Fairchild claims fastest two-bit, auto-direction detection translator

San Jose, Calif. — Fairchild Semiconductor has released the FXLA102, a two-bit, low-voltage dual-supply auto-direction translator that is designed to minimize the delay in the timing budget of signal path applications such as notebooks, cell phones, GPSs and displays. The translator features a propagation delay of 5 ns and data rate of 80 Mbits/s, which is twice as fast as alternate solutions, according to Fairchild.

This translator provides built-in automatic direction control, allowing the device to sense and control the direction the data should flow, without a direction control pin. This feature reduces design complexity by eliminating the need to program the general-purpose IO (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 1.6 x 1.6-mm MicroPak packaging makes this translator suitable for space-constrained applications.

The FXLA102 utilizes lead-free (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 RoHS compliant.

Pricing: $0.89 each in quantities of 1,000.
Availability: Samples are available now. Delivery is four weeks.
Product information: FXLA102

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