Manufacturer part number DS2431P+T
Part Number DS2431PT
1-Wire Pullup Voltage 2.8 ~ 5.25V
1-Wire Pullup Resistance 0.3 ~ 2.2kΩ


General Description

The DS2431 is a 1024-bit, 1-Wire® EEPROM chip organized as four memory pages of 256 bits each. Data is written to an 8-byte scratchpad, verified, and then copied to the EEPROM memory. As a special feature, the four memory pages can individually be write protected or put in EPROM-emulation mode, where bits can only be changed from a 1 to a 0 state. The DS2431 communicates over the single-conductor 1-Wire bus. The communication follows the standard 1-Wire protocol. Each device has its own unalterable and unique 64-bit ROM registration number that is factory lasered into the chip. The registration number is used to address the device in a multidrop, 1-Wire net environment.


  • 1024 Bits of EEPROM Memory Partitioned Into Four Pages of 256 Bits
  • Individual Memory Pages Can Be Permanently Write Protected or Put in EPROM-Emulation Mode (“Write to 0”)
  • Switchpoint Hysteresis and Filtering to Optimize Performance in the Presence of Noise
  • IEC 1000-4-2 Level 4 ESD Protection (±8kV Contact, ±15kV Air, Typical)
  • Reads and Writes Over a Wide Voltage Range from 2.8V to 5.25V from -40°C to +85°C
  • Communicates to Host with a Single Digital Signal at 15.4kbps or 125kbps Using 1-Wire Protocol
  • Also Available as Automotive Version Meeting AEC-Q100 Grade 1 Qualification Requirements (DS2431-A1)


  • Accessory/PCB Identification
  • Medical Sensor Calibration Data Storage
  • Analog Sensor Calibration Including IEEE P1451.4 Smart Sensors
  • Ink and Toner Print Cartridge Identification
  • After-Market Management of Consumables

Detailed Description

The DS2431 combines 1024 bits of EEPROM, an 8-byte register/control page with up to 7 user read/write bytes, and a fully featured 1-Wire interface in a single chip. Each DS2431 has its own 64-bit ROM registration number that is factory lasered into the chip to provide a guaranteed unique identity for absolute traceability. Data is transferred serially through the 1-Wire protocol, which requires only a single data lead and a ground return. The DS2431 has an additional memory area called the scratchpad that acts as a buffer when writing to the main memory or the register page. Data is first written to the scratchpad from which it can be read back. After the data has been verified, a Copy Scratchpad command transfers the data to its final memory location. The DS2431 applications include accessory/PCB identification, medical sensor calibration data storage, analog sensor calibration including IEEE P1451.4 smart sensors, ink and toner print cartridge identification, and after-market management of consumables.


The block diagram in Figure 1 shows the relationships between the major control and memory sections of the DS2431. The DS2431 has four main data components: 64-bit lasered ROM, 64-bit scratchpad, four 32-byte pages of EEPROM, and a 64-bit register page.

The hierarchical structure of the 1-Wire protocol is shown in Figure 2. The bus master must first provide one of the seven ROM function commands: Read ROM, Match ROM, Search ROM, Skip ROM, Resume, Overdrive-Skip ROM, or Overdrive-Match ROM. Upon completion of an Overdrive-Skip ROM or OverdriveMatch ROM command byte executed at standard speed, the device enters overdrive mode where all subsequent communication occurs at a higher speed. The protocol required for these ROM function commands is described in Figure 9. After a ROM function command is successfully executed, the memory functions become accessible and the master can provide any one of the four memory function commands. The protocol for these memory function commands is described in Figure 7. All data is read and written least significant bit first.

64-Bit Lasered ROM

Each DS2431 contains a unique ROM code that is 64 bits long. The first 8 bits are a 1-Wire family code. The next 48 bits are a unique serial number. The last 8 bitsare a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) of the first 56 bits. See Figure 3 for details. The 1-Wire CRC is generated using a polynomial generator consisting of a shift register and XOR gates as shown in Figure 4. The polynomial is X8 + X5 + X4 + 1. Additional information about the 1-Wire CRC is available in Application Note 27: Understanding and Using Cyclic Redundancy Checks with Maxim iButton® Products.

The shift register bits are initialized to 0. Then, starting with the least significant bit of the family code, one bit at a time is shifted in. After the 8th bit of the family code has been entered, the serial number is entered. After the last bit of the serial number has been entered, the shift register contains the CRC value. Shifting in the 8 bits of the CRC returns the shift register to all 0s.

Memory Access

Data memory and registers are located in a linear address space, as shown in Figure 5. The data memory and the registers have unrestricted read access. The DS2431 EEPROM array consists of 18 rows of 8 bytes each.

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