1-Wire® drivers allow communication between a personal computer and Maxim's 1-Wire or iButton® products, and they are provided for download free of charge. Also bundled with the 1-Wire drivers download is the OneWireViewer demonstration application software. To get started, you will need the following:
- PC with Microsoft® Windows® operating system (other platforms supported in 1-Wire Software Development Kits)
- USB, RS-232 serial port, or parallel port* on your PC
- 1-Wire communication adapter to plug into your USB, RS-232 serial, or parallel port*
- Reader or Socket to connect your adapter to a iButton or 1-Wire device
- 1-Wire and/or iButton Product to communicate with
*Parallel ports are legacy and no longer recommended for new applications.