Single- and Dual-Bidirectional Low-Level Translator

Industry's First Bidirectional Level Translators with Operation Down to +1.1V

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The MAX13046E/MAX13047E ±15kV ESD-protected bidirectional level translators provide level shifting for data transfer in a multivoltage system. The MAX13046E is a single-channel translator, and the MAX13047E is a dual-channel translator. Externally applied voltages, VCC and VL, set the logic level on either side of the device. The MAX13046E/MAX13047E utilize a transmission-gate-based design to allow data translation in either direction (VL ⇔ VCC) on any single data line. The MAX13046E/MAX13047E accept VL from +1.1V to the minimum of either +3.6V or (VCC + 0.3V), and VCC from +1.65V to +5.5V, making these devices ideal for data transfer between low-voltage ASICs/PLDs and higher voltage systems.

The MAX13046E/MAX13047E feature a shutdown mode that reduces supply current to less than 1µA thermal short-circuit protection, and ±15kV ESD protection on the VCC side for enhanced protection in applications that route signals externally. The MAX13046E/MAX13047E operate at a guaranteed data rate of 8Mbps when push-pull driving is used.

The MAX13046E is available in a 6-pin µDFN package, and the MAX13047E is available in a 10-pin UTQFN. Both devices are specified over the extended -40°C to +85°C operating temperature range.
MAX13046E, MAX13047E: Single-/Dual-Channel, Bidirectional Level Translators with ±15kV ESD Protection MAX13046E, MAX13047E: Single-/Dual-Channel, Bidirectional Level Translators with ±15kV ESD Protection Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Bidirectional Level Translation
  • Operation Down to +1.1V on VL
  • Ultra-Low Supply Current in Shutdown Mode 1µA (max)
  • Guaranteed Push-Pull Driving Data Rate
    • 8Mbps (+1.2V ≤ VL ≤ +3.6V, VCC ≤+5.5V)
    • 16Mbps (+1.8V ≤ VL ≤ VCC ≤ +3.3V)
  • Extended ESD Protection on the I/O VCC Lines
    • ±15kV Human Body Model
    • ±15kV IEC61000-4-2 Air-Gap Discharge Method
    • ±8kV IEC61000-4-2 Contact Discharge
  • Low Supply Current
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Space-Saving µDFN and UTQFN Packages


  • Cell Phones
  • CMOS Logic-Level Translation
  • I²C and 1-Wire Translation
  • Portable Devices

See parametric specs for Logic Level Translators (39)

Part NumberLevel Transl.VL
Data Rate
I/O VCC StateI/O VL StateICC
ICC (Shutdown)
IL (Shutdown)
maxShutdn.Shutdn.maxmaxmaxmaxSee Notes
MAX13046E 11.2 to 3.6≤5.58High ImpedanceHigh Impedance101511
$1.92 @1k
MAX13047E 21.8 to VCCVL to 3.316
$3.83 @1k

Pricing Notes:
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MAX13047EEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX13047E
Product Reliability Reports: MAX13047E.pdf 
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