Questions about Open-Drain devices and protocols. Open-Drain connections have two states, Open/Floating, or Drain to ground. Typically require Pullup resistors.

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How does this voltage detector IC work in a circuit? What does open drain vs. CMOS output mean?

I'm evaluating the Rohm BD48/BD49 series voltage detector. I'm having trouble understanding the data sheet. I want to generate a high signal when the input voltage is above a desired threshold (3.0 ...
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Diode Drop vs Open Drain Output Tolerance

I have an LED Driver IC that states a 5.5V tolerant Open Drain Output. It's Absolute Maximum section indicates 6.5V with a note saying "The input negative-voltage and output voltage ratings may be ...
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Voltage Sag with PIC24 PWM Open-Drain Configuration

I'm experiencing some major voltage sag with an open-drain PWM output into an RC servo. I'm pulling up to +5V with an external pull-up resistor. I've tried using everything from a 1k-100kOhm resistor, ...
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STM32F3 Discovery 5V output

I want to use a STM32F3 GPIO (3.6V) to drive another device using 5V input. Which is the correct way to do so? I know that is possible to use the open drain mode on the GPIO, but I'm not sure if I ...
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PIC24 Open-Drain Config for 5V PWM Operation

I'm running a PIC24HJ series processor with a supply voltage of 3.3V. I need my PWM signal to be 0-5V, not 0-3.3V. Can I simply connect the PWM line to a 5V supply with a pull-up resistor? Or do I ...
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How to measure open-drain vs. hi-z with multimeter

I have an output pin configured to be either open-drain or hi-z. How can I use my multimeter to tell which mode it is in?
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Resistance values for open drain

I am trying to establish SPI connection between C8051F931 and SD card. One of the sample programs I have found contains the following comments. ...
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Open-drain microcontoller ports

I want to understand the concept of open-drain ports like port P0 of the 8051 microcontroller. Why do we need to connect pull up resistors to the port P0? I have basic knowledge of MOSFETs and other ...
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Can Transmission gates be used to implement 3 State Logic?

In my application i need to use a common line shared between two peripherals, i have to indicate to the devices whenever the bus is free or not, hence i can't have push-pull output where the output is ...
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Voltage level in an open drain bus (I2C)

I have a setup as seen in this image: The question is what will the voltage at the line on the left size (marked with [Volt ??] ) be when the open-drain logic is active? The goal is to have a logic ...
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Using Open drain to get +5V

I have a legacy board in my product that has 1 temperature input with 2 rtd temperature probes. Until the new boards are ready the manufacturer has used a relay already mounted on the board to switch ...
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DS1307-breakout-board

I want to build an RTC clock for the Raspberry Pi. Adafruit has a guide to accomplish this with Dallas DS1307. On the schematic they put a 2.2K resistor between VCC and SCL and do the same for VCC and ...
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PWM drivers of Shift registers that are not open drain?

I am need of a 16 channel PWM Serial based LED driver, or serial in – parallel out shiftregister. I had been looking at TLC5940 and TLC59025 respectively. But for my current set up the ouptuts ...
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PIC18F2550 I2C Open Drain?

As far as I have read, the I2C pins are Open Drain or Open collector, but in the PIC18F2550 the datasheet doesnt say anything about those pins, and even says they are a digital output if you select ...
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Open Drain vs Open Collector

Is there a practical difference between Open Drain and Open Collector outputs, or are the terms used interchangably? If they are indeed different, what are the contexts where each is advantageous? My ...