Fairchild Semiconductor's Logic Translator Resolves Compatibility Challenges in Mixed Voltage Applications

Offers Fewer Traces and Pins for Easier Design

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Many of today's electronic devices have multiple operating ranges, causing voltage compatibility issues. To address this challenge, Fairchild Semiconductor's (NYSE: FCS) 8-bit, auto direction, logic level translator, the FXMA108, resolves compatibility issues in a mixed voltage environment. Its auto-direction feature eliminates the need for a direction control pin, and reduces traces in notebook, smartbook, set-top box and portable medical designs.

Many microprocessors and peripheral devices operate at different voltage levels within a system and there is a need to fix the input and output voltage incompatibility, while still retaining the same signal integrity. The FXMA108 eliminates the direction control pin, saves design time and reduces traces on the board. Its wide operating range (1.65V to 5.5V) makes it ideal for a broad range of mobile and consumer applications. Additionally, the FXMA108's robust design allows the device to handle over-voltage surges up to 7V.

Packaged in a small 20-pin DQFN package for space-constrained applications, the FXMA108 extends Fairchild's portfolio of mid-voltage logic translators. Fairchild offers a targeted portfolio of analog and power IP to support mobile and consumer manufacturers' specific requirements. Fairchild has a wide range of solutions for mobile and consumer applications. These include signal path chipsets for audio, video, USB, signaling sensing, and timing, and power management chipsets for peripheral cores, lighting, and RF.

Price: US$0.73 each for 1,000 pieces

Availability: Samples available now

Delivery: 8 weeks ARO

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