As part of its activities, DSIT is the exclusive representative of IntervalZero in Israel. IntervalZero is a global leader in designing and developing software solutions that enhance the control, dependability and management of Windows® operating systems.
IntervalZero’s RTX64 and RTX transform Windows into a real-time operating system (RTOS), on 1 to 63 cores for dedicated real-time processing, to outperform real-time hardware such as DSPs and radically reduce the development costs for systems that require determinism or hard real-time.
For complex, connected embedded systems that seek to take advantage of Windows’ world-class HMI and that also require determinism and hard-real time, RTX64 and RTX provide an RTOS that is tightly integrated with Windows. Where Windows provides timers with a maximum resolution – smallest granularity – of 1000 μs (1 millisecond), RTX64/RTX lower this to 1 μs where supported by the hardware.
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.
Notably, RTX64 and RTX extend the Windows operating system’s capabilities – without altering or modifying the Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) – to deliver determinism and hard real- time performance without relying on latency-inherent virtualization approaches or unnecessarily complicated inter-process communications schemes.
The diagram illustrates how RTX64/RTX SMP-enabled solution extends Windows to deliver real-time functionality.