Level-shifting-logic cuts board space in half

February 21, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
TI has introduces fully-integrated logic gates with up/down translation: the very wide voltage range logic translation devices reduce board space by more than 50%

The first logic devices to fully integrate logic gate and up/down translation functionality operating from a single power supply, these parts reduce board space by more than 50% compared to discrete solutions. The SN74LV1T family also offers the widest operating voltage range, from 1.8 to 5V: because the SN74LV1T family is 5-V tolerant and supports up to 125C temperatures, it can also be used in industrial and telecommunications applications as a logic gate, translator or both. This eliminates the need for multiple logic ICs and eases procurement management.

The SN74LV1T family is available in nine different logic gates: NAND and AND, NOR, OR and XOR, as well as several different buffer functions. The devices ease routing, needing only a single power supply to perform up/down translation across multiple logic functions. They are suitable for harsh industrial environments with an extended temperature range from -40 to 125C.

The SN74LV1T family is available in standard 5-pin SOT-23 and SC70 packages, for prices that start at $0.17 (1000).

TI; www.ti.com/sn74lv1t-pr