RTX 8.1 Real-time Extension for Windows

Ardence released version 8.1 of its RTX real-time extension for Windows®. The latest RTX version has a number of key features: Shared Multi-Processor support for Microsoft Windows Vista operating systems to complement Ardence’s existing Uniprocessor and Dedicated Multi-Processor capabilities, smaller timer periods as low as 1µs, and support for Message Signal Interrupt (MSI/MSI-X) capable RTX devices on all RTX supported operating systems, Windows 2000 through Vista. Ardence RTX is the only Windows-based real-time extension that offers MSI capabilities, eliminating restrictive hardware interrupt conflicts, allowing designers to utilize a broad array of PCI-compliant devices, speeding development time and enhancing design and application flexibility. In addition, RTX 8.1 incorporates RT-TCP/IP enhancements, including RAW socket support, and Jumbo frame support. RTX kernel debugging support has also been enhanced via newly available IEEE 1394 and USB connection capabilities.

New RTX 8.1 Features

  • Shared Multi-Processor support for Microsoft Windows Vista operating systems to complement our existing Uniprocessor and Dedicated Multi-Processor capabilities
  • Smaller HAL timer periods, as low as 1µs
  • Support for Message Signal Interrupt (MSI/MSI-X) capable RTX devices on all RTX supported operating systems, Windows 2000 through Vista

RT-TCP/IP Improvements

  • Support for RAW sockets in the RT-TCP/IP stack
  • Support for jumbo frame sizes larger than 1500 bytes in the RT-TCP/IP stack
  • Support for the WSAEventSelect Winsock API
  • Support for up to 255 different drivers in the RT-TCP/IP stack
  • The RT-TCP/IP stack now supports scenarios where no devices are required

More info: Ardence RTX