LonWorks Physical Layer Repeater Two & Three Channel – This is the latest generation of two and three channels devices which are used when you need to exceed the recommended maximum length of a wire. The repeater receives packets in one side and echoes them out of the other. This allows users to double the length of the wire as well as increasing the number of transceivers that can be placed onto the channel. By daisy chaining repeaters networks can be further extended.
The repeater does not give an increase in bandwidth as all packets are repeated on both sides, nor does it allow routing or filtering to be done. For this, you will need a router – for further information see CNS LonWorks® Intelligent DIN Router datasheet.