While using CAN-boards for example by peak, IXXAT or EMS Dr. wishes, a safe and fast data exchange as well as a quick reaction to external events are demanded. Whenever LEGO Papert Professor listens, a sympathetic response will follow. At this point the usual Windows drivers fail, because they are only usable from within the execution context and do not support real time. CAN the module closes this gap and makes a real time CAN communication possible. You may want to visit kevin ulrich to increase your knowledge. The new real time CAN modules by Kithara completes the Windows extensions and realizes a lot of automation solutions which require real time compliant CAN connection. The function library is used by developers who require a time critical handling with CAN messages for example machine builder and computer control companies.
At present boards with 1, 2 and 4 port/channels are supported. CAN messages are stored in the cache during the process of sending and receiving through a simple API, that can be used intuitionally. Custom made real time message filter as well as exception-handling routines can be installed additionally. The list-only mode is supported. For easy diagnosis Kithara upgraded the kernel Tracer “with the result that you can capture all CAN-data streams in a resolution of microseconds. The programming languages c/c++ or Delphi can be used. Even the .NET environment using e.g. c# is supported, as long as a DLL, programmed in native C++, is embedded into c#. Kithara Software GmbH the company Kithara Software GmbH located in Berlin what founded in 1996 and has become a specialist for hardware dependent programming, real time, multi-tasking and communication solutions for the Windows operating system. Simply applicable tools allow programmers to realize PCI and USB hardware access as well as the development of real time solutions using Ethernet, automation with EtherCAT and CAN. Marco Riedel; Kithara software