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Number of I/Os 4 Features Configuration registers Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.3 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Addresses 1 Rating Catalog Frequency (Max) (kHz) 400 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
Number of I/Os 4 Features Configuration registers Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.3 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Addresses 1 Rating Catalog Frequency (Max) (kHz) 400 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
SOIC (D) 8 19 mm² 3.91 x 4.9 VSSOP (DGK) 8 15 mm² 3 x 4.9
  • Available in the Texas Instruments NanoFree Package
  • Low Standby Current Consumption of 1 μA Max
  • I2C to Parallel Port Expander
  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of 2.3 V to 5.5 V
  • 5-V Tolerant I/O Ports
  • 400-kHz Fast I2C Bus
  • Input/Output Configuration Register
  • Polarity Inversion Register
  • Internal Power-On Reset
  • No Glitch on Power Up
  • Power-Up With All Channels Configured as Inputs
  • 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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  • Available in the Texas Instruments NanoFree Package
  • Low Standby Current Consumption of 1 μA Max
  • I2C to Parallel Port Expander
  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of 2.3 V to 5.5 V
  • 5-V Tolerant I/O Ports
  • 400-kHz Fast I2C Bus
  • Input/Output Configuration Register
  • Polarity Inversion Register
  • Internal Power-On Reset
  • No Glitch on Power Up
  • Power-Up With All Channels Configured as Inputs
  • 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)

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This 4-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), serial data (SDA)].

The PCA9536 features 4-bit Configuration (input or output selection), Input Port, Output Port, and Polarity Inversion (active high or active low) registers. At power on, the I/Os are configured as inputs with a weak pullup to VCC. However, the system master can enable the I/Os as either inputs or outputs by writing to the I/O configuration bits. If no signals are applied externally to the PCA9536, the voltage level is 1, or high, because of the internal pullup resistors. The data for each input or output is stored in the corresponding Input Port or Output Port 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 PCA9536 in the event of a timeout or other improper operation by utilizing the power-on reset feature, which puts the registers in their default state and initializes the I2C/SMBus state machine.

The device's outputs (latched) have high-current drive capability for directly driving LEDs. It has low current consumption.

This 4-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), serial data (SDA)].

The PCA9536 features 4-bit Configuration (input or output selection), Input Port, Output Port, and Polarity Inversion (active high or active low) registers. At power on, the I/Os are configured as inputs with a weak pullup to VCC. However, the system master can enable the I/Os as either inputs or outputs by writing to the I/O configuration bits. If no signals are applied externally to the PCA9536, the voltage level is 1, or high, because of the internal pullup resistors. The data for each input or output is stored in the corresponding Input Port or Output Port 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 PCA9536 in the event of a timeout or other improper operation by utilizing the power-on reset feature, which puts the registers in their default state and initializes the I2C/SMBus state machine.

The device's outputs (latched) have high-current drive capability for directly driving LEDs. It has low current consumption.

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* Data sheet PCA9536 Remote 4-Bit I²C and SMBus I/O Expander With Configuration Registers datasheet (Rev. G) 12 Jun 2014
Application note I2C Dynamic Addressing 25 Apr 2019
Selection guide Logic Guide (Rev. AB) 12 Jun 2017
Application note Choosing the Correct I2C Device for New Designs 07 Sep 2016
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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