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Voltage translator targets I²C applications

San Jose, Calif.—Fairchild Semiconductor has developed a voltage translator that operates over a wide voltage range of 1.65V to 5.5V to accommodate the needs of I²C and low-voltage applications.

The FXM2IC102's I²C interface and open drain output offers designers a simple way to interface with Bluetooth and display screens in cell phones, notebooks and other applications. With the I²C interface, only two lines (clock and data) are required for full duplexed communication. To save space in these applications, the translator is packaged in compact 1.6mm x 1.6mm MicroPakTM packaging.

The FXM2IC102 also features a dynamic output drive specification and high ESD protection. Dynamic output drive allows the FXM2IC102 to drive highly capacitive loads (as high as 400pF) that are often found in I²C applications such as cell phones, notebooks, portable GPSs and cameras. Its strong ESD protection (15kV on I/O pins) allows it to be placed close to the external environment without the risk of damage from an ESD event.

The FXM2IC102 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.

Pricing: In 1,000-unit quantities is $0.38.
Availability: Samples are available now; delivery is 8 weeks ARO.
Datasheet: Click here.

Fairchild Semiconductor, www.fairchildsemi.com

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