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Router 5000

High-performance LON router processor for mixed media installations


The Router 5000 device is used to build high-performance LON routers that increase the scalability and survivability of LONWORKS® control networks by allowing mixed physical media to be used in a single installation. The 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.

Based on the Neuron® 5000 core, the Router 5000 provides the design flexibility to interface to any external transceiver supported by LON for building a communication channel. Two half-routers can be used to build a full router with the same or different external transceiver types. Commonly used transceivers include TP/FT-10, TP-RS485, TP/XF-78F, TP/XF-1250 channel types and the LPT-11 transceiver.


Neuron® 5000 core @ 10MHz clock rate

Can be connected to any transceiver running at any LonWorks® bit rate from 610bps to 1.25Mbps

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

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

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

48pin QFN package (7mm x 7mm)


Transparent multi-channel and multi-media support

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 inexpensive-external non-volatile EEPROM and flash memories for cost-effective system design

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

Name Date Version
Router 5000 Chip Datasheet (1.07 MB)
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)