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SOIC (DW) 18 119 mm² 11.55 x 10.3 open-in-new Find other I2C general-purpose I/Os (GPIOs)

Features

  • Low Standby Current Consumption of 1 μA Max
  • I2C to Parallel Port Expander
  • Open-Drain Active-Low Interrupt Output
  • Active-Low Reset Input
  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of 2.3 V to 5.5 V
  • 5-V Tolerant I/O Ports
  • 400-kHz Fast I2C Bus
  • Three Hardware Address Pins Allow for Use of up to Eight Devices on the I2C/SMBus
  • Input/Output Configuration Register
  • Polarity Inversion Register
  • Internal Power-On Reset
  • High-Impedance Open Drain on P0
  • Power Up With All Channels Configured as Inputs
  • No Glitch on Power Up
  • Noise Filter on SCL/SDA Inputs
  • Latched Outputs With High-Current Drive Maximum Capability for Directly Driving LEDs
  • Latch-Up Performance Exceeds 100 mA Per JESD 78, Class II
  • ESD Protection Exceeds JESD 22
    • 2000-V Human-Body Model (A114-A)
    • 200-V Machine Model (A115-A)
    • 1000-V Charged-Device Model (C101)

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Description

This 8-bit I/O expander for the two-line bidirectional bus (I2C) is designed for 2.3-V to 5.5-V VCC operation. It provides general-purpose remote I/O expansion for most microcontroller families via the I2C interface [serial clock (SCL) and serial data (SDA)].

The PCA6107 consists of one 8-bit Configuration (input or output selection), Input Port, Output Port, and Polarity Inversion (active high) registers. At power on, the I/Os are configured as inputs. However, the system master can enable the I/Os as either inputs or outputs by writing to the I/O configuration bits. The data for each input or output is kept in the corresponding input or output register. The polarity of the Input Port register can be inverted with the Polarity Inversion register. All registers can be read by the system master.

The system master can reset the PCA6107 in the event of a timeout or other improper operation by asserting a low in the active-low reset (RESET) input. The power-on reset puts the registers in their default states and initializes the I2C/SMBus state machine. Asserting RESET causes the same reset/initialization to occur without depowering the part.

The PCA6107 open-drain interrupt (INT) output is activated when any input state differs from its corresponding Input Port register state and is used to indicate to the system master that an input state has changed.

INT can be connected to the interrupt input of a microcontroller. By sending an interrupt signal on this line, the remote I/O can inform the microcontroller if there is incoming data on its ports without having to communicate via the I2C bus. Thus, the PCA6107 can remain a simple slave device.

The device outputs (latched) have high-current drive capability for directly driving LEDs. The device has low current consumption and a high-impedance open-drain output pin, P0.

Three hardware pins (A0, A1, and A2) are used to program and vary the fixed I2C address, allowing up to eight devices to share the same I2C bus or SMBus.

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* Datasheet PCA6107 Remote 8-Bit I2C and SMBus Low-Power I/O Expander datasheet (Rev. E) Jun. 12, 2014
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Application notes Choosing the Correct I2C Device for New Designs Sep. 07, 2016
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