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FT Router 5000

High-performance LON router SoC for Free Topology (FT) networks

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The FT Router 5000 device is used to build high-performance LON routers, enabling multi-channel Free Topology (FT) networks with thousands of nodes in a single installation. The FT Router 5000 combines a Router 5000 core with an FT Smart Transceiver and can be used to build an FT-10 channel half-router with LON communication channel to route LON messages. The FT Router 5000 device includes embedded firmware that implements a half-router and is capable of supporting thousands of nodes using use one of four routing algorithms: configured router, learning router, bridge or repeater. The ability to choose these options allows trading off system performance for ease of installation. The compact form factor of the FT Router 5000 minimizes the space required to develop a half-router. A half-router design that uses FT Router 5000 can be used with another half-router to function as a repeater or interface with other twisted pair physical media such as RS-485, TP-78, TP-1250 or LPT-11.

Learn more about the Benefits of FT Wired Architecture.

Features

Compliant with TP/FT-10 channels

Transmission speed: 78 kbps

Data communications type: Differential Manchester encoding

Network polarity: polarity insensitive

Isolation between network and FT Router 5000 device

  • 0-60Hz, 60 seconds: 1,000Vrms
  • 0-60Hz, continuous: 277Vrms1

EMI: Designed to comply with FCC Part 15 Level B and EN55022 Level B

Designed to comply with EN 61000 specification

  • ESD – EN 61000-4-2, Level 4
  • Radiated electromagnetic susceptibility – EN 61000-4-3, Level 3
  • Fast transient/burst immunity – EN 61000-4-4, Level 4
  • Surge immunity – EN 61000-4-5, Level 3
  • Conducted RF immunity – EN 61000-4-6, Level 3

Network wiring

  • 24 to 16 AWG twisted pair (see Series 5000 Chip Data Book for qualified cable types)
  • Maximum wire length with no repeaters:
    • 500m (1,640 feet) in Free Topology network
    • 2700m (8,850 feet) in doubly-terminated Bus Topology

Maximum wire length with no repeaters:

  • 500m (1,640 feet) in Free Topology network
  • 2700m (8,850 feet) in doubly-terminated Bus Topology
  • Maximum stub length in doubly-terminated Bus Topology: 3m (9.8 feet)
  • Network Termination (see Series 5000 Chip Data Book for details):
    • One terminator in Free Topology network
    • Two terminators in Bus Topology

Network Termination (see Series 5000 Chip Data Book for details):

  • One terminator in Free Topology network
  • Two terminators in Bus Topology

Power-down network protection – high impedance when unpowered

Operating humidity: 25-90% RH @50°C, non-condensing

Non-operating humidity: 95% RH @ 50°C, non-condensing

Vibration: 1.5g peak-to-peak, 8Hz-2kHz

Compatible with low-cost surface mount FT-X3 communications transformer

3.3V operation (5V tolerant digital I/O)

Operational temperature range: -40 °C to 85 °C

48pin QFN package (7mm x 7mm)

Benefits

High-performance Neuron® Core and internal system clock that scales up to 40 MHz support development of high-performance half-routers

Large buffer size allows for improved throughput and extended Network Variables (NVs)

Serial interface for external EEPROM and flash memories for cost-effective system design

Logical isolation between two half routers improves system reliability by isolating failures between channels

Datasheets
Name Date Version
FT Router 5000 Datasheet (2.2 MB)
Brochures
Name Date Version
Brochure: Deliver the Promise of the IoT (3.42 MB)
User guides and manuals
Name Date Version
LonWorks Router User’s Guide (2.03 MB)