The 1-Wire® port is based around a DS2482-100 I2C to 1-Wire® bridge device. The DS2482-100 provides bi-directional protocol conversion between the I2C port on the Raspberry Pi and any attached 1-Wire® slave devices. An ESD Protection Diode is used to protect the 1 Wire Pi and Raspberry Pi from electrostatic spikes on the 1-Wire® port. Connections to the 1-Wire® port can be made through the RJ-12 socket or the solder points on the PCB. For details on configuring and using the 1-Wire® port on your Raspberry Pi click here.
A 5V input port is also provided allowing you to use an external power supply on the 1-Wire® interface, reducing the load on the Raspberry Pi. If you choose to use the external 5V input please remove the jumper on the board to isolate the Raspberry Pi 5V bus.
A detailed tutorial has been written by Jack Creasey, author of Raspberry Pi Essentials,for the setup of OWFS with the 1 Wire Pi and 1 Wire Plus boards. View the tutorial.
1-Wire Pi Datasheet
DS2482S (1-Wire Interface)