EtherCAT Development Service

Since its foundation in 1996, the Kithara Software GmbH has become a specialist for hardware dependent programming, real-time and communication solutions, especially for the Windows operating systems.

Based on the long experience, the company offers developers solutions for diverse EtherCAT master applications. After analyzing the feasibility, we help develop the conception of a project to your requirements and will accompany you on every step of your project with our technical knowledge.

Possible aspects of our development service:

  • Requirements and feasibility study, proof of concept
  • Migration from other applications or other operating systems (RTOS)
  • Design of the system, including hardware selection
  • Software development, including customized solutions
  • Testing and optimization for real-time efficiency
  • Applications for following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (including Embedded), Windows 2000
  • Support of programming languages: C/C++, Delphi, C#
  • Support for comfortable installation programs, documentation and training

The EtherCAT Master is part of the Windows real-time extension Kithara »RealTime Suite« and can be extended with additional functional modules for:

  • Developing drivers for PCI cards and USB devices, including Plug&Play drivers
  • Implementing communication protocols for COM ports, USB devices, Ethernet, TCP/UDP
  • Real-time applications with real-time timers up to 20 kHz and above
  • Preemptive real-time multi-tasking with up to 255 priorities, semaphores
  • Real-time CAN communication



Kithara Software

Kithara Software GmbH

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