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8-Channel I2C Switch With Reset

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Same as: PCA9548ADWG4   This part number is identical to the part number listed above. You can only order quantities of the part number listed above.

Replaced by: TCA9548APWR

Packaging information

Package | Pins SOIC (DW) | 24
Operating temperature range (°C) I (-40 to 85)
Package qty | Carrier: 25 | TUBE
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Quality information

RoHS Yes
Lead finish / Ball material NIPDAU
MSL rating / Peak reflow Level-1-260C-UNLIM
Material content View
DPPM / MTBF / Fit rate View
Qualification summary View
Ongoing reliability monitoring View
Device marking View


  • 1-of-8 Bidirectional Translating Switches
  • I2C Bus and SMBus Compatible
  • Active-Low Reset Input
  • Three Hardware Address Pins for Use of up to Eight PCA9548A Devices on the I2C Bus
  • Channel Selection Via I2C Bus
  • Power-Up with All Switch Channels Deselected
  • Low RON Switches
  • Allows Voltage-Level Translation Between
    1.8-V, 2.5-V, 3.3-V, and 5-V Buses
  • No Glitch on Power Up
  • Supports Hot Insertion
  • Low Standby Current
  • Operating Power-Supply Voltage Range of
    2.3 V to 5.5 V
  • 5-V Tolerant Inputs
  • 0-kHz to 400-kHz Clock Frequency
  • 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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The PCA9548A device has eight bidirectionaltranslating switches that can be controlled through the I2C bus. TheSCL/SDA upstream pair fans out to eight downstream pairs, or channels. Any individual SCx/SDxchannel or combination of channels can be selected, determined by the contents of the programmablecontrol register. These downstream channels can be used to resolve I2Cslave address conflicts. For example, if eight identical digital temperature sensors are needed inthe application, one sensor can be connected at each channel: 0-7.

The system master can reset the PCA9548A in the event of a time-out or other improperoperation by asserting a low in the RESET input. Similarly, the power-onreset deselects all channels and initializes the I2C/SMBus statemachine. Asserting RESET causes the same reset and initialization to occurwithout powering down the part. This allows recovery should once of the downstreamI2C buses get stuck in a low state.

The pass gates of the switches are constructed so that the VCC pincan be used to limit the maximum high voltage, which is passed by the PCA9548A. This allows the useof different bus voltages on each pair, so that 1.8-V, 2.5-V or 3.3-V parts can communicate with5-V parts, without any additional protection. External pull-up resistors pull the bus up to thedesired voltage level for each channel. All I/O pins are 5-V tolerant.

Qty Price
1-99 $2.150
100-249 $1.776
250-999 $1.276
1,000+ $0.960

Alternative carriers

Part number PCA9548ADWR
Package qty | Carrier 2,000 | LARGE T&R
Inventory 11,134
Qty | Price (USD) 1ku | $0.800