Kithara RealTime Suite WINS readers competition for the readers of the journal & decided: winner of the best product Award 2008 in the category of design tools & software is the real time suite by Kithara software, with preemptivem MultiTasking, real-time mitTCP/UDP Ethernet and EtherCAT automation protocol was extended by many functions. Kithara software from Berlin was founded in 1996 and has developed into a specialist for hardware-level programming and real-time communications solutions for Windows. The easily applicable tools allow the realization of real time under Windows, the development of real time solutions with Ethernet and automation with EtherCAT. Rationale of the Kithara RealTime suite is transmitting the usual program code to the kernel level, where he is running in real time. The programmer remains in its familiar development environment, such as c/c++ or Delphi.
Instead of working with a “Black Box”, the user implements the necessary code from function libraries in its Application and is at all times Mr of his solution. Kithara optimized the real-time properties for the high-precision timers with jitter in the microsecond range last year, extended the series to preemptive MultiTasking with up to 255 levels of priority and the support application and kernel level by UDP and TCP communication in real time. The own EtherCAT master has been supplemented with a master monitor. He makes visible connected EtherCAT topologies and simplifies administration. Target is the source for more interesting facts. An important prerequisite, because the software is used in more complex solutions with the enhancements of process data and service data communication (PDO/SDO), CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE), Ethernet over EtherCAT (EoE), file over EtherCAT (FoE) and distributed clock (DC) and strongly supports the automation of processes in the industry.