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. 709-9022
      Mfr. Part No.TXB0102DCUT
      £0.688
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
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      - - - Surface Mount - VSSOP 3 State 8 2.3 x 2 x 0.85mm Voltage Level Translator - 0.02mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 166-1638
      Mfr. Part No.FXLP34P5X
      £0.208
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      FXLP - - Surface Mount 1 SC-70 - 5 2 x 1.25 x 1mm Buffer - 2.6mA -2.6mA -
      RS Stock No. 813-9260
      Mfr. Part No.74AVCH2T45DC,125
      BrandNexperia
      £0.321
      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. 662-8014
      Mfr. Part No.SN74AVC4T245DR
      £0.73
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      AVC - - Surface Mount 2 SOIC - 16 9.9 x 3.91 x 1.58mm Bus Transceiver - 12mA -12mA -
      RS Stock No. 162-6377
      Mfr. Part No.PCA9306DQER
      £0.254
      Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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      - - - Surface Mount 1 X2SON 3 State 8 1.45 x 1.05 x 0.35mm Voltage Level Translator - 128mA - CMOS
      RS Stock No. 825-3451
      Mfr. Part No.SN74AVCH4T245PWR
      £0.724
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
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      AVCH - - Surface Mount 1 TSSOP 3 State 16 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.05mm Bus Transceiver - 12mA -12mA -
      RS Stock No. 825-3435
      Mfr. Part No.SN74AVC4T245D
      £0.848
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      AVC - - Surface Mount 1 SOIC 3 State 16 10 x 4 x 1.5mm Bus Transceiver - 12mA -12mA -
      RS Stock No. 670-9722
      Mfr. Part No.FXLP34P5X
      £0.386
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
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      FXLP - - Surface Mount 1 SC-70 - 5 2 x 1.25 x 1mm Buffer - 2.6mA -2.6mA -
      RS Stock No. 510-746
      Mfr. Part No.PCA9306DP1,125
      BrandNXP
      £0.53
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      - 3.3ns - Surface Mount - TSSOP - 8 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.95mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 162-7358
      Mfr. Part No.SN74AVC4T245DR
      £0.368
      Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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      - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 921-5046
      Mfr. Part No.TXS0102DCUT
      £0.429
      Each (On a Reel of 250)
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      - - - Surface Mount - VSSOP Open Drain 8 2.3 x 2 x 0.85mm Voltage Level Translator - 1mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 166-0026
      Mfr. Part No.74AVCH2T45DC,125
      BrandNexperia
      £0.142
      Each (On a Reel of 3000)
      Units
      AVCH - - Surface Mount - VSSOP 3 State 8 2.1 x 2.4 x 0.85mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 145-4058
      Mfr. Part No.MC100EPT622MNG
      £14.916
      Each (In a Tube of 74)
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      LVCMOS, LVTTL - - Surface Mount 10 QFN LVPECL 32 5 x 5 x 0.95mm Voltage Translator - - - LVCMOS to LVPECL, LVTTL to LVPECL
      RS Stock No. 908-0828
      Mfr. Part No.MC100EPT622MNG
      £17.97
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      LVCMOS, LVTTL - - Surface Mount 10 QFN LVPECL 32 5 x 5 x 0.95mm Voltage Translator - - - LVCMOS to LVPECL, LVTTL to LVPECL
      RS Stock No. 510-756
      Mfr. Part No.PCA9306DC1,125
      BrandNXP
      £0.23
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
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      - 3.3ns - Surface Mount - VSSOP - 8 2.1 x 2.4 x 0.85mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 922-2877
      Mfr. Part No.SN74LVC2T45DCTT
      £0.478
      Each (On a Reel of 250)
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      LVC - - Surface Mount 1 SSOP - 8 2.95 x 2.8 x 1.29mm Bus Transceiver - 32mA -32mA -
      RS Stock No. 662-8985
      Mfr. Part No.SN74LVC2T45DCTT
      £0.77
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      LVC - - Surface Mount 1 SSOP - 8 2.95 x 2.8 x 1.29mm Bus Transceiver - 32mA -32mA -
      RS Stock No. 814-3865
      Mfr. Part No.SN65LVELT22D
      £3.286
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      ECL - - Surface Mount - SOIC LVPECL 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm Translator - - - LVTTL to LVPECL
      RS Stock No. 162-8331
      Mfr. Part No.SN65LVELT22D
      £2.793
      Each (In a Tube of 75)
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      ECL - - Surface Mount - SOIC LVPECL 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm Translator - - - LVPECL to LVTTL
      RS Stock No. 412-826
      Mfr. Part No.ADG3304BRUZ
      £2.182
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
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      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP 3 State 14 5 x 4.4 x 1mm Level Translator - 0.02mA -0.02mA -