SCPS209C May   2014  – November 2019 TCA9544A


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Simplified Schematic
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin 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
    6. 6.6 I2C Interface Timing Requirements
    7. 6.7 Switching Characteristics
    8. 6.8 Interrupt Timing Requirements
    9. 6.9 Typical Characteristics
  7. Parameter Measurement Information
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 8.4.1 Power-On Reset
    5. 8.5 Programming
      1. 8.5.1 I2C Interface
    6. 8.6 Control Register
      1. 8.6.1 Device Address
      2. 8.6.2 Control Register Description
      3. 8.6.3 Control Register Definition
      4. 8.6.4 Interrupt Handling
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 9.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 9.2.3 TCA9544A Application Curves
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
    1. 10.1 Power-On Reset Requirements
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    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

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Layout Guidelines

For PCB layout of the TCA9544A, common PCB layout practices should be followed but additional concerns related to high-speed data transfer such as matched impedances and differential pairs are not a concern for I2C signal speeds. It is common to have a dedicated ground plane on an inner layer of the board and pins that are connected to ground should have a low-impedance path to the ground plane in the form of wide polygon pours and multiple vias. By-pass and de-coupling capacitors are commonly used to control the voltage on the VCC pin, using a larger capacitor to provide additional power in the event of a short power supply glitch and a smaller capacitor to filter out high-frequency ripple.

In an application where voltage translation is not required, all VDPUX voltages and VCC could be at the same potential and a single copper plane could connect all of pull-up resistors to the appropriate reference voltage. In an application where voltage translation is required, VDPUM, VDPU0, VDPU1, VDPU2, and VDPU3 may all be on the same layer of the board with split planes to isolate different voltage potentials.

To reduce the total I2C bus capacitance added by PCB parasitics, data lines (SCn, SDn and INTn) should be a short as possible and the widths of the traces should also be minimized (e.g. 5-10 mils depending on copper weight).