RTX enhances Windows® universally adopted look and feel with features that give developers real-time determinism, better control, unmatched dependability and the ability to:
- Reduce system costs by eliminating the need for customized or specialized hardware platforms
- Improve reliability with support of standardized x86 HALs – HALx86 as well as PIC and APIC with ACPI
- Speed the time to market through intuitive development tools that easily integrate into standard Windows® IDE
- Create scalable and controllable applications with unlimited threads and up to 1000 processes
- Increase performance through the smallest footprint in the market and sub-microsecond latency
While developers want the benefits of using Windows® XP, XPe and 2000 – all very powerful automation platforms – they often require a development and execution environment with traditional Real-Time Operating System features, including high performance, reliability and determinism. RTX provides these capabilities to a Windows® based system.
By offering a compliant Win32 API set, RTX application portability is simplified between various Windows® operating systems.
Development Tools and RTX Extensions
- RT TCP/IP: High-performance TCP/IP networking for RTX applications.
- RTX USB: USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 support in the real-time environment.
- RTX Application Wizard: Comprehensive configuration and management of RTX and real-time application development environment.
- Object Viewer: In depth analysis tool for all real-time application and RTX processes, including threads, objects, interrupts, semaphores, mutexes and timers.
- TimeView: A real-time timing tool for RTX developers.
- Platform Evaluator: A software tool to document and characterize the real-time capabilities of a uniprocessor Windows® system with RTX installed.
- Common APIs for all Windows® operating systems (XPe, XP Pro and 2000)
- RTX API’s allow direct access to physical memory and the I/O addressing space
- RTX offers a choice of three configurable clocks with a minimum granularity of 100 microseconds
- Uniprocessor and multi-processor hardware support
- Deterministic memory management
- Comprehensive development and integration tools using well-known and standard Windows® IDE
- Smallest operating footprint, less than 250K
- Choice of Round Robin or Preemptive Schedulers, assignable on a per thread basis
- Priority inversion deadlock avoidance with promotion
- Real-time HAL extender for interrupt isolation, fast timers, and kernel STOP interception
- Real-time TCP/IP stack
- USB SDK with USB 1.1/2.0 host and client support
- Hyper-Threading support
- Physical Address Extension (PAE) support
- Device Driver Wizard – framework for rapid development of RTX device drivers
- Support for up to 1000 processes, each supporting unlimited threads