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High Speed Windows I/O

High Speed Operations

Can a high speed control system be built with Windows 95 or NT? The answer is yes - provided you can live with certain limitations. Shown below is a screen shot of a Windows 95 application that is gathering an analog voltage buffer of 512 points at a rate of about 240 buffers per second and doing a complex analysis of the data:

Real-Time Windows

Real-Time Testing of Windows 95 and NT

Windows 95 and NT are not hard real-time operating systems. Win32 programs running on the fastest Pentium hardware can experience delays of around 15 milliseconds (much worse on 95). …

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