I have read several folks asking similar questions but cannot locate any solid answers. On the surface it would seem that the Maxim DS2480B driver could be attached to an Xbee’s TX & RX pins and then send commands directly. Would this work?
It seems it should - as long as the messages are short & the ocassional bad/fragmenteed request coming via the Xbee doesn’t lock up the 1-wire.
For example, on a system with a 6-byte request and a 6-byte response, we see some fraction of a % of responses come as 2 RF packets (5 bytes then 1 bytes). Why? heck if I know, but our Python code had to handle that case gracefully.