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. 813-9260
      Mfr. Part No.74AVCH2T45DC,125
      BrandNexperia
      $0.543
      Each (On a Tape of 10)
      units
      AVCH - - Surface Mount - VSSOP 3 State 8 2.1 x 2.4 x 0.85mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 163-0490
      Mfr. Part No.MC100EPT24DG
      $15.257
      Each (In a Tube of 98)
      units
      ECL - - Surface Mount - SOIC LVECL 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm Translator - - - LVTTL/LVCMOS to LVECL
      RS Stock No. 186-8828
      Mfr. Part No.MC100ELT25DTG
      $4.893
      Each (In a Tube of 100)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP TTL 8 3.1 x 3.1 x 1.95mm Translator - 24mA -3mA -
      RS Stock No. 166-3569
      Mfr. Part No.FXMAR2104UMX
      $0.919
      Each (On a Reel of 5000)
      units
      FXMA - - Surface Mount 1 UMLP 3 State 12 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.5mm Voltage Level Translator - 50mA -50mA -
      RS Stock No. 170-3518
      Mfr. Part No.MC10H125FNG
      $10.637
      Each (In a Tube of 46)
      units
      ECL - - Surface Mount - PLCC TTL 20 8.89 x 8.89 x 4.2mm Translator - 20mA -1mA MECL to TTL
      RS Stock No. 189-8941
      Mfr. Part No.DS2482S-100+T&R
      $3.028
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      - - I2C Surface Mount - SOIC - 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm - Yes - - -
      RS Stock No. 190-6009
      Mfr. Part No.MAX3371EXT+T
      $4.538
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - SCT0 Open Drain, 3 State 6 2.15 x 1.35 x 1mm Voltage Level Translator - - - -
      RS Stock No. 145-4058
      Mfr. Part No.MC100EPT622MNG
      $32.928
      Each (In a Tube of 74)
      units
      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. 186-8424
      Mfr. Part No.74LCX245MTCX
      $0.852
      Each (In a Pack of 25)
      units
      LCX - - Surface Mount 1 TSSOP 3 State 20 6.6 x 4.5 x 1.05mm - - 24mA -24mA Bi-Directional
      RS Stock No. 189-9163
      Mfr. Part No.MAX3390EEUD+
      $5.87
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      LVCMOS, LVTTL - - Surface Mount 4 TSSOP 3 State 14 5.1 x 4.5 x 0.95mm Voltage Level Translator - .02mA -0.02mA BiCMOS
      RS Stock No. 162-7358
      Mfr. Part No.SN74AVC4T245DR
      $0.735
      Each (On a Reel of 2500)
      units
      - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 787-6790
      Mfr. Part No.MC100LVELT22DG
      $6.57
      Each
      units
      LVCMOS, LVTTL - - Surface Mount - SOIC LVPECL 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm Translator - - - LVTTL/LVCMOS to LVPECL
      RS Stock No. 162-9385
      Mfr. Part No.MC10ELT25DG
      $5.659
      Each (In a Tube of 98)
      units
      ECL - - Surface Mount - SOIC TTL 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm Translator - 24mA -3mA ECL to TTL
      RS Stock No. 189-9184
      Mfr. Part No.MAX3391EEUD+
      $6.36
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      MAX3391 - - Surface Mount - TSSOP 3 State 14 5.1 x 4.5 x 0.95mm Voltage Level Translator - - - -
      RS Stock No. 162-8697
      Mfr. Part No.SN74AUP1T34DCKR
      $0.261
      Each (On a Reel of 3000)
      units
      AUP - - Surface Mount 1 SC-70 - 5 2.15 x 1.4 x 1mm Translator - 6mA -6mA -
      RS Stock No. 186-7235
      Mfr. Part No.74ACT245MTC
      $0.854
      Each (In a Tube of 75)
      units
      ACT - - Surface Mount 1 TSSOP 3 State 20 6.6 x 4.5 x 1.05mm - - 24mA -24mA Bi-Directional
      RS Stock No. 817-5654
      Mfr. Part No.TXS0206YFPR
      $2.153
      Each (On a Tape of 10)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - DSBGA 3 State 20 1.988 x 1.588 x 0.31mm Voltage Level Translator - 8mA -8mA -
      RS Stock No. 186-8717
      Mfr. Part No.MM74HC125M
      $0.777
      Each (In a Pack of 25)
      units
      HC - - Surface Mount 1 SOIC 3 State 14 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm Buffer - 7.8mA 7.8mA -
      RS Stock No. 172-3400
      Mfr. Part No.NLVSV1T34DFT2G
      $1.25
      Each (In a Pack of 25)
      units
      NLSV - - Surface Mount - SC-88A Single Ended 5 2.2 x 1.35 x 1mm Voltage Level Translator - 24mA -24mA Dual Supply Translator
      RS Stock No. 189-7430
      Mfr. Part No.DS2482S-800+
      $10.055
      Each (In a Tube of 50)
      units
      - - I2C Surface Mount - SOIC - 16 10 x 4 x 1.5mm - Yes - - -