Poll Dancing

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Figure 1. If you look carefully you'll see the new addition at the bottom left hand corner and if you look very very carefully an attached DS2401!

(and 3 Oscilloscope leads - two for I2C bus observation and the other for 1-Wire bus observation).


As previously mentioned that the COMPACT TOP HAT would support the 1-wire interface.

Well that feature has come to fruition with the delivery of some DS2482S-100+ Single Channel 1-Wire Masters.

This little chip saves the Raspberry Pi from bit bashing or banging one of its GPIO ports.


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Figure 2. The extension board


I quickly whipped up a extension PCB, assembled it and it works!

The board attaches to the COMPACT TOP HAT I2C port has a pass through port to enable connection to the other I2C peripherals.


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Figure 3. 1-Wire bus signal captured on TEK TBS1052-EDU. (It is of 0x33 - READ ROM Command)


I tested it using a DS2401 addressable switch. This little TO-92 IC can act as either a security key or rudimentary door switch detector.

Only two of the pins are used - a GND and the 1-Wire interface pin. It's power is derived from the 1-Wire interface pin.

When connected in series with a door switch - if you can read the serial number then the door switch is closed otherwise you'd get no acknowledge signal meaning that door switch must be open (or something is busted!).


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Figure 4. A(n angled) screen shot of the results of hot swapping DS2401s and showing the RPi reading their Serial Numbers.


At an additional cost I could have used DS2482S-800+ Eight Channel 1-Wire Masters to give me more 1-wire busses.

The DS2483 has only 6 pins and supports multiple voltages and sleep mode for power sensitive applications but is currently unavailable from e14.


It is not mandatory to use a DS2482S-100+ because an I2C based 1-Wire Master could also be effectively accomplished using a PSoC.