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13MD05-90 - MDIS5 System Package (MEN) for Linux

MDIS5 System Package (MEN) for Linux

Supported MEN Standard Products

Supported Operating System

  • Ubuntu-based Linux distributions
  • CentOS

Supported Kernel Versions

3.16 and higher

Supported Hardware Architectures

  • Development host
    • x86 32/64 bit
  • Target system
    • x86 32/64 bit
    • PowerPC/NXP (MPC51xx, MPC83xx, MPC85xx, QorIQ)

Tested Linux Versions

  • Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS; kernel 3.13.0-32; x64 architecture
  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS; kernel 4.4.0-31; x64 architecture
  • Ubuntu 16.04.01 LTS; kernel 4.4.0-31; x64 architecture
  • Ubuntu 16.04.05 LTS; kernel 4.15.0-29; x64 architecture
  • Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS; kernel 4.15.0-45; x86 architecture
  • Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS; kernel 4.15.0-20; x64 architecture
  • CentOS 7.5; kernel 3.10.0-862; x64 architecture
  • CentOS 7.6; kernel 3.10.0-957; x64 architecture


  • Linux binaries:
    • mdiswiz: MDIS Wizard, a graphical tool for the creation of the MDIS configuration for target systems
    • fpga_load: command line tool, useful to get information from MEN FPGAs and to update the FPGAs
  • Linux specific C sources of:
    • MDIS core components (kernel modules, user libraries)
    • VME4L kernel driver, for VMEbus support (for MEN A12, A13, A15, A17, A19, A20, B11)
    • SMB2BB kernel driver, for SMBus support
    • Kernel drivers which use MDIS internal interfaces (e.g. network, display and UART)
  • OS independent C sources of:
    • BBIS (Base Board Handler) drivers (e.g. for M-Module carriers, Chameleon FPGAs)
    • Low-level drivers


PDF user manual available as a separate download

Licensing Information


This article is free of charge.

Ordering Information & Downloads

Main Software

The MDIS5 system package includes most standard device drivers for Linux available from MEN.

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