RTX64 and Acontis EtherCAT Master will create new opportunities for developers worldwide that are designing sophisticated, intelligent systems in markets as diverse as industrial automation, vision, digital audio and medical.

All EC-Master basic features, either Class B or Class A level master functionality as well as sophisticated feature packs like HotConnect, Cable Redundancy, Remote API and Master Object Dictionary together with the Acontis EtherCAT configuration and diagnosis tool set are fully supported.

IntervalZero is a Microsoft Embedded Gold Partner and was recognized as a leading Windows Embedded Partner worldwide in 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009. IntervalZero is a member of the Intel Embedded Alliance and RTX’s value in digital signal processing is featured on Intel’s web site.

Media Contacts for IntervalZero:

Bernhard Hartmann, DACH Sales Manager
Tel: +49 (89) 207 040 235

Fabrice Boisset, EMEA GM
Tel +33 (0)4 89 06 60 16