Problem: I have a logic signal (represented by SW1), say from a microcontroller, that is either 0V or some low voltage, maybe 5V or 3.3V. I have a higher voltage supply (V1) and a switching device ...
I am trying to interface 1.8v UART and 3.3v UART using NXP app note here. Unfortunately, my circuit does not perform as expected. I am using BSS138 as mentioned in Adafruit and Spakrfun. When I ...
I am in the need for a high-side load switch and came up with the following schematic. High-Side voltage levels and current vary between 5-12V / 2 A max. The high-side PMOS (SI5509DC) is rated for 20V ...
I need to connect 5V and 3.3V devices via I2C as follows: I've connected 3.3V and 5V pull-ups and try to measure voltage. There is 5V on HV and TX_HV but 4,7V on LV / TX_LV. Putting TX to LOW ...
I am using BeagleBoard-xM GPIO outputs to drive some DC motors with the help of L293D IC. The problem is that there is a difference between voltage levels. The GPIO outputs only supply 1.8V while ...
After my question before, I tried to design a circuit with zener diodes and transistors for this issue. It seems to work in simulation. Am I overdoing it? Are there any other simpler ways to do this, ...
I have a square wave signal of 300 KHz which is 0.2 V to 1 V. It is the output of FP5138 Non-Sync PWM Controller IC. I want to drive a PMOS with this square wave but with the levels shifted to ...
Does anybody know, how is this circuit exactly working? It is level converter between 5V and 3.3V logic and it is bi-directional. I have some theory, but I am not sure with it (I never worked with ...
In a moment of cheapness, I decided not to order a 5v to 3.3v level shifter from Sparkfun, but instead to put it together myself. The original schematic used a BSS138 MOSFET, but since I enjoy ...