CD74HCT4538 High Speed CMOS Logic Dual Retriggerable Precision Monostable Multivibrators |

CD74HCT4538 (ACTIVE) High Speed CMOS Logic Dual Retriggerable Precision Monostable Multivibrators



The ’HC4538 and ’HCT4538 are dual retriggerable/resettable monostable precision multivibrators for fixed voltage timing applications. An external resistor (RX) and an external capacitor (CX) control the timing and the accuracy for the circuit. Adjustment of RX and CX provides a wide range of output pulse widths from the Q and Q\ terminals. The propagation delay from trigger input-to-output transition and the propagation delay from reset input-to-output transition are independent of RX and CX.

Leading-edge triggering (A) and trailing edge triggering (B)\ inputs are provided for triggering from either edge of the input pulse. An unused "A" input should be tied to GND and an unused B\ should be tied to VCC. On power up the IC is reset. Unused resets and sections must be terminated. In normal operation the circuit retriggers on the application of each new trigger pulse. To operate in the non-triggerable mode Q\ is connected to B\ when leading edge triggering (A) is used or Q is connected to A when trailing edge triggering (B)\ is used. The period (. CMIN is 0pF.


  • Retriggerable/Resettable Capability
  • Trigger and Reset Propagation Delays Independent of RX, CX
  • Triggering from the Leading or Trailing Edge
  • Q and Q\ Buffered Outputs Available
  • Separate Resets
  • Wide Range of Output Pulse Widths
  • Schmitt Trigger Input on A and B\ Inputs
  • Retrigger Time is Independent of CX
  • Fanout (Over Temperature Range)
    • Standard Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 LSTTL Loads
    • Bus Driver Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 LSTTL Loads
  • Wide Operating Temperature Range . . . –55°C to 125°C
  • Balanced Propagation Delay and Transition Times
  • Significant Power Reduction Compared to LSTTL Logic ICs
  • HC Types
    • 2V to 6V Operation
    • High Noise Immunity: NIL = 30%, NIH = 30% of VCC at VCC = 5V
  • HCT Types
    • 4.5V to 5.5V Operation
    • Direct LSTTL Input Logic Compatibility, VIL = 0.8V (Max), VIH = 2V (Min)
    • CMOS Input Compatibility, Il 1µA at VOL, VOH


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Part number Order Technology Family VCC (Min) (V) VCC (Max) (V) Bits (#) Voltage (Nom) (V) F @ nom voltage (Max) (MHz) ICC @ nom voltage (Max) (mA) tpd @ nom Voltage (Max) (ns) IOL (Max) (mA) IOH (Max) (mA) Schmitt trigger Rating Operating temperature range (C) Package Group
CD74HCT4538 Order now HCT     4.5     5.5     2     5     25     0.08     69     4     -4     No     Catalog     -55 to 125     PDIP | 16
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CD54HCT4538 Samples not available HCT     4.5     5.5     2     5     25     0.08     69     4     -4     No     Military     -55 to 125     CDIP | 16