+1.2V to +5.5V, ±15kV ESD-Protected, 0.1µA, 35Mbps, 8-Channel Level Translators

Industry's First Bi-Directional Octal Level Translators

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The MAX3000E/MAX3001E/MAX3002–MAX3012 8-channel level translators provide the level shifting necessary to allow data transfer in a multivoltage system. Externally applied voltages, VCC and VL, set the logic levels on either side of the device. Logic signals present on the VL side of the device appear as a higher voltage logic signal on the VCCside of the device, and vice-versa.

The MAX3000E/MAX3001E/MAX3002/MAX3003 use an architecture specifically designed to be bidirectional without the use of a directional pin.

The MAX3000E/MAX3001E/MAX3002/MAX3004–MAX3012 feature an EN input that, when low, reduces the VCC and VLsupply currents to < 2µA. The MAX3000E/MAX3001E also have ±15kV ESD protection on the I/O VCC side for greater protection in applications that route signals externally. The MAX3000E operates at a guaranteed datarate of 230kbps. The MAX3001E operates at a guaranteed data rate of 4Mbps. The MAX3002–MAX3012 operate at a guaranteed data rate of 20Mbps over the entire specified operating voltage range.

The MAX3000E/MAX3001E/MAX3002–MAX3012 accept VL voltages from +1.2V to +5.5V and VCC voltages from +1.65V to +5.5V, making them ideal for data transfer between low-voltage ASICs/PLDs and higher voltage systems. The MAX3000E/MAX3001E/MAX3002–MAX3012 are available in 20-bump UCSP™, 20-pin TQFN (5mm x 5mm), and 20-pin TSSOP packages.
MAX3000E, MAX3001E, MAX3002, MAX3003, MAX3004, MAX3005, MAX3006, MAX3007, MAX3008, MAX3009, MAX3010, MAX3011, MAX3012: Typical Operating Circuit MAX3000E, MAX3001E, MAX3002, MAX3003, MAX3004, MAX3005, MAX3006, MAX3007, MAX3008, MAX3009, MAX3010, MAX3011, MAX3012: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Guaranteed Data Rate Options
    • 230kbps (MAX3000E)
    • 4Mbps (MAX3001E)
    • 20Mbps (MAX3002–MAX3012)
  • Bidirectional Level Translation Without Using a Directional Pin (MAX3000E/MAX3001E/MAX3002/MAX3003)
  • Unidirectional Level Translation (MAX3004–MAX3012)
  • Operation Down to +1.2V on VL
  • ±15kV ESD Protection on I/O VCC Lines (MAX3000E/MAX3001E)
  • Ultra-Low 0.1µA Supply Current in Shutdown
  • Low Quiescent Current (< 10µA)
  • UCSP, TQFN, and TSSOP Packages


  • Cell Phone Cradles
  • Cell Phones
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Low-Cost Serial Interfaces
  • Low-Voltage ASIC Level Translation
  • Portable Communication Devices
  • Portable POS Systems
  • Smart Card Readers
  • SPI™ and MICROWIRE™ Level Translation
  • Telecommunications Equipment

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)
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MAX3000E 81.2 to 5.51.65 to 5.50.23High Impedance6kΩ to GND10100.10.1
UCSP (B)/20
$2.46 @1k
MAX3001E 45050
UCSP (B)/20
$2.46 @1k
MAX3002 201010
UCSP (B)/20
$2.51 @1k
MAX3004 201010
$2.46 @1k
MAX3006 201010
$2.71 @1k
MAX3008 201010
$1.85 @1k
MAX3012 201010
$2.46 @1k

Pricing Notes:
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