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Number of I/Os 8 Features Adjustable I/O level, Configuration registers, Interrupt pin, Reset pin Supply voltage (Min) (V) 1.65 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Addresses 2 Rating Catalog Frequency (Max) (kHz) 400 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
Number of I/Os 8 Features Adjustable I/O level, Configuration registers, Interrupt pin, Reset pin Supply voltage (Min) (V) 1.65 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Addresses 2 Rating Catalog Frequency (Max) (kHz) 400 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 4.4 x 5 UQFN (RSV) 16 5 mm² 2.6 x 1.8 VQFN (RGT) 16 9 mm² 3 x 3
  • I2C to Parallel Port Expander
  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of 1.65 V to 5.5 V
  • Allows Bidirectional Voltage-Level Translation and GPIO Expansion Between 1.8-V, 2.5-V, 3.3-V, and 5-V I2C Bus and P-Ports
  • Low Standby Current Consumption of 1 μA
  • 5-V Tolerant I/O Ports
  • 400-kHz Fast I2C Bus
  • Hardware Address Pin Allows Two TCA6408A Devices on the Same I2C/SMBus Bus
  • Active-Low Reset (RESET) Input
  • Open-Drain Active-Low Interrupt (INT) Output
  • Input/Output Configuration Register
  • Polarity Inversion Register
  • Internal Power-On Reset
  • 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
  • Schmitt-Trigger Action Allows Slow Input Transition and Better Switching Noise Immunity at the SCL and SDA Inputs
  • ESD Protection Exceeds JESD 22
    • 2000-V Human Body Model (A114-A)
    • 1000-V Charged-Device Model (C101)

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  • I2C to Parallel Port Expander
  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of 1.65 V to 5.5 V
  • Allows Bidirectional Voltage-Level Translation and GPIO Expansion Between 1.8-V, 2.5-V, 3.3-V, and 5-V I2C Bus and P-Ports
  • Low Standby Current Consumption of 1 μA
  • 5-V Tolerant I/O Ports
  • 400-kHz Fast I2C Bus
  • Hardware Address Pin Allows Two TCA6408A Devices on the Same I2C/SMBus Bus
  • Active-Low Reset (RESET) Input
  • Open-Drain Active-Low Interrupt (INT) Output
  • Input/Output Configuration Register
  • Polarity Inversion Register
  • Internal Power-On Reset
  • 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
  • Schmitt-Trigger Action Allows Slow Input Transition and Better Switching Noise Immunity at the SCL and SDA Inputs
  • ESD Protection Exceeds JESD 22
    • 2000-V Human Body Model (A114-A)
    • 1000-V Charged-Device Model (C101)

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The TCA6408A is a 16-pin device that provides 8-bits of general purpose parallel input/output (I/O) expansion for the two-line bidirectional I2C bus (or SMBus) protocol. This device can operate with a power supply voltage ranging from 1.65 V to 5.5 V on both the I2C bus side (VCCI) and on the P-port side (VCCP). This allows the TCA6408A to interface with next-generation microprocessors and microcontrollers on the SDA/SCL side, where supply levels are dropping down to conserve power. In contrast to the dropping power supplies of microprocessors and microcontrollers, some PCB components such as LEDs remain at a 5-V power supply.

The device supports both 100-kHz (Standard-mode) and 400-kHz (Fast-mode) clock frequencies. I/O expanders such as the TCA6408A provide a simple solution when additional I/Os are needed for switches, sensors, push-buttons, LEDs, fans, and so forth.

The TCA6408A is a 16-pin device that provides 8-bits of general purpose parallel input/output (I/O) expansion for the two-line bidirectional I2C bus (or SMBus) protocol. This device can operate with a power supply voltage ranging from 1.65 V to 5.5 V on both the I2C bus side (VCCI) and on the P-port side (VCCP). This allows the TCA6408A to interface with next-generation microprocessors and microcontrollers on the SDA/SCL side, where supply levels are dropping down to conserve power. In contrast to the dropping power supplies of microprocessors and microcontrollers, some PCB components such as LEDs remain at a 5-V power supply.

The device supports both 100-kHz (Standard-mode) and 400-kHz (Fast-mode) clock frequencies. I/O expanders such as the TCA6408A provide a simple solution when additional I/Os are needed for switches, sensors, push-buttons, LEDs, fans, and so forth.

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* Data sheet Low-Voltage 8-Bit, I2C and SMBus I/O Expander datasheet (Rev. D) 20 Jul 2015
Application note I2C Dynamic Addressing 25 Apr 2019
Application note Choosing the Correct I2C Device for New Designs 07 Sep 2016
Selection guide I2C Infographic Flyer 03 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
User guide I/O Expander EVM User's Guide (Rev. A) 25 Jul 2014

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IO-EXPANDER-EVM — IO-EXPANDER-EVM: I2C and SMBus IO Expander Evaluation Module

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