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SN74TVC3306: Use for 0.6V->3.3V voltage level translation

Part Number: SN74TVC3306

Hi, team,

I have one question about SN74TVC3306 may need your help.

Can it be used for 0.6V->3.3V voltage level translation? In datasheet, if setting VREF=0V, the voltage can be as low to 0.6V, but no margin left.

Thanks.

Johnny

  • Johnny,

    You may use the SN74TVC3306 device for level translation.  

    In the application circuit you can see that the Vddref 3.3V will begin to bias the gate the FET until the FET turns on with Vgs >~0.6 V.  Once the FET turns on it will begin to pass the signal to from the drain to the source until 0.6V becomes Vref +0.6. 

    Once the gate of the FET is biased at 0.6V the clamp voltage for the signal path becomes Vref or 0V.  With the clamp voltage at 0V you can place 0.6V on the source of the FET and then the pull up voltage on the drain will pull up the node to 3.3 V.    

    Thank you,

    Adam

  • In reply to Adam Torma:

    Adam,

    So the answer is YES?
    There is no margin for 0.6V side, is it without any risk?

    Thanks.
    Johnny
  • In reply to Johnny Guo:

    Johnny,

    The answer is yes you can use this circuit for level shifting but it will depend on the application. The can be risk that the level shifting is too slow for the application. What is the application for this circuit?

    I don't understand your question about the 0.6V margin. Would you try asking it another way?

    Thank you,
    Adam