Server Extension Toolkit

NetAcquire Server Extension Toolkit

Easily create an embedded real-time Linux distributed system that works: start with all of the NetAcquire hardware and software and your own software using a single programming toolkit.

The NetAcquire Server Extension Toolkit allows programmers to develop customized extensions to their NetAcquire real-time Linux environment. These extensions leverage the full power of NetAcquire server capabilities and allow the development of a finished application in a fraction of the usual time. Programmers can concentrate on the specifics of their applications without needing to develop an entire system from scratch.

The NetAcquire Server Extension Toolkit reduces aerospace and “test and measurement” development risk by giving developers the ability to extend their industry-proven mission-critical NetAcquire system to meet specific requirements. Whether they’re adding a small extension or building a large custom subsystem, developers have an open-architecture path to ensure the final system meets all mission requirements.

The NetAcquire product’s real-time operating system offers full Linux API support and hard real-time performance. This combination allows NetAcquire software extensions to take advantage of the industry- standard APIs and third-party software libraries while still running in guaranteed real-time. Worst-case NetAcquire real-time performance is typically 500x better than desktop Linux or Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Product Features

  • Real-time operating system with priority-driven multithreading and fully pre-emptible kernel
  • Convenient software development from Gnu C++
  • Object-oriented design includes rich functionality in base classes
  • Complete networking layer with automatic network port dispatching
  • Access to a rich set of input/output devices, including A/D, D/A, digital input/output, and serial
    input/output
  • Real-time data piping, buffering, and filtering functions
  • Extensive NetAcquire function libraries of pre-tested code
  • Transparent multi-threading and memory management
  • Facility for remote installation and execution of extensions
  • Real-time device status and configuration
  • Remote logging and persistent registry functions
  • Web server integration for extension configuration
  • Integration with NetAcquire Publish/Subscribe
  • Integration with NetAcquire CORBA
  • Component versioning
  • Highly optimized with 50μs worst-case (5μs typical) interrupt latency and 35μs (3μs typical) task
    switch latency
  • Deterministic task scheduling with priority inversion protection
  • Watchdog timer support

Quality Assurance Testing

NetAcquire hardware and software components have been thoroughly tested for reliability and performance in mission critical applications. For example, one NetAcquire quality assurance test involves making and breaking millions of NetAcquire network connections to confirm network protocol reliability and long-term memory management. Since developers’ NetAcquire extensions are layered on the pre-qualified NetAcquire infrastructure, the overall testing requirements for the completed application are much lower while overall system reliability is higher.

OEM Applications

The NetAcquire Server Extension Toolkit is ideally suited for OEM applications. Look for the Powered by NetAcquire™ logo on OEM products that use the NetAcquire Server Extension Toolkit to provide efficient and reliable real-time distributed computing.

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