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Fairchild's voltage translator is ultrafast

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:translator voltage? application signal path? GPIO?

Fairchild Semiconductor is providing designers a voltage translation solution that minimizes the delay in the timing budget of signal path applications such as notebooks, cellphones, GPS and displays. The FXLA102 is a two-bit, low voltage dual supply auto direction translator that features a propagation delay of 5ns and data rate of 80Mbit/s, twice as fast as alternate solutions, says Fairchild. This translator has built-in automatic direction control, allowing the device to sense and control the direction the data should flow, without a direction control pin. This automatic direction control feature reduces design complexity by eliminating the need to program the GPIO for direction control, and reduces the number of pins required for controlling the translator from 10 pins to 8 pins. This pin reduction coupled with its compact (1.6mm x 1.6mm) MicroPak packaging makes this translator ideal for space-constrained applications.

The FXLA102 utilizes Pb-free terminals and has been characterized for moisture sensitivity in accordance with the Pb-free reflow requirements of the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020. All of Fairchild's products are designed to meet the requirements of the European Union's RoHS Directive. Price is $0.89 apiece for 1,000 pieces.

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