|[January 14, 2013]
IntervalZero Releases RTX64: Breakthrough Version of Its Real-Time Software
WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
IntervalZero today announced the release of RTX64 2013, the first 64-bit
version of its hard real-time software that transforms Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows
into a real-time operating system (RTOS).
real-time subsystem, which extends the capabilities of Windows to
deliver hard real-time performance, is scalable from 1 to 63 real-time
processors, more than doubling the real-time-processor capacity of
IntervalZero's latest 32-bit product, RTX 2012. IntervalZero said it
will continue to develop RTX as it accelerates the development of RTX64.
RTX64 has a symmetric-multiprocessing-aware scheduler that utilizes both
priority-driven and pre-emptive algorithms to ensure critical thread
context switches. Yields to threads of higher priority occur in the
sub-microsecond range. IntervalZero said it has added a series of informational
videos on RTX 64 to its Web site.
"This is an important and exciting product release," said IntervalZro
CEO Jeffrey Hibbard. "It is the culmination of a massive, two-year
development effort by our Engineering team and most importantly, RTX64
is the only true, native 64-bit extension of the Windows operating
"It was built from the ground up to dovetail specifically with
Microsoft's Windows 64-bit operating system and complies with all
licensing requirements for both Windows Pro and Windows Embedded
Standard implementations. We've been very encouraged by beta Customers'
reports of remarkable performance gains and for having direct access to
more addressable memory, which is required in today's high-definition
SMP-enabled RTX64 is a key component of the IntervalZero
RTOS Platform that comprises x86 and x64 multicore multiprocessors,
the Windows operating system, and real-time Ethernet capabilities to
outperform real-time hardware such as DSPs and reduce the development
costs for systems that require determinism or hard real-time.
Hibbard noted that the shared memory model between the Windows processes
and the RTX64 RTOS processes enables significant scalability, and more
importantly eases development and debugging because the entire
application can be developed on single OS instance rather than multiple
Competing approaches require a cumbersome interprocess communication
framework that must be implemented with redundant data and replication,
Hibbard said. "This causes unpredictable latency.�RTX64 provides direct
access to shared memory and lightweight interprocess communication
across all cores, offering optimal determinism, and the debugger helps
the developer take advantage of this."
In 2012, IntervalZero outlined a strategy to broaden the scope of its
solution through a vertically integrated RTOS Platform that combines
trusted, proven technologies and innovative new technologies to deliver
cost and performance breakthroughs in markets that require hard
real-time or deterministic capabilities for high-precision,
high-performance applications. Hibbard said the release of RTX64 is part
of that ongoing effort.
IntervalZero is a Microsoft Embedded Gold Partner and was recognized as
a leading Windows Embedded Partner worldwide in 2012, 2011, 2010, and
2009. IntervalZero is a member of the Intel (News - Alert) Embedded Alliance and RTX's
value in digital signal processing is featured on Intel's
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