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Powerful Port And Memory-Mapped I/O Accessor For Delphi/C++ Applications On Windows.

Port-Mapped I/O and Memory-Mapped I/O is the key method to connect from CPU to I/O Peripherals. Do you need to write applications to access Memory-mapped IO addresses using Delphi/C++? Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, WINSOFT helped us with a component to do the job quickly.

Features:

  • Access to I/O and memory-mapped ports on 32 and 64-bit Windows
  • PnP device drivers built using Microsoft KMDF WDK framework
  • Easy of use, component is fully auto configurable
  • Block data transfer enables high-speed data transfer
  • DirectAccess mode provides the fastest access to I/O ports (32-bit Windows only)

Versions Supported: Delphi/C++ Builder 5 – 10.4 and Lazarus 2.0.8

Platforms: Windows;

Installation Steps:

Prerequisites: Ensure 11.2 MB minimum free space available in the system.

  • Download IOPort Setup and Right-click Open.
  • Read the Information Window about features, installation, and copyright. Click Next.
  • Browse for the custom destination folder to install and click Next.
  • Browse for the custom Start Menu folder and click Next. You can ignore creating by clicking the checkbox Don’t create a Start Menu folder option.
  • Review your folder settings and click Install. You can click Back to change your folder settings.
  • Once Installation Progress is done click Finish.
  • Ensure the IOPort files are shown in the chosen Start Menu Folder by clicking Windows Start Menu.

Installation Steps Demo: IOPort Installation Demo:

TIOPort Installation Demo

Key concepts:

  • Memory-mapped I/O is mapped into the same address space as program memory and/or user memory and is accessed in the same way.
  • Port mapped I/O uses a separate, dedicated address space and is accessed via a dedicated set of microprocessor instructions.

How to build applications using IOPort component:

  1. Open Rad Studio 10.4.1 and Create a Windows VCL Application. Navigate to Components bar -> System. Check the IOPort Component installed as shown. 

2. Drag and Drop the TIOPort component or by adding IOPort.pas into your unit and create these components by code.

TIOPort: Enables to access Windows I/O and memory-mapped ports.

  • Active: Enables or disables access to I/O ports..
  • DirectAccess: Enables the fastest I/O port access using undocumented Windows functions. Allows direct access to I/O ports from the application instead of calling the device driver for each I/O access. Direct access is supported on 32-bit Windows only.
  • Port[Index: DWord]: For reading and writing a byte/word/double word from/to the specified I/O port.
  • Register[Index: DWord]: For reading and writing a byte/word/double word/quadword from/to the specified memory-mapped port.
  • ReadByteBuff/WriteByteBuff: Method to Read/Write a number of bytes/words/double words from the specified I/O port to a memory buffer.

3. Get the physical memory addresses for Memory mapped IO.

4. Use Methods such as ReadByteRegisterBuf/WriteByteRegisterBuf to read/write a number of bytes/words/double words/quad words from the specified memory-mapped port to a memory buffer.

Sample Application Demo:

TIOPort Code Demo

Conclusion:  Easily you can build Applications using WINSOFT  IOPort component to access Windows I/O and Memory-mapped ports and save your effort.

Check out the full WINSOFT IOPort for Access in Delphi and C++Builder Applications.


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