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. 922-2802
      Mfr. Part No.PCA9306DCUR
      TWD11.80
      Each (On a Reel of 3000)
      units
      - 1.4ns - Surface Mount - VSSOP - 8 2.3 x 2 x 0.85mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 662-7412
      Mfr. Part No.PCA9306DCUR
      TWD28.40
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      - 1.4ns - Surface Mount - VSSOP - 8 2.3 x 2 x 0.85mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 709-3309
      Mfr. Part No.TXS0104ED
      TWD44.20
      Each (In a Pack of 5)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - SOIC Open Drain 14 8.65 x 3.91 x 1.58mm Voltage Level Translator - 1mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 923-6848
      Mfr. Part No.TXS0104ED
      TWD37.30
      Each (In a Tube of 50)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - SOIC Open Drain 14 8.65 x 3.91 x 1.58mm Voltage Level Translator - 1mA -0.02mA -
      RS Stock No. 709-9038
      Mfr. Part No.TXB0108PWR
      TWD42.00
      Each
      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. 806-3258
      Mfr. Part No.MC14504BDTG
      TWD43.10
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
      units
      CMOS - - Surface Mount - TSSOP CMOS, TTL 16 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.05mm Level Shifter - 2.4mA -2.4mA CMOS, TTL to CMOS
      RS Stock No. 163-0541
      Mfr. Part No.MC14504BDTG
      TWD43.10
      Each (In a Tube of 96)
      units
      CMOS - - Surface Mount - TSSOP CMOS, TTL 16 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.05mm Level Shifter - 2.4mA -2.4mA CMOS, TTL to CMOS
      RS Stock No. 921-5119
      Mfr. Part No.TXB0108PWR
      TWD19.80
      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. 186-8270
      Mfr. Part No.NLSV1T34AMX1TCG
      TWD23.70
      Each (In a Pack of 10)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - ULLGA - 6 1.45 x 1 x 0.35mm Voltage Level Translator - 24mA -24mA -
      RS Stock No. 186-7338
      Mfr. Part No.NLSV1T34AMX1TCG
      TWD11.10
      Each (On a Reel of 3000)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - ULLGA - 6 1.45 x 1 x 0.35mm Voltage Level Translator - 24mA -24mA -
      RS Stock No. 816-0554
      Mfr. Part No.NTB0102DP,125
      BrandNXP
      TWD18.90
      Each (In a Pack of 15)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP 3 State 8 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.95mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 166-0156
      Mfr. Part No.NTB0102DP,125
      BrandNXP
      TWD24.00
      Each (On a Reel of 3000)
      units
      - - - Surface Mount - TSSOP 3 State 8 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.95mm - - - - -
      RS Stock No. 178-7026
      Mfr. Part No.PCA9517D,112
      BrandNXP
      TWD40.70
      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. 787-6851
      Mfr. Part No.MC10H124FNG
      TWD302.00
      Each
      units
      74 - - Surface Mount - PLCC MECL 20 8.89 x 8.89 x 4.2mm Translator - 25mA 18mA TTL to MECL
      RS Stock No. 162-9387
      Mfr. Part No.MC10H124FNG
      TWD259.00
      Each (In a Tube of 46)
      units
      74 - - Surface Mount - PLCC MECL 20 8.89 x 8.89 x 4.2mm Translator - 25mA 18mA TTL to MECL
      RS Stock No. 145-5813
      Mfr. Part No.CD4504BE
      TWD13.10
      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. 709-2545
      Mfr. Part No.CD4504BE
      TWD17.20
      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. 922-2846
      Mfr. Part No.SN74LVC1T45DBVT
      TWD31.00
      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. 662-8825
      Mfr. Part No.SN74LVC1T45DBVT
      TWD22.40
      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
      TWD7.80
      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 -