LxWin - A Real-time Hypervisor Solution for Windows and Linux

Run Real-time Linux alongside Windows

Today Linux has become the most popular real-time operating system (RTOS). As the open source movement continues to grow, Linux is continually updated and therefore offers broad hardware driver and software support as well as sophisticated development tools. By applying the real-time patch to the kernel (the so-called RT-preempt patch) it is possible to further add deterministic hard real-time behavior to the operating system, making Linux the obvious RTOS choice for leading manufacturers of industrial controllers like PLCs, Motion Controllers, CNC machines, and other products with challenging high real-time requirements.

Technical Features

  • Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit real-time Linux
  • Type 2 Hypervisor
  • Yocto Support
  • Run Linux on one or multiple CPU cores
  • Fast interrupt handling and short thread latencies
  • Linux continues to operate with real-time behavior even after a Windows crash (Blue Screen of Death)
  • Support for Windows 7,8,10 - 32/64 Bit
  • Support for Intel-VT
  • Third Party Linux applications and drivers run without modifications necessary
  • Virtual Network connection between Windows and Linux (for locally debugging the application via TCP/IP communication)
  • Shared Memory, Events, Interlocked data access for high speed application level communication
  • Higher Level Windows/Linux communication: Pipes, Message Queues, and Real-time sockets
  • Seamless integration with acontis’ market leading EtherCAT Master software stack and newly available TSN software stack


Register here to learn more about this new exciting real-time operating system solution and how it can be used to benefit your product.