NXP® continues its leading position in I2C-bus devices, offering you a vast portfolio of I2C logic products used for communication and protocol conversion.Our I2C solutions are ideal for many systems using SMBus, AdvancedTCA (ATCA) IPMI, and PMBus. You can also choose from a comprehensive selection of other semiconductor ICs with I2C-bus interfaces.

New Fast-mode Plus devices operate at 1 MHz up to 540 pF

NXP's new I2C Fast-mode Plus (Fm+) devices go from zero to 1 MHz so you can go to the next design level with higher data rates and up to 540 pF bus loading. In computing, telecom and networking systems architecture the trend is for greater use of I2C-bus as a maintenance and control bus, so more bandwidth and more devices on the bus is required.

Application examples

The I2C-bus appears in virtually every application. In cellular handsets, LED blinkers and dimmers can control keypad, fun lighting and status LEDs. These ICs can also be used for more advanced status or illumination control while off-loading host processors in LCD displays. LCD segment or LCD matrix drivers with an I2C interface are ideal for cordless telephone handsets.

I2C serial EEPROM can store preset information in an MP3 player or large LCD display, where PAL or NTSC settings during manufacture are set using I2C DIP switches. For environmental sensing, I2C temperature sensors can monitor local temperatures: particularly important in wireless basestations, where I2C repeaters / hubs / extenders are also used, to isolate capacitance from the backplane.

Target Applications

  • Basestation – discretes focus / transceiver board
  • Digital media adapters
  • LCD display – discretes focus
  • PCI analog / DVB-T stereo TV receiver
  • UMA-enabled GSM/GPRS/EDGE VAS Phone (6100)

Product Order Description
PCA9614DP 2-channel multipoint Fast-mode Plus differential I2C-bus buffer
PCA9615DP 2-channel multipoint Fast-mode Plus differential I2C-bus buffer with hot-swap logic
PCA9616PW 3-channel multipoint Fast-mode Plus differential I²C-bus buffer with hot-swap logic
PCA9617A Level translating Fm+ I²C-bus repeater
PCA9618UK Single channel Fm+ I²C-bus repeater
PCA9641 2-channel I2C-bus master arbiter
PCA9670BS Remote 8-bit I/O expander for Fm+ I²C-bus with reset
PCA9670PW Remote 8-bit I/O expander for Fm+ I²C-bus with reset
PCA9701_9702 18 V tolerant SPI 16-bit/8-bit GPI with INT
PCA9703 PCA9703
PCA9704PW 18 V tolerant SPI 8-bit GPI with maskable INT
PCAL6524 Ultra low-voltage translating 24-bit Fm+ I²C-bus/SMBus I/O expander