Tools to implement an optimal AS-i network

AS-interface tools help implement an effective AS-i network. Included are: AS-Interface Bus Terminator, Tuner, and Analyzer. Bus Terminator potentially lets a user double the total length of an AS-i network. Tuner can almost triple total network length by strengthening the communications signal and monitoring network performance.

By Staff January 1, 2006

AS-interface tools help implement an effective AS-i network. Included are: AS-Interface Bus Terminator, Tuner, and Analyzer. Bus Terminator potentially lets a user double the total length of an AS-i network. Tuner can almost triple total network length by strengthening the communications signal and monitoring network performance. During the ‘teach-in’ phase Tuner analyzes the number of unrecognized messages and automatically equalizes the impedance so the number of repetitions is minimized. Tuner evaluates the network based on its installed parameters, which allow the normal 100-m limit to be exceeded. LEDs provide visual indication of the communication status. Errors are stored and can be ‘acknowledged’ by the press of a button. Analyzer complements the diagnostic capabilities already available with the AS-interface Master, easily detecting errors and continuously monitoring the network. The diagnostic software provides each AS-i slave with an overview of the installation quality through an LED indication (red, green, yellow).

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  • Double, treble network length

  • Equalize impedance

  • LED communication status

  • Statistical mode identifies faulty slave data

  • Data printout