3.3-V 12-Bit Universal Bus Driver with Parity Checker and Dual 3-State Outputs

3.3-V 12-Bit Universal Bus Driver with Parity Checker and Dual 3-State Outputs



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Technology Family ALVC Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2.3 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 3.6 Number of channels (#) 12 IOL (Max) (mA) 24 IOH (Max) (mA) -24 Input type Standard CMOS Output type 3-State Features Balanced outputs, Ultra high speed (tpd <5ns), Over-voltage tolerant inputs, Bus-hold Data rate (Max) (Mbps) 300 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Universal bus driver (UBD)

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  • Member of the Texas Instruments Widebus™ Family
  • EPIC™ (Enhanced-Performance Implanted CMOS) Submicron Process
  • Checks Parity
  • Able to Cascade With a Second SN74ALVCH16903
  • ESD Protection Exceeds 2000 V Per MIL-STD-883, Method 3015; Exceeds 200 V Using Machine Model (C = 200 pF, R = 0)
  • Latch-Up Performance Exceeds 250 mA Per JESD 17
  • Bus Hold on Data Inputs Eliminates the Need for External Pullup/Pulldown Resistors
  • Package Options Include Plastic 300-mil Shrink Small-Outline (DL), Thin Shrink Small-Outline (DGG), and Thin Very Small-Outline (DGV) Packages

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This 12-bit universal bus driver is designed for 2.3-V to 3.6-V VCC operation.

The SN74ALVCH16903 has dual outputs and can operate as a buffer or an edge-triggered register. In both modes, parity is checked on APAR, which arrives one cycle after the data to which it applies. The YERR\ output, which is produced one cycle after APAR, is open drain.

MODE selects one of the two data paths. When MODE is low, the device operates as an edge-triggered register. On the positive transition of the clock (CLK) input and when the clock-enable (CLKEN\) input is low, data set up at the A inputs is stored in the internal registers. On the positive transition of CLK and when CLKEN\ is high, only data set up at the 9A-12A inputs is stored in their internal registers. When MODE is high, the device operates as a buffer and data at the A inputs passes directly to the outputs. 11A/YERREN\ serves a dual purpose; it acts as a normal data bit and also enables YERR\ data to be clocked into the YERR\ output register.

When used as a single device, parity output enable (PAROE\) must be tied high; when parity input/output (PARI/O) is low, even parity is selected and when PARI/O is high, odd parity is selected. When used in pairs and PAROE\ is low, the parity sum is output on PARI/O for cascading to the second SN74ALVCH16903. When used in pairs and PAROE\ is high, PARI/O accepts a partial parity sum from the first SN74ALVCH16903.

A buffered output-enable (OE\) input can be used to place the 24 outputs and YERR\ in either a normal logic state (high or low logic levels) or a high-impedance state. In the high-impedance state, the outputs neither load nor drive the bus lines significantly. The high-impedance state and increased drive provide the capability to drive bus lines without need for interface or pullup components.

OE\ does not affect the internal operation of the device. Old data can be retained or new data can be entered while the outputs are in the high-impedance state.

To ensure the high-impedance state during power up or power down, OE\ should be tied to VCC through a pullup resistor; the minimum value of the resistor is determined by the current-sinking capability of the driver.

Active bus-hold circuitry is provided to hold unused or floating data inputs at a valid logic level.

The SN74ALVCH16903 is characterized for operation from 0°C to 70°C.

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* Data sheet SN74ALVCH16903 datasheet (Rev. D) Aug. 20, 2004
Selection guide Logic Guide (Rev. AB) Jun. 12, 2017
Application note Understanding and Interpreting Standard-Logic Data Sheets (Rev. C) Dec. 02, 2015
User guide LOGIC Pocket Data Book (Rev. B) Jan. 16, 2007
Application note Semiconductor Packing Material Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection Jul. 08, 2004
More literature Logic Cross-Reference (Rev. A) Oct. 07, 2003
Application note TI IBIS File Creation, Validation, and Distribution Processes Aug. 29, 2002
User guide ALVC Advanced Low-Voltage CMOS Including SSTL, HSTL, And ALB (Rev. B) Aug. 01, 2002
More literature Standard Linear & Logic for PCs, Servers & Motherboards Jun. 13, 2002
Application note 16-Bit Widebus Logic Families in 56-Ball, 0.65-mm Pitch Very Thin Fine-Pitch BGA (Rev. B) May 22, 2002
Application note Benefits & Issues of Migrating 5-V and 3.3-V Logic to Lower-Voltage Supplies (Rev. A) Sep. 08, 1999
Application note TI SN74ALVC16835 Component Specification Analysis for PC100 Aug. 03, 1998
Application note Logic Solutions for PC-100 SDRAM Registered DIMMs (Rev. A) May 13, 1998
Application note Migration From 3.3-V To 2.5-V Power Supplies For Logic Devices Dec. 01, 1997
Application note Bus-Interface Devices With Output-Damping Resistors Or Reduced-Drive Outputs (Rev. A) Aug. 01, 1997
Application note CMOS Power Consumption and CPD Calculation (Rev. B) Jun. 01, 1997
Application note Input and Output Characteristics of Digital Integrated Circuits Oct. 01, 1996
Application note Live Insertion Oct. 01, 1996
Application note Understanding Advanced Bus-Interface Products Design Guide May 01, 1996

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