The MAX7312 2-wire-interfaced expander provides 16-bit parallel input/output (I/O) port expansion in SMBus™ and I²C applications. The MAX7312 consists of input port registers, output port registers, polarity inversion registers, configuration registers, a bus timeout register, and an I²C-compatible serial interface logic, compatible with SMBus. The system master can invert the MAX7312 input data by writing to the active-high polarity inversion register. The system master can enable or disable bus timeout by writing to the bus timeout register.
Any of the 16 I/O ports can be configured as an input or an output. A power-on reset (POR) initializes the 16 I/Os as inputs. Three address select pins configure the part to one of 64 slave ID addresses.
The MAX7312 supports hot insertion. All port pins, the active-low INT output, SDA, SCL, and the slave address inputs AD0-2 remain high impedance in power-down (Vt = 0V) up to 6V.
The MAX7312 is available in 24-pin SO, SSOP, TSSOP, and thin QFN packages and is specified over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.
For applications requiring I/Os with integrated 100kΩ pullup resistors, refer to the MAX7311 data sheet.