PC-Based Control Software

July 12, 2013
TwinCAT 3.1 adds 64-bit system support, source code control and more.

The software adds new features for eXtended Automation, including support of 64-bit operating systems and the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Support of IEC 61131-3 programming languages, object-oriented programming (OOP), C/C++ and Matlab/Simulink is continued and provides numerous optional tools to the programmer. Another feature is the possibility to reserve individual CPU cores of a multi-core processor exclusively for the software package. This feature, known as "CPU Isolation," gives the full performance of the reserved cores solely to it. Another advance is the integration into Visual Studio; the newest version of the software package can be used with the current release of Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2010. The software integrates itself automatically into any existing Visual Studio 2010 or 2012 installations. If no Visual Studio installation is present, a royalty-free Visual Studio shell is installed and the components are integrated into this shell.

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