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Number of I/Os 18 Features 1-MHz maximum frequency, 80-input keypad scan, Debounce filter Supply voltage (Min) (V) 1.65 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 3.6 Addresses 1 Rating Catalog Frequency (Max) (kHz) 1000 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other I2C general-purpose I/Os (GPIOs)

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  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of 1.65-V
    to 3.6-V
  • ±15-kV Human Body Model High Voltage ESD
    (GPIO lines)
  • Supports 80 Buttons With Use of 18 GPIOs
  • Supports QWERTY Keypad Operation Plus GPIO
  • Low Standby (Idle) Current Consumption: 3 µA
  • Supports 1-MHz Fast Mode Plus I2C Bus
  • 10-Byte FIFO to Store 10 Key Presses and
  • Open-Drain Active-Low Interrupt Output
  • Integrated Debounce Time of 50 µs
  • Schmitt-Trigger Action Allows Slow Input
    Transition and Better Switching Noise Immunity at
    the SCL and SDA Inputs: Typical Vhys at 1.8 V is
    0.18 V
  • Latch-Up Performance Exceeds 200 mA Per
    JESD 78, Class II
  • Very Small Package
    • WCSP (YFP): 2 mm × 2 mm; 0.4 mm pitch
    • Smart Phones
    • Tablets
    • HMI Panels
    • GPS Devices
    • MP3 Players
    • Digital Cameras

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The TCA8418E is a keypad scan device with integrated ESD protection. It can operate from 1.65 V to 3.6 V and has 18 general purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO) that can be used to support up to 80 keys via the I2C interface.

The TCA8418E saves power and bandwidths since it handles the keypad scanning algorithms. The TCA8418E is also ideal for usage with processors that have limited GPIOs.

The key controller debounces inputs and maintains a 10 byte FIFO of key-press and release events which can store up to 10 keys with overflow wrap capability. An interrupt (INT) output can be configured to alert key presses and releases either as they occur, or at maximum rate. A CAD_INT pin is included to indicate the detection of CTRL-ALT-DEL (essentially, 1, 11, 21) key press action.

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* Data sheet TCA8418E I2C Controlled Keypad Scan IC With Integrated ESD Protection datasheet (Rev. C) Oct. 28, 2015
Selection guide I2C Infographic Flyer Dec. 03, 2015
Application note Understanding the I2C Bus Jun. 30, 2015
Application note Maximum Clock Frequency of I2C Bus Using Repeaters May 15, 2015
Application note I2C Bus Pull-Up Resistor Calculation Feb. 13, 2015
User guide TCA8418E Keypad Scan EVM User's Guide Aug. 23, 2014

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document-generic User guide

The TCA8418E-EVM is an evaluation board designed to demonstrate the key scanning functionality of the TCA8418E keypad scan IC. The EVM comes with 9 buttons configured in a row/column matrix for easy testing. In addition, the 10x2 receptacle allows the customer to expand the functionality of the (...)

  • Provides a keypad to demonstrate the key scanning function of the TCA8418E
  • Provides a port that allows the customer to connect all row and column pins to a custom keypad or board
  • Connectivity with the MSP430-G2 allows the customer to use the GUI interface for easy register access and control.

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