Logic voltage level translators cut power drain

March 01, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
NXP says it has the lowest-available-power voltage translators in its AXP family of logic translators; the family of parts also offers the widest range of voltage translation from 0.7 to 5.5V.

AXP translators (AXPnT) are aimed at applications with Microprocessors/Microcontrollers/SOCs operating at ultra-low voltages below 1.8V that still need to interface with I/O peripheral solutions typically operating at 2.5, 3.3, or even 5.5V.


In 2014, NXP introduced the AXP family of logic devices, [then] offering the lowest power logic functions available. The introduction of the AXPnT updates the offering and includes standard buffers, as well as gates and configurable functions. They are available in both leaded and leadless package options, including NXP’s 5- and 6-pin GX packages. These packages are the smallest leadless logic packages in the industry. By providing the lowest power voltage translator products, NXP Semiconductors says it is continuing to support the migration of applications to lower voltages. The result is greater power savings for battery powered applications, while at the same time facilitating the interfacing of lower-voltage ASICs, microprocessors, microcontrollers, or SOC chips with legacy higher-voltage peripheral devices in the market place.

AXPnT devices feature;

Dual supply voltage level translation

VCCI = 0.7 V to 2.75 V

VCCO = 1.2 V to 5.5 V

Very low dynamic power dissipation (CPD)

Schmitt-trigger action on all inputs

12 mA balanced output drive

Over-voltage tolerant inputs and outputs

Leaded & Leadless Package Options

Fully specified (-40 to +85 °C)


NXP; www.nxp.com/logic