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ActiveWire USB Software Library


Macintosh

* REALBasic

ActiveWire REALbasic Library for the Macintosh only.
Click here to download the self-extracting archive file now.

* Mac OS 8/9 ActiveWire USB Drivers and Samples

Click here to view the documentation.
Click here to download the self-extracting archive file now.

* Mac OS X ActiveWire USB Drivers and Sample

In development, check back hereń∂


Linux/FreeBSD

ezload-0.2.tar.gz
ActiveWire USB Driver for FreeBSD and Linux operating system.
Required FreeBSD kernel version 4.0-CURRENT and newer, or Linux  kernel version 2.2.6 and above.


 

Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP

 

* LabVIEW

Click here Library for LabVIEW to download libraries to use the ActiveWire USB board with LabVIEW.

 




Currently, following software are available in Microsoft Windows environment.
Please feel free to send any questions and comments to tech_support@activewireinc.com



Driver1.0.14.zip  (ver.1.0.14 update)    (size 63KB)  **** Updated 22-Jul-03 ****
    This Zip file contains a new and improved driver for Win98SE/2K/ME/XP. Several minor

    bug fixes and performance improvement. Please see the .txt file for details (Driver1.0.14.txt).

    Also, permissions bug affecting Win2K/WinXP has been fixed. To update your system, unzip

    the archive. Find the files in your Windows directory that are in the driver update. Copy the

    new files into the correct Windows directory (thereby replacing the files). This is easier than

    uninstalling the driver and re-installing (especially on Win2K/XP ;-)


AwusbStuff.exe  (ver.1.0.4B update)    (size 931KB)
    This Windows Self-extracting archive includes everything below plus documents available now.
    Click above link to download all at once.
    Double-click on icon when finished downloading.  A window will pop up asking where to extract files.  Change default C:\ActiveWire to anywhere you wish, then click "Unzip".


AwusbStuff.zip  (ver.1.0.4B update)   (size 901KB)
    This Zip is the same as above, but .ZIP format, not in self-extracting.  
    I thought some people using platforms other than Intel based Windows machine may prefer this format. 
    You'll need a Zip utility software to extract files.
 

AwusbDriver104B.exe  Updated Feb.24th, 2000     (size 207KB)
    Update of Windows driver installation self-extracting archive.
    Now fully supports Windows 2000.

   Please refer to Tech Note for more detail about Widows 2000 support.

    To update ActiveWire USB driver, please follow following steps.

    1. Download this file, and double-click on it.
        This will extract the necessary files for installation. You will be prompted for a directory in which to save these files.
        Make a note of this directory.
    2. Plug the ActiveWire board into your USB port.
    3. Right mouse button click on My Computer icon on the desktop.
        Choose Properties from the pop-up menu. 
        Choose Device Manager tab in the pop-up window.
    4. Scroll down the window and look for the line Universal serial bus controller.
        Click on + sign in the beginning of the line.
        Select ActiveWire USB, then click on Properties button.
        Choose Driver tab in the pop-up window.
        Click on Update Driver button.
    5. Click on Next button and specify name of the folder where you saved the driver files.
    6. Windows will automatically find the updated driver and install them.


    To install ActiveWire USB driver, please perform the following steps.

    1. Download this file, and double-click on it.
        This will extract the necessary files for installation. You will be prompted for a directory in which to save these files.
        Make a note of this directory.
    2. Plug the ActiveWire board into your USB port.
    3. The Windows operating system will automatically detect ActiveWire USB and prompt you to install a driver.
        Specify name of the folder where you saved the driver files and Windows will automatically install them.
    4. That's all it takes to get started! Restart Windows if you are asked to do so. It's usually not necessary.

    USB makes driver installation quick and easy.
    Now, let's start exploring possibility of ActiveWire USB!!


AwusbIODos.exe     (size  63KB)
   This is a simpler version of sample application to control I/O port of ActiveWire USB board.
   It runs from DOS Prompt.
   It also demonstrate how to call DLL function explicitly (without linking with Awusb.lib file).   That means you can compile and run this source code with development tools other than Microsoft Visual C++.


AwusbIODelphi.exe   (size  214KB)
   This is sample application using Delphi development environment. 

   Thanks  to   Timothy T. Orling   < ttorling@ucdavis.edu >  !!


VBSampleDLL.exe      (size  21KB)
    This is a sample project for Visual Basic 5.0/6.0 using ActiveWire DLL interface.   You can control I/O port of ActiveWire USB board using popular Visual Basic language.


VBSampleOCX.exe      (size  21KB)
    This is a sample project for Visual Basic 5.0/6.0 using ActiveWire ActiveX Control (OCX).  
    It has the exactly same features of above DLL example.  
    Please compare these two and learn difference between OCX and DLL.


AwusbIO.exe      (size 233KB)
    This is a sample application to control I/O port of ActiveWire USB board.
    It's for you to try your ActiveWire USB board.
    The same is included in above Driver package.  If you downloaded above Driver, you don't need to download this.


AwusbIOexeSrc.exe      (size 149KB)
     This is a self-extracting archive of the source code for the sample application above.
     It's written using Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 and Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library. You can also use   Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0.
     Feel free to use it as a reference for your own design.


AwusbIO.htm        (size 10KB) 
    This is HTML file with Java Script using following ActiveX control.
    Updated as the .OCX has been updated.
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or above is required.
    Please set Security option of Internet Explorer to Low when you browse this page.
    Browse now, and if you like it, save it in your local machine. Choose "Save As" from browser menu.


Keyboard.htm      (size 4KB)
    This is another example of HTML with Java Script using ActiveX control.    Click above link to preview the page.
    This HTML refers external image files (.JPG).  Please note to download also image files when you save to your local system.
    Click here (size 40KB) to download self-extracting archive of the whole set of files.


AwusbIO.ocx        (size 31KB) 
    This is ActiveX Control for the ActiveWire USB board.

    You can use this ActiveX Control from Visual Basic or Internet Explorer.
    These was a problem in one of the method, InPort().  This version has fixed the problem.
    Please refer to Software Reference for more detail.

    To install ActiveX Control, first install ActiveWire Windows driver, then follow steps below.

        1. Download this file and save to your local hard drive.
        2. Open a DOS box, and type in command like following ;

                   C:>    c:\windows\system\regsvr32.exe    d:\your_folder\AwusbIO.ocx

        In this example, I assumed your Windows directory is C:\Windows, and you saved the .OCX file in d:\your_folder\.
        You must perform this command again with new pathname if you moved/renamed the .OCX file.
        A window should pop up saying the library is successfully registered.
        If pop-up window indicates failure or error, try re-install the driver.


RegClear.exe      (size 147KB)
    This is a utility program written specifically for troubleshooting ActiveWire USB driver installation.
    If there were an anomaly during first time driver installation (power failure, corrupted disk, etc.), the Windows Registry Database will maintain incorrect information, preventing proper driver installation.
    If that occurs, download and run this utility and restart Windows. Then simply repeat the procedure for driver installation.
    This utility was actually written so that we could easily repeat driver installation for testing purposes.

There is more to come.  Stay tuned!  Set a bookmark NOW!


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