4-channel, bidirectional level translators provide ±15kV ESD protection - Embedded.com

4-channel, bidirectional level translators provide ±15kV ESD protection


Sunnyvale, Calif.—Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX13042E-MAX13045E high-speed, 4-channel, bidirectional level translators with ±15kV ESD protection on I/O Vcc lines.

The MAX13042E-MAX13045E devices provide the level shifting necessary for high-speed data transfer in multivoltage systems by operating with VL voltages from +1.62V to +3.2V and Vcc voltages from +2.2V to +3.6V. Over these operating-voltage ranges, the MAX13042E-MAX13045E provide a guaranteed data rate of 100-Mbits/s with external push-pull or open-drain drivers that source as little as 4mA output current.

Offering low-voltage operation and ESD protection in a tiny, 1.54mm x 2.12mm UCSP, these bidirectional level translators are suitable for high-speed data transfer between low-voltage ASICs/PLDs and higher voltage systems.

The MAX13042E-MAX13045E increase design flexibility through their ability to operate at full speed with external drivers that source as low as 4mA output current. Their compatibility with both push-pull and open-drain drivers is enabled by a pass-gate architecture and by the integration of internal current sources that are capable of sourcing 30mA to pull up the I/O lines.

The bidirectional level translators are fully specified over the extended temperature range (-40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius). They are available in tiny, 3mm x 3mm, 14-pin TDFN and 1.54mm x 2.12mm, 12-bump UCSP packages.

Pricing: Start at $1.20 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Availability: The MAX13042E, now; the MAX13044E and MAX13045E are future products—contact factory for availability.
Datasheet: click here.

Maxim Integrated Products, 1-408-737-7600, www.maxim-ic.com

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