esd electronic system design EtherCAT Master Available For IntervalZero RTX64 Hard Real-time Software for Windows

Hanover, Germany & Waltham MA (Embedded World 2014) – esd GmbH, a leading developer and manufacturer of hardware and software for the automation industry, has announced that its EtherCAT master stack is available for IntervalZero’s RTX64 2013 hard real-time software, which transforms Windows into a real-time operating system (RTOS).

The esd EtherCAT master stack is written in ANSI-C and is characterized by its high performance, small resource usage and scalability. The core components are independent of the operating system and CPU architecture, such as RTX64 2013. This guarantees a cost efficient, fast time-to-market integration into the customer`s  application.

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 the esd 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.

esd gives special focus to custom-specific solutions particularly for automotive and machine industry, medical technology, and aerospace customers. esd is a leading manufacturer of CAN modules and offers drivers, tools and applications for several operating systems. For EtherCAT and rack mounted systems like VME and CompactPCI esd provides a wide range of components, systems and software.

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