December 2021

Welcome to the acontis technologies newsletter. We strive to issue this newsletter every few months to keep you informed about our latest updates and developments.

20 Years of Acontis Technologies!

Acontis Technologies was founded in 2001, so this year we were able to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, we weren't able to celebrate with all of our customers and partners. We are grateful to those that were able to attend, and thank you to everyone for helping us to achieve this milestone!

New Version V3.1.3

EC-Master has been updated to version 3.1.3. This is a minor update that includes:

  • Built-in Performance Measurement
  • Out-of-the box support for Xenomai 3 on ARM CPUs
  • Support for Microchip LAN7430 PCIe Ethernet Controller
  • Support for FreeRTOS on Xilinx UltraScale+ on R5 Core
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New Version V3.6

EC-Engineer has been updated to version 3.6. New features in this version include:

  • an online check for updates so you will always be informed when a new version is available
  • an improved Scope Chart View for variables
  • support for the new SCI feature that the EtherCAT Technology Group recently released in the latest ESI specification
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Real-time Virtualization Solutions

Support for Windows 11

Microsoft recently launched the new, more secure, Windows 11 operating system. Preliminary testing has been successful for running the acontis real-time virtualization solutions in Windows 11, and we will officially release an update with Windows 11 support in Q1/Q2 of 2022.

New Version 7.1.2

We have updated our Windows Real-time extensions and Hypervisor products to version V7.1.2. This update includes the following enhancements:
  • VxWin, RTOS32Win: Intel VT option not required on Windows 10 64 Bit versions when using Update Build Revision 1081 and later
  • LxWin: Support AMD Ryzen CPUs
  • LxWin: Maximum memory limit increased
    • up to 2,9 Gb for 32-bit Linux
    • up to 100Gb for 64-bit Linux
  • LxWin: Linux kernel updated to version 4.9.275
  • LxWin: Linux kernel includes support for serial port devices
  • LxWin: Support for automatic date and time synchronization.
  • LxWin: Improved real-time timer behavior by
    • using Local Apic TSC deadline mode by default
    • using the timer guard band: this will guarantee that no timer interrupts are generated within a user-defined guard band around the Real-time timer event
  • RTOS32Win: Update to On Time RTOS-32 version 6.23
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Recent Blog Articles

Real-time qualified Industrial PCs
EtherCAT Master Software Stack Performance
Why RT-Linux is the Best Solution for Adding Real-time Capabilities to Windows
EtherCAT Cycle Time Calculator
Using EC-Engineer with TI C2000 Microcontrollers
EtherCAT Troubleshooting: How to Diagnose Problems
EtherCAT Technology Group officially supports EtherCAT G