SCLS085K December   1982  – June 2021 SN54HC14 , SN74HC14


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1  Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2  ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3  Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4  Thermal Information
    5. 6.5  Electrical Characteristics - 74
    6. 6.6  Electrical Characteristics - 54
    7. 6.7  Switching Characteristics - 74
    8. 6.8  Switching Characteristics - 54
    9. 6.9  Operating Characteristics
    10. 6.10 Typical Characteristics
  7. Parameter Measurement Information
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 Balanced CMOS Push-Pull Outputs
      2. 8.3.2 CMOS Schmitt-Trigger Inputs
      3. 8.3.3 Clamp Diode Structure
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 Design Requirements
        1. Power Considerations
        2. Input Considerations
        3. Output Considerations
      2. 9.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 9.2.3 Application Curves
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Documentation Support
      1. 12.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 12.2 Support Resources
    3. 12.3 Trademarks
    4. 12.4 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    5. 12.5 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
  • D|14
  • DB|14
  • PW|14
  • N|14
  • NS|14
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Input Considerations

Input signals must cross Vt-(min) to be considered a logic LOW, and Vt+(max) to be considered a logic HIGH. Do not exceed the maximum input voltage range found in the Absolute Maximum Ratings.

Unused inputs must be terminated to either VCC or ground. These can be directly terminated if the input is completely unused, or they can be connected with a pull-up or pull-down resistor if the input is to be used sometimes, but not always. A pull-up resistor is used for a default state of HIGH, and a pull-down resistor is used for a default state of LOW. The resistor size is limited by drive current of the controller, leakage current into the SN74HC14, as specified in the Electrical Characteristics - 74, and the desired input transition rate. A 10-kΩ resistor value is often used due to these factors.

The SN74HC14 has no input signal transition rate requirements because it has Schmitt-trigger inputs.

Another benefit to having Schmitt-trigger inputs is the ability to reject noise. Noise with a large enough amplitude can still cause issues. To know how much noise is too much, please refer to the ΔVT(min) in the Electrical Characteristics - 74. This hysteresis value will provide the peak-to-peak limit.

Unlike what happens with standard CMOS inputs, Schmitt-trigger inputs can be held at any valid value without causing huge increases in power consumption. The typical additional current caused by holding an input at a value other than VCC or ground is plotted in the Typical Characteristics.

Refer to the Feature Description for additional information regarding the inputs for this device.