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Part Number: SN74AHCT244
We are trying to figure out if it would be acceptable to drive a MOSFET at a frequency of 20kHz using one of the output of a 74AHC244. We have captured the current waveforms during turn-on and turn-off, waveforms attached.
While the RMS is well within the Io spec. of table7 of the datasheet (“Limiting values”), the instantaneous current goes over the limit. I was wondering if the Io spec. refers to continuous current draw only or if it represent max. instantaneous current as well.
Would the following patterns present a reliability issue for the device if repeated continuously at a frequency of 20kHz.
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In reply to Emrys Maier:
Can I just point out that Io is mentioned as "continuous output current" in the datasheet, not just "output current". Any specific reason for this wording?
In reply to Florent Boico32:
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