4-Channel I2C And SMBus Multiplexer With Reset Functions - PCA9546A

PCA9546A (ACTIVE)

4-Channel I2C And SMBus Multiplexer With Reset Functions

Special Note

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Description

The PCA9546A 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.

An active-low reset (RESET) input allows the PCA9546A 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 pin can be used to limit the maximum high voltage, which will be passed by the PCA9546A. 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 pins are 5.5-V tolerant.

Features

  • 1-of-4 Bidirectional Translating Switches
  • I2C Bus and SMBus Compatible
  • Active-Low Reset Input
  • Three Address Pins, Allowing up to Eight PCA9546A 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 2.3 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
    • 2000-V Human-Body Model (A114-A)
    • 1000-V Charged-Device Model (C101)

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Pin/Package
Approx. Price (US$)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Max Frequency (kHz)
I2C Address
Channel Width
Simultaneously Active Channels
Special Features
PCA9546A
1    
16SOIC
16TSSOP
16TVSOP
16VQFN    
0.73 | 1ku    
-40 to 85    
400    
1110 xxx    
4    
1 to 4    
Reset Input
5V Tolerant I/O    
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