IXXAT CAN Driver Software to be ported to the TenAsys INtime RTOS for Windows

CAN driver software for the IXXAT iPC-I XC16/PCI board is first intelligent PCI model to be ported

Beaverton, OR – February 19, 2009 – TenAsys Corporation (www.tenasys.com), a leading provider of real-time OS and virtualization software technology, announces the port of the IXXAT CAN driver software to the INtime RTOS for Windows. The Embedded Communication Interface driver (ECI) will be made available initially for the IXXAT iPC-I XC16/PCI module, an intelligent CAN interface board designed for industrial PC applications. INtime drivers for other IXXAT CAN boards will follow.

Covering a wide range of industrial and automotive applications, CAN is a popular and versatile I/O bus. The IXXAT CAN boards, CANopen protocol stacks, and tools are based on more than twenty years of experience in providing CAN software and hardware to the automotive and industrial marketplace.

“INtime is a natural platform for deterministic control of time-critical applications on a standard PC because it eliminates the need for a separate real-time platform in addition to the Windows-based human interface,” said Karl Judex, IXXAT VP of Sales & Marketing. “Offering INtime drivers for our CAN boards is a logical choice for us.”

“Partnering with IXXAT is a perfect fit for TenAsys,” said Kim Hartman, TenAsys VP of Sales & Marketing, “our expanding customer base in the automotive test and measurement market will benefit greatly from the direct support for CAN by our INtime RTOS for Windows.”

About TenAsys

Real-time virtualization expert, TenAsys Corporation, specializes in software platforms for the embedded computer industry, designed and optimized for use on Intel® x86 platforms using the Microsoft® Windows® OS and the Visual Studio® development environment.

Since 1980, customers worldwide have entrusted TenAsys RTOS products to provide reliable deterministic control for their embedded x86 computers in a wide array of mission critical applications including: medical, telecom, industrial control, robotics, test and measurement, and military applications. The company’s INtime and eVM products use virtual machine technology to combine real-time functionality with Windows versatility.

To learn more about TenAsys, our customers, and our products please visit www.tenasys.com.

TENASYS, EVM, INTIME and IRMX are registered trademarks of TenAsys Corporation. The names of other companies, products, and brands mentioned herein may be trademarks of other owners.


IXXAT Automation GmbH is a leading supplier of data communication systems for industrial automation and automotive applications worldwide. The company’s primary industrial communication technologies are based on CAN (CANopen, DeviceNet), Ethernet (ETHERNET Powerlink, EtherNet/IP, Profinet, EtherCAT) and various TCP/IP protocols. For automotive applications IXXAT focuses on solutions based on CAN (diagnosis protocols, SAE J1939), FlexRay and LIN. IXXAT’s product range comprises interface boards, test systems, analysis tools and protocol software.

IXXAT’s manufacturing and development is certified to ISO9001. Furthermore IXXAT is able to perform safety relevant hardware and software development according to IEC61508.

For more information about IXXAT please visit www.ixxat.com.

TenAsys press contact:

Bob Patterson

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+1 503 646-6589