TCA9545A 4-Channel I2C and SMBus Switch With Interrupt Logic and Reset Functions |


4-Channel I2C and SMBus Switch With Interrupt Logic and Reset Functions



The TCA9545A is a quad bidirectional translating switch controlled via the I2C bus. The SCL/SDA upstream pair fans out to four downstream pairs, or channels. Any individual SCn/SDn channel or combination of channels can be selected, determined by the contents of the programmable control register. Four interrupt inputs (INT3INT0), one for each of the downstream pairs, are provided. One interrupt (INT) output acts as an AND of the four interrupt inputs.

An active-low reset (RESET) input allows the TCA9545A to recover from a situation in which one of the downstream I2C buses is stuck in a low state. Pulling RESET low resets the I2C state machine and causes all the channels to be deselected, as does the internal power-on reset function.

The pass gates of the switches are constructed such that the VCC terminal can be used to limit the maximum high voltage, which will be passed by the TCA9545A. This allows the use of different bus voltages on each pair, so that 1.8-V, 2.5-V, or 3.3-V parts can communicate with 5-V parts, without any additional protection. External pull-up resistors pull the bus up to the desired voltage level for each channel. All I/O terminals are 5.5 V tolerant.


  • 1-of-4 Bidirectional Translating Switches
  • I2C Bus and SMBus Compatible
  • Four Active-Low Interrupt Inputs
  • Active-Low Interrupt Output
  • Active-Low Reset Input
  • Two Address Terminals, Allowing up to Four Devices on the I2C Bus
  • Channel Selection via I2C Bus, in Any Combination
  • Power-Up With All Switch Channels Deselected
  • Low RON Switches
  • Allows Voltage-Level Translation Between 1.8-V, 2.5-V, 3.3-V, and 5-V Buses
  • No Glitch on Power-Up
  • Supports Hot Insertion
  • Low Standby Current
  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of
    1.65 V to 5.5 V
  • 5.5 V Tolerant Inputs
  • 0 to 400-kHz Clock Frequency
  • Latch-Up Performance Exceeds 100 mA per JESD 78
  • ESD Protection Exceeds JESD 22
    • 4000-V Human-Body Model (A114-A)
    • 1500-V Charged-Device Model (C101)

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Channels (#)
VCC (Min) (V)
VCC (Max) (V)
Frequency (Max) (kHz)
Operating temperature range (C)
Package Group
TCA9545A TCA9543A TCA9544A TCA9546A
4     2     4     4    
1.65     1.65     1.65     1.65    
5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5    
400     400     400     400    
4     4     8     8    
Interrupt Pin
Reset Pin    
Interrupt Pin
Reset Pin    
Interrupt Pin     Reset Pin    
-40 to 85     -40 to 85     -40 to 85     -40 to 85    
TSSOP | 20     SOIC | 14
TSSOP | 14    
TSSOP | 20     SOIC | 16
TSSOP | 16