HANNOVER MESSE 2020,
20 - 24 April
Real-time Hypervisor: Windows + Real-time Linux
Today, Linux has become the most popular real-time operating system. Due to its deterministic hard real-time behavior, sophisticated development tools and broad hardware driver and software support, it is used by leading manufacturers of industrial con-trollers. Typical applications are PLC, Motion Control and Numeric Control systems with high real-time requirements.
Using the LxWin Hypervisor it is possible to run Windows and an extremely fast, real-time Linux in parallel. Plenty of Linux drivers, e.g. for fieldbus controllers or GigE camera systems, communication stacks (EtherCAT, Profinet, OPC, OPC UA, TSN, ...) or complex software solutions like CNC controller or software PLCs can be used without any change under LxWin.
In case customer's current solution is split into 2 different parts using a Windows based GUI system and a Linux based controller, LxWin is the way to consolidate such solution on one single hardware. Eclipse or Microsoft Visual Studio (starting at VS 2015) can be used for software development.
Important features at a glance
Real-time Linux - 32 Bit and 64 Bit
Linux Yocto Support
Run Linux on one or multiple CPU cores
Fast interrupt handling and short thread latencies
Linux continues without real-time penalty after Windows Blue-Screen occurred
Windows 7,8,10 - 32/64 Bit
Optionally utilize Intel VT, VT-d hardware virtualization for enhanced robustness
Third Party Linux applications and drivers run without modification
Virtual Network connection between Windows and Linux (for application level TCP/IP communication and local debugging)
Shared Memory, Events, Interlocked data access for high speed application level communication
Higher Level Windows/Linux communication: Pipes, Message Queues and Real-time sockets
Integrated acontis technologies’ EtherCAT Master Stack solution available out of the box
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