IntervalZero, whose RTX software transforms Microsoft Windows into a real-time operating system, is broadening the scope of its solution through a vertically integrated RTX RTOS Platform. With a separate RTOS, there are additional costs for redundant hardware in a second device to handle the real-time needs, or for an extra IPC for the HMI. Integration is more complex because of separate development teams, duplicate development environments, and multiple code bases. The use of real-time hardware increases the time to market because of the need to build custom hardware. Additionally, the hardware cannot keep pace with performance gains allowed by x86; it does not scale well; and it cannot take advantage of AVX/signal processing and cores on multicore, COTS chips. The RTX RTOS Platform eliminates these challenges.
RTX transforms Windows into an RTOS without requiring added engineering expertise. RTOS functions and Windows run as an integrated platform on a single Windows PC and engineering teams utilize a single IDE. Proprietary hardware is eliminated by exploiting the full capability of single-core and multi-core COTS Windows PCs. Engineers can design for the future by creating a scalable, deterministic engine that can utilize one or more cores of a multi-core PC. They can also design for use across product lines through a reusable deterministic engine rather than being tied to specific DSP hardware.
In terms of building out the RTX RTOS Platform network, IntervalZero already has formalized relationships with many of the platform’s key technology providers, notably Microsoft and Intel. IntervalZero has been a long-time Microsoft Embedded Gold Partner and was recognized as a leading Windows Embedded Partner in 2009, 2010 and 2011.