Voltage Translator Maintains Digital Switching Compatibility
Coming in a 2-mm × 1.6-mm, 20-bump ECSP package, Texas Instruments’ TXS0206 Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card (SD/MMC) voltage translator bridges the gap between two disparate voltage nodes while maintaining digital switching compatibility. The level shifter is said to eliminate the need to program a General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) on a processor for direction control. The unit exhibits clock frequencies up to 52 MHz, data rates up to 60 Mbps, and built-in IEC 61000-4-2 ESD protection. The device supports power supply voltages of 1.2 V, 1.5 V, 1.8 V, 2.5 V, and 3.3-V, and integrates data line EMI filter circuitry and SD-compliant pull-up resistors. Suggested pricing is $0.99 in 1,000 quantities.