The LinkUSB™ Modular with Screw Terminal is an advanced intelligent USB 2.0 full speed 1-Wire® interface. It uses superior digital and analog methods to accomplish more reliable operation on a variety of network communications, as well as some diagnostic tools.
This version of the LinkUSB™ features a micro USB port and uses a micro USB to USB cable (sold separately), which eliminates the strain point between the LinkUSB's™ electronics and the USB connector. In addition, this version of the LinkUSB™ also features a 3-pin screw terminal in place of the RJ45 port. The 3-pin screw terminal allows the user to use a wide range of wire sizes and gives them ability to hardwire in the LinkUSB™.
The LinkUSB™ has been designed to operate reliably on long or short 1-Wire® busses. It has a special analog interface designed to match impedances and slew rate controls, and smart cable pre-charge.
The same strong drivers used in the Link45 (tested to 1,000 feet on cat 5 cable with one sensor attached), the power advantage of the USB serial bus, the integrity of injection molding and a very competive price, make the LinkUSB™ Modular with Screw Terminal a major enhancement to the 1-Wire® world.
The LinkUSB™ works great with 1-Wire® Viewer, the free 1-Wire® viewing and logging application from Maxim using the DS9097U emulation mode. If you have any problem getting 1-Wire® viewer to work, visit the 1-Wire® Viewer User's Guide.
The Link Family Manual is a good resource to learn how to use the LinkUSB™.
The LinkUSB™ uses drivers from FTDI and Maxim Integrated.
LinkUSB™ drivers were designed in cooperation with Dallas Semiconductor Corp.
This product is RoHS compliant.
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