Windows Real-time Hypervisor Update V7.1.2

acontis technologies has updated its Windows Real-time extension and Hypervisor products to version V7.1.2.
The acontis Hypervisor solutions enable customer running deterministic hard Real-time applications alongside Windows 10.

The acontis product family offers various solutions to cover different customer requirements:

Microsoft has ended the ability to cross-sign drivers. Cross-signing of drivers is required by any Windows 64-bit OS prior to Windows 10. If a driver is not signed, Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 will not trust the driver and, as a result, will not load it. Starting with the V7.1.2 version the acontis Windows Real-time Hypervisor products will not support the 64 Bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

Version 7.1.2 includes the following enhancements:

  • Intel VT option: now supports RTOS devices behind different PCI root complex devices (required specifically on server processors)
  • 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