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Preamble about the OS.

Phidgets are designed to run on Mac OS 10.4 or newer.

Getting Started (Libraries and Drivers)

If this is your first Phidget, we highly recommend working through the Getting Started guide for your specific Phidget device. If you already have the Preference Pane Installed and know how to use it, then you've already followed the guide and are ready to learn more about the workings behind the Preference Pane, the Phidget Webservice, and more - all specific to Mac OS.

If you are already a pro, and just want the drivers:

For special cases where you cannot install the Phidget installer please see the #Advanced Uses section.

Recommended Languages

We recommend the following languages for OS X:

You can also use these languages, but they do not support event driven code, and must use logic code only:

Installing Libraries and Drivers

You can download the current version of the drivers for OS X below:

Requires Mac OS 10.4 or Higher. Supports ppc, intel 32-bit and intel 64-bit.

Phidgets Preference Pane

Explain the control panel

The examples in the preference pane are as is, and are intended for demonstration purposes. They are not suitable for user applications.

It is important to keep in mind that when an example Phidget application is opened from the preference pane, it holds a lock on the Phidget. This prevents any other program from accessing the Phidget. Please ensure that this example application is closed(the Phidgets Preference Pane can still be running) when you are running your own applications.

Common Problems and Solutions

  • List relevant problems from "Common Problems and workarounds" doc
  • List common problems for this OS from support forums


List any limitations associated with running Phidgets with this OS.