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1µA, 2Mbps, Low-Voltage Level Translators in SC70 and µDFN

Industry's Smallest Level Translators Operate Down to 1.6V

Product Details

The MAX3370/MAX3371 logic-level translators are ideal for applications interfacing low-voltage devices to other logic levels. Externally applied voltages set the logic levels of the MAX3370/MAX3371. The devices accept VCC from +2.5V to +5.5V and VL from +1.6V to +5.5V, allowing data transfer between low-voltage ASICs and higher voltage devices. The MAX3371 features a shutdown mode that reduces supply current to < 1µA and puts the I/O pins in a high-impedance state.

The MAX3370/MAX3371 are bidirectional level shifters, allowing data transfer from the VCC side to the VL side and from the VL side to the VCC side. Both devices operate at speeds up to 2Mbps with an active driver and up to 500kbps with an open-drain driver.

The MAX3370/MAX3371 are available in space-saving µDFN (1mm x 1.5mm) and SC70 packages.

Key Features

  • Allow Bidirectional Level Translation
  • Miniature µDFN (1mm x 1.5mm) and SC70 Packages
  • Operational Down to 1.6V
  • Low Quiescent Current (< 100µA)
  • Ultra-Low (< 1µA) Shutdown Supply Current (MAX3371)
  • Three-State Outputs in Shutdown (MAX3371)
  • 2Mbps (10pF Load) Push-Pull Driving
  • 1Mbps (50pF Load) Push-Pull Driving
  • 500kbps (30pF Load) Open-Drain Driving

Applications/Uses

  • Cell Phone Cradles
  • Cell Phone Hands-Free Kits
  • Low-Voltage ASIC Level Translation
  • Portable Communication Devices
  • Portable POS Systems
  • RS-232-Compatible Translation
  • Smart Card Readers
  • SPI™, MICROWIRE™, and I²C Level Translation
Parametric specs for Logic Level Translators
# Level Transl. -
Data Rate (Mbps) (max) 2
VL (V) 1.6 to 5.5
VCC (V) 2.5 to 5.5
I/O VCC State (Shutdn.) High Impedance
I/O VL State (Shutdn.) High Impedance
ICC (µA) (max) 100
IL (µA) (max) 100
Package/Pins SC70/6
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$1.30 @1k
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Parameters

Parametric specs for Logic Level Translators
# Level Transl. -
Data Rate (Mbps) (max) 2
VL (V) 1.6 to 5.5
VCC (V) 2.5 to 5.5
I/O VCC State (Shutdn.) High Impedance
I/O VL State (Shutdn.) High Impedance
ICC (µA) (max) 100
IL (µA) (max) 100
Package/Pins SC70/6
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$1.30 @1k

Key Features

  • Allow Bidirectional Level Translation
  • Miniature µDFN (1mm x 1.5mm) and SC70 Packages
  • Operational Down to 1.6V
  • Low Quiescent Current (< 100µA)
  • Ultra-Low (< 1µA) Shutdown Supply Current (MAX3371)
  • Three-State Outputs in Shutdown (MAX3371)
  • 2Mbps (10pF Load) Push-Pull Driving
  • 1Mbps (50pF Load) Push-Pull Driving
  • 500kbps (30pF Load) Open-Drain Driving

Applications/Uses

  • Cell Phone Cradles
  • Cell Phone Hands-Free Kits
  • Low-Voltage ASIC Level Translation
  • Portable Communication Devices
  • Portable POS Systems
  • RS-232-Compatible Translation
  • Smart Card Readers
  • SPI™, MICROWIRE™, and I²C Level Translation

Description

The MAX3370/MAX3371 logic-level translators are ideal for applications interfacing low-voltage devices to other logic levels. Externally applied voltages set the logic levels of the MAX3370/MAX3371. The devices accept VCC from +2.5V to +5.5V and VL from +1.6V to +5.5V, allowing data transfer between low-voltage ASICs and higher voltage devices. The MAX3371 features a shutdown mode that reduces supply current to < 1µA and puts the I/O pins in a high-impedance state.

The MAX3370/MAX3371 are bidirectional level shifters, allowing data transfer from the VCC side to the VL side and from the VL side to the VCC side. Both devices operate at speeds up to 2Mbps with an active driver and up to 500kbps with an open-drain driver.

The MAX3370/MAX3371 are available in space-saving µDFN (1mm x 1.5mm) and SC70 packages.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX3370, MAX3371: Typical Operating Circuit MAX3370, MAX3371: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal