Integrated Systems

ADEPT Framework users can install the rtx daemon on real-time Linux servers or ADI can provide purchasing, manufacturing, integration, and verification services to integrate systems for your projects and investments.  We divide data frameworks into individual servers in categories detailed in the table below.

Real-Time Systems

System Description
rtX PC-based real-time system supporting latest Intel processors and a range of I/O interface options including PCI, PXI, PCIe, PMC and more
rtX-V VME-based, multi-SBC real-time systems supporting multi-core Intel processors and extended life
Open Hardware Open Hardware SBCs, such as BeagleBone and BeagleBoard
Controllers Custom designed, rapid prototyping or rapid deployment controller systems to meet a wide range of performance and environmental requirements
Interfaces Please refer to the Supported IO for a listing of available COTS and Applied Dynamics developed IO interface boards

Technology Selection

Not all PC’s, motherboards, and single board computers (SBCs) are suitable for every real-time application.  Our team is continuously benchmarking the latest hardware offerings and can provide guidance to ensure that the delivered solution will meet your requirements.

There is a virtually endless array of IO interface boards available on the computer board market.  Even when a computer board meets its published specification (often they don’t), how that board performs under real-time load varies widely from board to board.  What is the computational load associated with performing read/writes on a given board?  Once your system is assembled with all devices reading/writing and serial communication scheduled, packed/unpacked, and made available for inspection and override, will you still have enough time in your real-time frame to execute your simulation or your control code?

Evaluating commercially available products, understanding your application requirements, and designing a COTS solution that matches your balance between performance and budget is what our Hardware Solutions Team brings to the table as your technology partner.

Custom Solutions

Applied Dynamics is a full-service solutions provider and we’re ready to help make your next project successful.  With each real-time system we deliver, we provide end-to-end value that includes:

  • Collaboration with your team to achieve the right system specification
  • Hardware design and documentation
  • Procurement, assembly, and integration
  • Device drivers and logical devices for easy connection to your models or code
  • System connectivity documentation
  • Factory acceptance testing and test documentation

Depending on your project needs and budget, we can also provide:

  • Project design reviews
  • Custom circuit, electrical, cabling, and other design services
  • Project management
  • Alignment and documentation to your quality processes
  • Site acceptance testing and installation
  • Integration services and a range of other services

rtX

The rtX is a high-performance, standards-based, open-architecture, real-time system for hardware-in-the-loop simulation, controller prototyping, and test applications. The rtX features the latest Intel multi-core processors for the primary computational power. A wide range of PCI, PXI, PCIe, and other off-the-shelf IO interface cards may be used to customize each rtX real-time system.

As of ADEPT V10, the rtX supports both an open-source, Real-Time Linux OS and the high-performance POSIX-compliant QNX RTOS. The rtX combined with the ADEPT Framework provides a complete, integrated solution for development, integration, and verification testing.

rtX Models

Name Image Slots / Types Cores Processor Power Supply Size
rtX Quad Core – rtX MX-4P-6 RM 3 PCIe, 3 PCI 4 Intel Xeon 2.5GHz E5-2609 650W 7″x17″x22″
rtX Eight Core – rtX MX-8P-5 RM 3 PCIe, 3 PCI 8 Intel Xeon 3.3GHz E5-2667 650W 7″x17″x22″
rtX PXI-MX-2 14 PXI Slots 2 Intel® Core™2 Duo T7500 2.2 GHz 500W 7″x17.5″x18.5″(incl. handles)

rtX-V

The rtX-V is a high-performance, standards-based, open-architecture, real-time system for hardware-in-the-loop simulation, controller prototyping, and test applications.  The rtX-V is a VME-based solution that features Intel multi-core VME single board computers (SBCs) for the primary computational power.  A wide range of VME, PMC, and IP off-the-shelf IO interface cards may be used to customize each rtX-V real-time system.

As of ADEPT V10, the rtX-V supports both an open-source, Real-Time Linux OS and the high-performance POSIX-compliant QNX RTOS. The rtX-V combined with the ADEPT Framework provides a complete, integrated solution for development, integration, and verification testing.

rtX-V Models

Name Image Slots Cores Processor Power Supply Size
rtX-V MX-2 N/A 21 VME slots 4 Intel i7-4700 EQ 4 Core SBC 1000W 19″x17.25″x23.75″

Open Hardware

As of V10, ADEPT now supports ARM-based processors running the Linux OS!

The Open Hardware solutions, combined with the ADEPT Framework, provide a complete, integrated solution for development, integration, and testing.

Open Hardware Models

Name Image Main Processor Additional
BeagleBone-Black AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
  • 3D graphics accelerator
  • NEON floating-point accelerator
  • 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
BeagleBone-Blue Octavo Systems OSD3358
  • AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 processor
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB 8-bit eMMC flash storage
  • Integrated power management
  • 2×32-bit 200-MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs)
  • NEON floating-point accelerator
  • ARM Cortex-M3
BeagleBone-X15 TI AM5728 2×1.5-GHz ARM® Cortex-A15
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
  • 2D/3D graphics and video accelerators (GPUs)
  • 2×700-MHz C66 digital signal processors (DSPs)
  • 2×ARM Cortex-M4 microcontrollers (MCUs)
  • 4×32-bit programmable real-time units (PRUs)

Controllers

The ADEPT Framework can be layered on a virtually limitless range of commercially available single board computers (PCI-104, AMC modules, etc.) to create a solution for controller prototyping or deployment that meets your exact needs.  With an ADvantage controller solution, Applied Dynamics can assist with hardware component selection, signal conditioning circuit design, mechanical design, system procurement and integration, and testing… or you can do-it-yourself.  To discuss your real-time controller requirements with an application engineer, please contact us.

Interface Boards

The ADEPT Framework supports a wide range of IO boards supplied by industry-leading computer board manufacturers.  Refer to our Product Index for a listing of supported IO boards.  If you don’t find a board of interest listed, please contact us.  We are constantly supporting new IO interface boards and update the Supported IO periodically.  If there is an IO board you would like to use in your solution, we can nearly always add support for your project.  We also offer a DDK so you can write ADEPT drivers on your own.