Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Where can I find basic information on the M-Bus?
  2. How do I become a member of the usergroup?
  3. Where and when will the next Usergroup Meeting take place?
  4. Does the University conduct any M-Bus seminars?
  5. I can't obtain any information on the TSS721 M-Bus transceiver.
  6. Is a M-Bus Master IC available, just like the TSS721 for slaves?
  7. Who controls the list of three-letter manufacturer codes used in the header?
more questions?
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last correction 12.12.2001, Ch.Ho.


Question:
Where can I find basic information on the M-Bus?

Answer:
The document 'The M-Bus: A Documentation' gives information on all M-Bus layers. It is available in Winword format free of charge in the download section.


Question:
How do I become a member of the usergroup?

Answer:
The PadMess GmbH holds the secretary of the usergroup, please contact them:

PadMess GmbH
Stettiner Str. 38
33106 Paderborn
Tel.: +49 5251 17690
Fax: +49 5251 176920

The membership is free of charge


Question:
Where and when will the next Usergroup Meeting take place?

Answer:
Currently no date is set for the next Usergroup meeting. There will be a meeting at the next ISH fair (which is in 2003), but there might be a meeting in 2002, too.


Question:
Does the University conduct any M-Bus seminars?

Answer:
Occasionally.


Question:
I can't obtain any information on the TSS721 M-Bus transceiver. It seems to be non existent on the Texas Instruments Web-Page.

Answer:
TI's Web-Page does not give any information on the TSS721. Please contact TI's european information center:
Tel.: +49 8161 803311
E-Mail: moc.it@cipe


Question:
Is a M-Bus Master IC available, just like the TSS721 for slaves?

Answer:
Not yet.
To develop a Master IC for up to 50 slaves would make sense if 10.000 units p.a. can be sold. Please contact moc.sub-m@ofni , if you are interested in this development.


Question:
Who controls the list of three-letter manufacturer codes used in the header?

Answer:
The list of manufacturer codes is not only used for M-Bus applications, but also referred to in IEC 62056. It is maintained by FLAG Association, a private company. It is available under http://www.dlms.com/flag/


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