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Features Enable Pin Frequency (Max) (kHz) 400 VCCA (Min) (V) 1.2 VCCA (Max) (V) 3.3 VCCB (Min) (V) 1.8 VCCB (Max) (V) 5.5 Supply restrictions VCCA <= VCCB Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
Features Enable Pin Frequency (Max) (kHz) 400 VCCA (Min) (V) 1.2 VCCA (Max) (V) 3.3 VCCB (Min) (V) 1.8 VCCB (Max) (V) 5.5 Supply restrictions VCCA <= VCCB Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
DSBGA (YZT) 8 2 mm² .928 x 1.928 SSOP (DCT) 8 8 mm² 3 x 2.8 SSOP (DCT) 8 8 mm² 2.95 x 2.80 VSSOP (DCU) 8 6 mm² 2 x 3.1 X2SON (DQE) 8 1 mm² 1.4 x 1
  • 2-Bit bidirectional translator for SDA and SCL lines in mixed-mode I2C Applications
  • I2C and SMBus compatible
  • Less than 1.5-ns maximum propagation delay to accommodate standard-mode and fast-mode I2C devices and multiple controllers
  • Allows voltage-level translation between
    • 1.2-V VREF1 and 1.8-V, 2.5-V, 3.3-V, or 5-V VREF2
    • 1.8-V VREF1 and 2.5-V, 3.3-V, or 5-V VREF2
    • 2.5-V VREF1 and 3.3-V or 5-V VREF2
    • 3.3-V VREF1 and 5-V VREF2
  • Provides bidirectional voltage translation with no direction pin
  • Low 3.5-Ω ON-state resistance between input and output ports provides less signal distortion
  • Open-drain I2C I/O ports (SCL1, SDA1, SCL2, and SDA2)
  • 5-V Tolerant I2C I/O ports to support mixed-mode signal operation
  • High-impedance SCL1, SDA1, SCL2, and SDA2 pins for EN = low
  • Lockup-free operation for isolation when EN = low
  • Flow-through pinout for ease of printed-circuit-board trace routing
  • Latch-up performance exceeds 100 mA Per JESD 78, class II
  • ESD protection exceeds JESD 22
    • 2000-V Human-body model (A114-A)
    • 1000-V Charged-device model (C101)
  • 2-Bit bidirectional translator for SDA and SCL lines in mixed-mode I2C Applications
  • I2C and SMBus compatible
  • Less than 1.5-ns maximum propagation delay to accommodate standard-mode and fast-mode I2C devices and multiple controllers
  • Allows voltage-level translation between
    • 1.2-V VREF1 and 1.8-V, 2.5-V, 3.3-V, or 5-V VREF2
    • 1.8-V VREF1 and 2.5-V, 3.3-V, or 5-V VREF2
    • 2.5-V VREF1 and 3.3-V or 5-V VREF2
    • 3.3-V VREF1 and 5-V VREF2
  • Provides bidirectional voltage translation with no direction pin
  • Low 3.5-Ω ON-state resistance between input and output ports provides less signal distortion
  • Open-drain I2C I/O ports (SCL1, SDA1, SCL2, and SDA2)
  • 5-V Tolerant I2C I/O ports to support mixed-mode signal operation
  • High-impedance SCL1, SDA1, SCL2, and SDA2 pins for EN = low
  • Lockup-free operation for isolation when EN = low
  • Flow-through pinout for ease of printed-circuit-board trace routing
  • Latch-up performance exceeds 100 mA Per JESD 78, class II
  • ESD protection exceeds JESD 22
    • 2000-V Human-body model (A114-A)
    • 1000-V Charged-device model (C101)

The PCA9306 device is a dual bidirectional I2C and SMBus voltage-level translator with an enable (EN) input, and is operational from 1.2-V to 3.3-V VREF1 and 1.8-V to 5.5-V VREF2.

The PCA9306 device allows bidirectional voltage translations between 1.2 V and 5 V, without the use of a direction pin. The low ON-state resistance (RON) of the switch allows connections to be made with minimal propagation delay. When EN is high, the translator switch is ON, and the SCL1 and SDA1 I/O are connected to the SCL2 and SDA2 I/O, respectively, allowing bidirectional data flow between ports. When EN is low, the translator switch is off, and a high-impedance state exists between ports.

In addition to voltage translation, the PCA9306 device can be used to isolate a 400-kHz bus from a 100-kHz bus by controlling the EN pin to disconnect the slower bus during fast-mode communication.

The PCA9306 device is a dual bidirectional I2C and SMBus voltage-level translator with an enable (EN) input, and is operational from 1.2-V to 3.3-V VREF1 and 1.8-V to 5.5-V VREF2.

The PCA9306 device allows bidirectional voltage translations between 1.2 V and 5 V, without the use of a direction pin. The low ON-state resistance (RON) of the switch allows connections to be made with minimal propagation delay. When EN is high, the translator switch is ON, and the SCL1 and SDA1 I/O are connected to the SCL2 and SDA2 I/O, respectively, allowing bidirectional data flow between ports. When EN is low, the translator switch is off, and a high-impedance state exists between ports.

In addition to voltage translation, the PCA9306 device can be used to isolate a 400-kHz bus from a 100-kHz bus by controlling the EN pin to disconnect the slower bus during fast-mode communication.

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* Data sheet PCA9306 Dual Bidirectional I2C Bus and SMBus Voltage-Level Translator datasheet (Rev. N) 14 Oct 2021
User guide PCA9306 I2C Buffer Evaluation Module 26 Oct 2018
Selection guide Logic Guide (Rev. AB) 12 Jun 2017
Technical article Intro to I2C: what the Internet doesn’t tell you 24 Nov 2016
Application note Choosing the Correct I2C Device for New Designs 07 Sep 2016
Selection guide I2C Infographic Flyer 03 Dec 2015
Application note Understanding and Interpreting Standard-Logic Data Sheets (Rev. C) 02 Dec 2015
Application note Understanding the I2C Bus 30 Jun 2015
Application note Maximum Clock Frequency of I2C Bus Using Repeaters 15 May 2015
Application note I2C Bus Pull-Up Resistor Calculation 13 Feb 2015
Application note Programming Fun Lights With TI's TCA6507 30 Nov 2007
Application note Semiconductor Packing Material Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection 08 Jul 2004

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PCA9306EVM — PCA9306 I2C translator evaluation module

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