AMETEK Abaco Systems has launched AXIS Takyon, an open application programming interface (API) library providing peer-to-peer data communication between multiple entities in a heterogenous computer system. It will be delivered as a new AXIS Pro software module.
AXIS Takyon supports code development efficiency by unifying all network applications under a single API, compared to the multi-API solutions most often used today. This both maximises hardware availability and reduces programming errors, by reducing the amount of code required. It provides a unified approach, allowing customers to do more in shorter time with less complexity. Its portability means developers can deploy Takyon as-is in different environments without major migration time. Easy to learn and adopt, the AXIS Takyon API is intuitive in naming convention and concept, and comes with extensive documentation and example material. This reduces the average time to deployment from months to weeks. The interface greatly simplifies the intercommunication of CPUs, GPUs and sub-systems, dramatically reducing source code footprint and the number of external APIs necessary to achieve the same functionality. This single, multi-purpose API replaces several APIs, ultimately reducing the developer’s API toolbox, supporting faster deployment of peer-to-peer application software using the system's hardware capabilities.
The product is designed to be one-way, zero-copy, and to receive notification with the introduction of predictable, measurable, and reproducible perturbation in send/receive activity. With fault-tolerant hooks, AXIS Takyon detects timeouts and disconnects in node-to-node bonding. It can be used across a range of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications including radar, sonar, SIGINT, and image processing.
Pete Thompson, VP of Product Management for Abaco Systems, stated “Abaco continues to invest in software tools that reduce our customers' time to deployment and development costs. AXIS Takyon is more comprehensive, efficient, and capable than other tools available in the market. Our commitment to innovation eases the software burden of deploying HPEC applications and helps our customers to succeed.”