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Technology Family LS Number of channels (#) 1 Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 70 Rating Catalog ICC (Max) (uA) 10000
Technology Family LS Number of channels (#) 1 Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 70 Rating Catalog ICC (Max) (uA) 10000
PDIP (N) 16 181 mm² 19.3 x 9.4 SOIC (D) 16 59 mm² 9.9 x 6 SOP (NS) 16 80 mm² 10.2 x 7.8
  • Designed Specifically for High-Speed:
    • Memory Decoders
    • Data Transmission Systems
  • 3 Enable Inputs to Simplify Cascading and/or Data Reception
  • Schottky-Clamped for High Performance

 

  • Designed Specifically for High-Speed:
    • Memory Decoders
    • Data Transmission Systems
  • 3 Enable Inputs to Simplify Cascading and/or Data Reception
  • Schottky-Clamped for High Performance

 

These Schottky-clamped TTL MSI circuits are designed to be used in high-performance memory decoding or data-routing applications requiring very short propagation delay times. In high-performance memory systems, these decoders can be used to minimize the effects of system decoding. When employed with high-speed memories utilizing a fast enable circuit, the delay times of these decoders and the enable time of the memory are usually less than the typical access time of the memory. This means that the effective system delay introduced by the Schottky-clamped system decoder is negligible.

The 'LS138, SN54S138, and SN74S138A decode one of eight lines dependent on the conditions at the three binary select inputs and the three enable inputs. Two active-low and one active-high enable inputs reduce the need for external gates or inverters when expanding. A 24-line decoder can be implemented without external inverters and a 32-line decoder requires only one inverter. An enable input can be used as a data input for demultiplexing applications.

All of these decoder/demultiplexers feature fully buffered inputs, each of which represents only one normalized load to its driving circuit. All inputs are clamped with high-performance Schottky diodes to suppress line-ringing and to simplify system design.

The SN54LS138 and SN54S138 are characterized for operation over the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C. The SN74LS138 and SN74S138A are characterized for operation from 0°C to 70°C.

 

These Schottky-clamped TTL MSI circuits are designed to be used in high-performance memory decoding or data-routing applications requiring very short propagation delay times. In high-performance memory systems, these decoders can be used to minimize the effects of system decoding. When employed with high-speed memories utilizing a fast enable circuit, the delay times of these decoders and the enable time of the memory are usually less than the typical access time of the memory. This means that the effective system delay introduced by the Schottky-clamped system decoder is negligible.

The 'LS138, SN54S138, and SN74S138A decode one of eight lines dependent on the conditions at the three binary select inputs and the three enable inputs. Two active-low and one active-high enable inputs reduce the need for external gates or inverters when expanding. A 24-line decoder can be implemented without external inverters and a 32-line decoder requires only one inverter. An enable input can be used as a data input for demultiplexing applications.

All of these decoder/demultiplexers feature fully buffered inputs, each of which represents only one normalized load to its driving circuit. All inputs are clamped with high-performance Schottky diodes to suppress line-ringing and to simplify system design.

The SN54LS138 and SN54S138 are characterized for operation over the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C. The SN74LS138 and SN74S138A are characterized for operation from 0°C to 70°C.

 

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* Data sheet 3-Line To 8-Line Decoders/Demultiplexers datasheet 01 Mar 1988
Selection guide Logic Guide (Rev. AB) 12 Jun 2017
Application note Understanding and Interpreting Standard-Logic Data Sheets (Rev. C) 02 Dec 2015
User guide LOGIC Pocket Data Book (Rev. B) 16 Jan 2007
Application note Semiconductor Packing Material Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection 08 Jul 2004
More literature Logic Cross-Reference (Rev. A) 07 Oct 2003
Application note TI IBIS File Creation, Validation, and Distribution Processes 29 Aug 2002
Application note Designing With Logic (Rev. C) 01 Jun 1997
Application note Designing with the SN54/74LS123 (Rev. A) 01 Mar 1997
Application note Input and Output Characteristics of Digital Integrated Circuits 01 Oct 1996
Application note Live Insertion 01 Oct 1996

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14-24-LOGIC-EVM — Generic Logic EVM Supporting 14 through 24 Pin PW, DB, D, DW, NS, DYY, and DGV Packages

This EVM is designed to support any logic device that has a D, DW, DB, NS, PW, DYY or DGV package in a 14 to 24 pin count.

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