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)

    • ...
      Read more Read less

      Filters

      Viewing 1 - 20 of 399 products
      Results per page
      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. 103-2927
      Mfr. Part No.MC14504BDG
      $1.472
      Each (In a Tube of 48)
      units
      4000 - - Surface Mount - SOIC - 16 10 x 4 x 1.5mm Voltage Level Shifter - 4.2mA -4.2mA CMOS, TTL to CMOS
      RS Stock No. 773-7746
      Mfr. Part No.MC14504BDR2G
      $1.52
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      CMOS, TTL - - Surface Mount - SOIC CMOS 16 19.55 x 6.85 x 3.43mm Level Translator - 8.8mA -8.8mA CMOS, TTL to CMOS
      RS Stock No. 518-9316
      Mfr. Part No.MC14504BDG
      $1.75
      Each
      units
      4000 - - Surface Mount - SOIC - 16 10 x 4 x 1.5mm Voltage Level Shifter - 4.2mA -4.2mA CMOS, TTL to CMOS
      RS Stock No. 170-3465
      Mfr. Part No.MC14504BDR2G
      $0.559
      Each (On a Reel of 2500)
      units
      CMOS, TTL - - Surface Mount - SOIC CMOS 16 19.55 x 6.85 x 3.43mm Level Translator - 8.8mA -8.8mA CMOS, TTL to CMOS
      RS Stock No. 709-4639
      Mfr. Part No.TXS0108EPWR
      $2.26
      Each
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP Open Drain 20 6.5 x 4.4 x 1.15mm Voltage Level Translator - 50mA -50mA -
      RS Stock No. 923-6949
      Mfr. Part No.TXS0108EPWR
      $0.87
      Each (On a Reel of 2000)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP Open Drain 20 6.5 x 4.4 x 1.15mm Voltage Level Translator - 50mA -50mA -
      RS Stock No. 178-7026
      Mfr. Part No.PCA9517D,112
      BrandNXP
      $1.701
      Each (In a Tube of 100)
      units
      PCA - - Surface Mount - SOIC Open Drain 8 5 x 4 x 1.45mm Level Translating I2C Bus Repeater - 6mA -6mA CMOS
      RS Stock No. 709-2778
      Mfr. Part No.TXB0104D
      $2.51
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - SOIC 3 State 14 8.65 x 3.91 x 1.58mm Voltage Level Translator - 0.02mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 923-6790
      Mfr. Part No.TXB0104D
      $1.418
      Each (In a Tube of 50)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - SOIC 3 State 14 8.65 x 3.91 x 1.58mm Voltage Level Translator - 0.02mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 709-2545
      Mfr. Part No.CD4504BE
      $0.717
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
      units
      4000 - - Through Hole - PDIP - 16 19.3 x 6.35 x 4.57mm Voltage Level Shifter - 4.2mA -4.2mA CMOS, TTL to CMOS
      RS Stock No. 145-5813
      Mfr. Part No.CD4504BE
      $0.717
      Each (In a Tube of 25)
      units
      4000 - - Through Hole - PDIP - 16 19.3 x 6.35 x 4.57mm Voltage Level Shifter - 4.2mA -4.2mA CMOS, TTL to CMOS
      RS Stock No. 709-8745
      Mfr. Part No.TXS0104EPWR
      $2.142
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP Open Drain 14 5 x 4.4 x 1.15mm Voltage Level Translator - 1mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 921-5065
      Mfr. Part No.TXS0104EPWR
      $0.86
      Each (On a Reel of 2000)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP Open Drain 14 5 x 4.4 x 1.15mm Voltage Level Translator - 1mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 662-8825
      Mfr. Part No.SN74LVC1T45DBVT
      $0.97
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      LVC - - Surface Mount 1 SOT-23 - 6 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.15mm Bus Transceiver - 32mA -32mA -
      RS Stock No. 921-3028
      Mfr. Part No.SN74LVC1T45DBVR
      $0.328
      Each (On a Reel of 3000)
      units
      LVC - - Surface Mount 1 SOT-23 3 State 6 3.05 x 1.75 x 1.3mm Bus Transceiver - 32mA -32mA -
      RS Stock No. 922-2846
      Mfr. Part No.SN74LVC1T45DBVT
      $0.624
      Each (On a Reel of 250)
      units
      LVC - - Surface Mount 1 SOT-23 - 6 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.15mm Bus Transceiver - 32mA -32mA -
      RS Stock No. 825-3463
      Mfr. Part No.SN74LVC1T45DBVR
      $0.806
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
      units
      LVC - - Surface Mount 1 SOT-23 3 State 6 3.05 x 1.75 x 1.3mm Bus Transceiver - 32mA -32mA -
      RS Stock No. 165-8505
      Mfr. Part No.74HC4049D,652
      BrandNexperia
      $0.741
      Each (In a Tube of 50)
      units
      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. 921-5119
      Mfr. Part No.TXB0108PWR
      $0.923
      Each (On a Reel of 2000)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP 3 State 20 6.5 x 4.4 x 1.15mm Voltage Level Translator - 0.02mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 670-9722
      Mfr. Part No.FXLP34P5X
      $0.931
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
      units
      FXLP - - Surface Mount 1 SC-70 - 5 2 x 1.25 x 1mm Buffer - 2.6mA -2.6mA -