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Technology Family AC Function Decoder, Demultiplexer Configuration 3:8 Channels (#) 1 VCC (Min) (V) 1.5 VCC (Max) (V) 5.5 Input type LVTTL/CMOS Output type CMOS open-in-new Find other Encoders & decoders

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SOIC (D) 16 59 mm² 9.9 x 6 open-in-new Find other Encoders & decoders

Features

  • AC Types Feature 1.5-V to 5.5-V Operation and Balanced Noise Immunity at 30% of the Supply Voltage
  • Speed of Bipolar F, AS, and S, With Significantly Reduced Power Consumption
  • Designed Specifically for High-Speed Memory Decoders and Data-Transmission Systems
  • Incorporates Three Enable Inputs to Simplify Cascading and/or Data Reception
  • Balanced Propagation Delays
  • ±24-mA Output Drive Current
    • Fanout to 15 F Devices
  • SCR-Latchup-Resistant CMOS Process and Circuit Design
  • Exceeds 2-kV ESD Protection Per MIL-STD-883, Method 3015

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Description

The CD74AC238 decoder/demultiplexer is designed for high-performance memory-decoding and data-routing applications that require very short propagation-delay times. In high-performance memory systems, this decoder can be used to minimize the effects of system decoding. When employed with high-speed memories utilizing a fast enable circuit, the delay times of this decoder and the enable time of the memory usually are less than the typical access time of the memory. This means that the effective system delay introduced by the decoder is negligible.

The conditions at the binary-select inputs and the three enable inputs select one of eight output lines. Two active-low and one active-high enable inputs reduce the need for external gates or inverters when expanding. A 24-line decoder can be implemented without external inverters, and a 32-line decoder requires only one inverter. An enable input can be used as a data input for demultiplexing applications (see Application Information).

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* Datasheet CD74AC238 datasheet Feb. 21, 2003
Selection guides Logic Guide (Rev. AB) Jun. 12, 2017
Application notes Implications of Slow or Floating CMOS Inputs (Rev. D) Jun. 23, 2016
Application notes Understanding and Interpreting Standard-Logic Data Sheets (Rev. C) Dec. 02, 2015
More literature HiRel Unitrode Power Management Brochure Jul. 07, 2009
User guides LOGIC Pocket Data Book (Rev. B) Jan. 16, 2007
Application notes Semiconductor Packing Material Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection Jul. 08, 2004
More literature Logic Cross-Reference (Rev. A) Oct. 07, 2003
Application notes TI IBIS File Creation, Validation, and Distribution Processes Aug. 29, 2002
Application notes CMOS Power Consumption and CPD Calculation (Rev. B) Jun. 01, 1997
Application notes Designing With Logic (Rev. C) Jun. 01, 1997
Application notes Input and Output Characteristics of Digital Integrated Circuits Oct. 01, 1996
Application notes Live Insertion Oct. 01, 1996
Application notes Using High Speed CMOS and Advanced CMOS in Systems With Multiple Vcc Apr. 01, 1996

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Description
This EVM is designed to support any logic device that has a D, DW, DB, NS, PW, P, N, or DGV package in a 14 to 24 pin count.
Features
  • Board design allows for versatility in evaluation
  • Supports a wide-range of logic devices
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description
Flexible EVM designed to support any logic or translation device that has a BQA, BQB, RGY (14-24 pin), RSV, RJW, or RHL package.
Features
  • Board design allows for versatility in evaluation
  • Supports a wide-range of logic and translation devices with included dual supply support
  • Board has 9 sections that can be broken apart for a smaller form factor

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