The SN74AXC8T245 device is an 8-bit noninverting bus transceiver that solves
communication errors due to devices operating at the latest voltage nodes (for example, 0.7 V, 0.8
V, and 0.9 V) that cannot produce a signal which can be recognized by devices operating at industry
standard voltage nodes (1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3.3 V) and vice versa.
The device operates by using two independent power-supply rails
(VCCA and VCCB) that operate as low as 0.65 V. Data
pins A1 through A8 are designed to track VCCA, which accepts any supply
voltage from 0.65 V to 3.6 V. Data pins B1 through B8 are designed to track
VCCB, which accepts any supply voltage from 0.65 V to 3.6 V.
The SN74AXC8T245 device is designed for asynchronous communication between data buses.
The device transmits data from the A bus to the B bus or from the B bus to the A bus, depending on
the logic level of the direction-control (DIR1 and DIR2) inputs. The output-enable
(OE) input is used to disable the outputs so the buses are effectively
The SN74AXC8T245 device is designed so the control pins (DIR and
OE) are referenced to VCCA.
This device is fully specified for partial-power-down applications using
Ioff. The Ioff circuitry disables the outputs when
the device is powered down. This inhibits current backflow into the device which prevents damage to
The VCC isolation feature assures that if either
VCC input is below 100 mV, all level shifter outputs are disabled and placed
into a high-impedance state.
To assure the high-impedance state of the level shifter I/Os during power up or power
down, OE shall be tied to VCCA through a pullup
resistor; the minimum value of the resistor is determined by the current-sinking capability of the
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