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Driver System ME-iDS

Treibersystem ME-iDS

ME Intelligent Driver System & Device Configuration Utility

Free with all the supported ME boards!

With the ME-iDS, the Meilhaus Electronic intelligent driver system, it is a simple task to integrate all modern ME-boards in your preferred programming language. The driver system offers you a single programming interface, no matter what device or operating system is to be used.

Highlights

  • Simple programming of all supported ME series boards.
  • Independent from platform and OS.
  • Flexible and simple to migrate.

Functional groups/subdevices

Devices and subdevices are used  to structure the different functional groups of our boards:

Driver: The driver as a whole (ME-iDS).
  Device/board as a whole (e. g. ME-4680).
    Subdevice: Functional groups of a device/of a board,
e. g. analog input.
      Channel, e. g. A/D channel 1.

Subdevices/functional groups are:

  • Analog acquisition.
  • Analog output.
  • Digital input/output (bidirectional).
  • Digital input and digital output (incl. opto-I/O and relays).
  • Counters.
  • External interrupt.

Universal and abstract

Function calls do not include the name of a certain board, which would limit the function to this individual board. The software asks the hardware about its properties and can therefore access the subdevices and ultimately the channels it requires.

This allows a great flexibility and simple migration of your programs.

Solution without software overhead!

The ME-iDS is made for industrial applications, embedded systems, and PCs with flashdisk: ME-iDS is a very lean driver, which is a big advantage for many industrial applications with limited harddisk or flashdisk space.

How the driver driver system ME-iDS comes to you:


Supported Products and Systems

The following tables show the "officially" supported systems at the moment. More software drivers for other environments may be avaiable - they are not supported and maintained by ME anymore.

 ME-iDS for Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (32 and 64 bit), Vista, XP, 2000

  ME-iDS C/C++ C# (.NET) Visual Basic (.NET) Delphi VEE Pro LabVIEW ProfiLab-Expert ME-PowerLab3 MEphistoLab2 MCD TestManager CE SCALE-RT
ME-9300* not supported by the ME-iDS driver system - dedicated driver available
ME-9200* not supported by the ME-iDS driver system - dedicated driver available
ME-9000 not supported by the ME-iDS driver system - dedicated driver available
ME-8200 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes -
ME-8100 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes -
ME-6000 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes -
ME-5000 yes yes yes yes yes - yes - yes - yes -
ME-5200 yes yes yes yes yes - yes - yes - yes -
ME-5810 yes yes yes yes yes - yes - yes - yes -
ME-4600 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes yes
ME-3000* not supported by the ME-iDS driver system - dedicated driver available
ME-2600* not supported by the ME-iDS driver system - dedicated driver available
ME-1600 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes -
ME-1400 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes -
ME-1000 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes -
ME-630 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes -
ME-96/95/94 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes - yes -
ME-ISA Serien* not supported by the ME-iDS driver system - dedicated driver available
MEphisto Scope - - - - - yes - - - yes yes -
ME-Synapse USB yes Supported DAQ boards see table below.
Supported software environments depending on board type.
ME-Synapse LAN yes
ME-Synapse Express yes
ME-Neuron yes

* Classic series, not supported anymore, not recommende for new designs.


ME Systems Compatibility Matrix

In the ME-Synapses and ME-Neurons only 3 U CompactPCI versions can be used!

  ME-Synapse USB ME-Synapse LAN ME-Synapse Express ME-Neuron
As stand-alone system As Ethernet remote system (only with Linux)
ME-9000 - - yes yes -
ME-8200 yes yes yes yes yes
ME-8100 yes yes yes yes yes
ME-6x00 yes yes yes yes yes
ME-5000 - - yes yes -
ME-4600 yes yes yes yes yes
ME-3000 - - (yes)* (yes)* -
ME-2600 - - (yes)* (yes)* -
ME-1600 yes yes yes yes yes
ME-1400 yes yes yes yes yes
ME-1000 yes yes yes yes yes
ME-630 yes yes yes yes yes
ME-96/5/4 yes yes yes yes yes

* Classic series, not supported anymore, not recommende for new designs.

Some ME-Synapse models may not support the full rates of the DAQ boards - please ask our experts.