The ´ALS138A and ´AS138 are 3-line to 8-line
decoders/demultiplexers designed for high-performance memory-decoding
or data-routing applications requiring very short propagation delay
times. In high-performance systems, these devices can be used to
minimize the effects of system decoding. When employed with
high-speed memories with a fast enable circuit, the delay times of
the decoder and the enable time of the memory are usually less than
the typical access time of the memory. The effective system delay
introduced by the Schottky-clamped system decoder is negligible.
The conditions at the binary-select (A, B, and C) inputs and the
three enable (G1, , and ) inputs select one of eight output
lines. 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.
The SN54ALS138A and SN54AS138 are characterized for operation over
the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C. The
SN74ALS138A and SN74AS138 are characterized for operation from
0°C to 70°C.
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