Transparent buffer

Hello,
I was reading a data sheet for the DS28E17 and came across a term I’ve never seen before. It says “the DS28E17 has a transparent buffer to read and write to the I2C bus controller.” I’m not sure what they mean by a transparent buffer? How does it differ from a regular buffer?

How does it differ from a regular buffer?

What does transparent mean to you? To me, it means that you can’t see it. The class uses a buffer that you can not see (or access), so it is transparent.

I would not get too hung up on the term “transparent buffer”.

Why are you using a DS28E17 with an Arduino anyway? Most Arduinos already have built-in support for I2C and usually do not need translation from One-Wire to I2C.

vaj4088:
Why are you using a DS28E17 with an Arduino anyway? Most Arduinos already have built-in support for I2C and usually do not need translation from One-Wire to I2C.

I’m making a sensor array that may extend as far as 60 metres and want a reliable and accurate temp and humidity sensors. The only thing that came close to what I’m looking for is the dht-22 but I’m looking for a proven solution that will last.

I2C was designed for communication between ICs on the same (or nearby) circuit board(s), 60 meters may as well be the moon, have you considered radio links?