Translator ICs

Translator ICs (integrated circuits) also known as level shifters, are semiconductor devices on a circuit that provide the translation of electrical signals from one voltage or one logic level to another. This allows for compatibility with other ICs that have different voltage requirements such as TTL and CMOS. Without these ICs, signals that cross voltage levels would be sampled incorrectly.

How do translator ICs work?

Translator ICs provide an interface between components that operate at different voltage levels. They can shift from low to high voltage and vice versa. Either up or down logic level translation is accomplished through the selection of power supply levels VDD (Voltage Drain Drain) and VCC (Voltage Common Collector). The VCC level sets the input signal levels while VDD selects the output voltage levels.

Types of translators IC's

IC translators are offered with a variety of a different number of pins, translation methods, package types such as SOIC SOT-23, VSSOP and different levels of logic.

Another type of translator that is available is I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) translators. These are a multi-master to multi-slave two-wire serial bus standard that enables serial communications at a number of bit rates. I2C translators signalling is made up of an individual signal of data that carries logic levels that get validated by a clock signal. Both signals that are transmitted are bi-directional.

Applications of translator ICs

Translator ICs are used in a wide range of applications such as

  • SD cards
  • SIM cards
  • CF cards
  • Audio codecs
  • UART(Universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter)

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      Description Price Logic Family Absolute Propagation Delay Time Bus Compatibility Mounting Type Number of Elements per Chip Package Type Output Type Pin Count Dimensions Logic Function Bi-Directional Maximum Low Level Output Current Maximum High Level Output Current Translation
      RS Stock No. 865-2151
      Mfr. Part No.HEF4104BT,652
      BrandNexperia
      HK$8.198
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      HEF - - Surface Mount - SOIC 3 State 16 10 x 4 x 1.45mm Quad Low to High Voltage Translator - 2.4mA -2.4mA TTL to LOCMOS
      RS Stock No. 152-6483
      Mfr. Part No.74AVC8T245BQ-Q100J
      BrandNexperia
      HK$4.193
      Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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      74AVC - - Surface Mount 16 DHVQFN 3 State 24 4.25 x 3.6 x 0.95mm Level Translator - 1.5mA -1.5mA Bi-Directional
      RS Stock No. 151-3410
      Mfr. Part No.74AVC4T245GU,115
      BrandNexperia
      HK$6.132
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
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      - - - Surface Mount - XQFN - 16 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.45mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 166-0026
      Mfr. Part No.74AVCH2T45DC,125
      BrandNexperia
      HK$1.622
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      AVCH - - Surface Mount - VSSOP 3 State 8 2.1 x 2.4 x 0.85mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 152-6492
      Mfr. Part No.74AVC8T245BQ-Q100J
      BrandNexperia
      HK$9.518
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      - - - Surface Mount - DHVQFN - 24 4.25 x 3.6 x 0.95mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 165-8505
      Mfr. Part No.74HC4049D,652
      BrandNexperia
      HK$4.305
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      74HC - - Surface Mount - SOIC Single Ended 16 10 x 4 x 1.45mm Hex Inverting High to Low Level Shifter - 5.2mA -5.2mA -
      RS Stock No. 165-9933
      Mfr. Part No.74AUP1T34GW,125
      BrandNexperia
      HK$2.425
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      AUP - - Surface Mount - TSSOP Single Ended 5 2.25 x 1.35 x 1mm - - 4mA -4mA -
      RS Stock No. 151-3353
      Mfr. Part No.74AVC4T245PW,118
      BrandNexperia
      HK$3.661
      Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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      74AVC - - Surface Mount 8 TSSOP 3 State 16 5.1 x 4.5 x 0.95mm Level Translator - 1.5mA -1.5mA Bi-Directional
      RS Stock No. 152-3692
      Mfr. Part No.74AVC4T245PW,118
      BrandNexperia
      HK$4.81
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
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      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP - 16 5.1 x 4.5 x 0.95mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 146-0584
      Mfr. Part No.HEF4104BT,652
      BrandNexperia
      HK$7.035
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      - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 165-9935
      Mfr. Part No.74AVC1T45GW,125
      BrandNexperia
      HK$1.208
      Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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      AVC - - Surface Mount - SC-88 3 State 6 2.2 x 1.35 x 1mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 151-2742
      Mfr. Part No.74ALVC164245DGG,11
      BrandNexperia
      HK$8.778
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
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      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP - 48 12.6 x 6.2 x 1.05mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 813-9260
      Mfr. Part No.74AVCH2T45DC,125
      BrandNexperia
      HK$3.446
      Each (On a Tape of 10)
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      AVCH - - Surface Mount - VSSOP 3 State 8 2.1 x 2.4 x 0.85mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 813-9263
      Mfr. Part No.74AUP1T34GW,125
      BrandNexperia
      HK$2.009
      Each (On a Tape of 20)
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      AUP - - Surface Mount - TSSOP Single Ended 5 2.25 x 1.35 x 1mm - - 4mA -4mA -
      RS Stock No. 151-3380
      Mfr. Part No.74AVC4T245GU,115
      BrandNexperia
      HK$3.684
      Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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      74AVC - - Surface Mount 8 XQFN 3 State 16 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.45mm Level Translator - 1.5mA -1.5mA Bi-Directional
      RS Stock No. 151-2618
      Mfr. Part No.74ALVC164245DGG,11
      BrandNexperia
      HK$7.468
      Each (In a Tube of 39)
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      74ALV - - Surface Mount 5 TSSOP 3 State 48 12.6 x 6.2 x 1.05mm Level Translator - 24mA -24mA Bi-Directional
      RS Stock No. 813-9266
      Mfr. Part No.74AVC1T45GW,125
      BrandNexperia
      HK$3.008
      Each (On a Tape of 20)
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      AVC - - Surface Mount - SC-88 3 State 6 2.2 x 1.35 x 1mm - - - - -