IBUTTON PRODUCTS: READERS AND PROBES
Because iButtons use the company's 1-Wire protocol, the hardware needed for communicating with an iButton is inexpensive. All the hardware below helps facilitate communication with iButtons, from PCs and PDAs to microprocessors and embedded systems.
Blue Dot™ Receptor (iButton Touch-and-Hold Reader/Probe)
Embedded Systems Probes
Many products use iButtons for access control, data collection or authorization. These devices, such as door locks, vending machines, parking meters, etc., need a 1-Wire probe (and optionally a port) for communicating to iButtons. For this reason we designed several probes and ports so you can easily build a 1-Wire interface directly to your embedded systems.
The DS9092, DS9092T, and DS9092L are panel-mount Touch Probes pre-wired for easy installation. The DS9092T has tactile feedback for better feel, while the DS9092L is a durable probe essential for outdoor use. The DS9092L also comes with a green LED for directing users where to touch.
Building Your Own 1-Wire Probe
Perhaps you want to build your own 1-Wire probes. We offer several probe component parts to help you.
The DS9100x parts let you build your own Touch-and-Hold Probe. The DS9100A, and DS9100C, the parts used to make the company's DS1402-RP8 and BP8 probes, can be soldered directly to a printed-circuit board to create your touch-and-hold probe. The probe's wiring gives you the option of soldering a "port" to the other end. A "port," such as the DS9092R pictured below, is an empty iButton "can" with tabs that facilitate soldering to cable wires. A probe connected by a cable to a port can be plugged into certain models of 1-Wire adapters, such as the DS1410E parallel-port adapter. The DS9092RG is a grooved port that facilitates plugging into Blue Dots.
We also offer the component parts of the Blue Dot receptor. The DS1402D-41 is the subassembly for the spring-mounted iButton Blue Dot Receptor found in the DS1402D-DR8 and DS1402D-DB8. The DS1402D-41 can be easily integrated into any product to give the product a touch and hold iButton probe for communicating with iButtons.
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