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Passive distributors and active distributors

Generally there are two common ways of connecting and powering sensors and actuators to AS-Interface. For components with AS-i already on board, a simple passive Distributor is all that is needed (Fig., left). But even for completely normal standard modules without AS-i there is an efficient solution: they can be easily incorporated into the network using so-called active distributors (Fig., right) with integrated AS-i Chip.

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