Questions tagged [logic-level]

Logic level refers to the output voltage levels of digital logic, which is often 3.3 V or 5 V.

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Logic Level MOSFET IRLZ44N - under Wemos mini

I used IRLZ44N with Arduino Nano in order to dimm a 12v LED strip. When tried to use it with Wemos Mini - I get only 7.6v max ( when controlling a 12v source ). Probing the output pin (...
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In logic levels, why are the driver and receiver depicted as inverters?

In Digital Design and Computer Architecture (Harris and Harris), the following schematic is given , in discussing logic levels. Why are the driver and receiver depicted as inverters?
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STM32F4 and SIM800L logic level

I am currently using an STM32F401RE that I have to interface with a SIM800L GSM module via UART. In a first "toy example" I used Arduino and found no problems, but passing to the STM MCU I am unable ...
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Voh value not provided

I have this EEPROM IC where I want to check the logic level compatibility with another IC. But here Voh value is not given. I have observed this in my other IC also. Why is the Voh value not provided?...
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SPI pins logic level issue [closed]

I have ESP32 and the popular dot matrix module MAX7219 8*8 module to interface. It is connected through SPI pins. After a sample word printing on the maxtix it shows garbage outputs. Is it happening ...
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What is the purpose of Vih and Vil in the comparator's datasheet?

Looking into the MAX999 datasheet I can not figure out how to utilize information given for the Vih and Vil ...
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Do high and low side labels on bidirectional logic level converters matter?

Logic level converters like this one from Sparkfun have high side and low side labels on them. Now i have an application where I think I need to shift logic levels but the high side and the low side ...
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CAN Rx Line between STM32 and MCP2561

I discover a problem on my design, with a STM32F042K6 MCU and a MCP2561 Can Transceiver. I can send some frames on the CAN Bus but i can't receive any frames. When i put my scope probe on the CAN Rx ...
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5V digital output to 24V

I'm sure it is a simple solution but I am new to this so please take it easy. I need to come up with something to convert a 5V digital output signal from a USB-1608G DAQ device with DIO to 24V ...
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PX4FLOW (Optical Flow sensor) - Powering with 5v. Does it work with OmniNXTF7 I2C SCL/SDA at 3.3v?

I want to use PX4FLOW with OmniNXTF7 flight controller. This flight controller has 3.3v I2C SCL/SDA and no PullUp-resistors. I use the PX4FLOW only with I2C port, with 5v at VCC (not 3.3v). Does ...
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How to passively shift logic levels to drive LEDs

I have an input signal that is either 2.7V (low) or 9.9V (high). Is there any way to use passive components (excluding op-amps) to turn an LED off when the signal is low and on when the signal is high?...
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Switch from 5v to 24v - 150kHz - 20mA

I'm looking for a way to amplify a signal from 5v -> 24v. This signal is a PWM with a frequency of 150kHz. Amplified signal will have a fixed load of 20mA to power a LED with a Vf of 1.25v. I've ...
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Using Mosfet with seperate Logic Converter and Arduino

I am trying to use an IRLB3034 with an Arduino even though it is not a logic level MOSFET. I am planning on using an LM2937 12v regulator like the schematic below: The connection going off the page ...
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The simplest “adaptive” downward level shift solution?

I want to build a level shifter circuit for the RX pin of my ESP-12S. The goal is to convert any level between 3.3V and 5V to 3.3V as I might use many USB to UART breakout boards with different output ...
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Serial Communication Between Android and Attiny85

I am planning to build a sensor module for smartphone using Attiny 85 as its microcontroller. The sensor module will have a USB type A and to connect to the smartphone, OTG is required. Serial ...
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Logic leves and protocol, interfacing HP39GS to arduino Wemos D1

Im trying to connect HP39GS scientific calculator to Wemos D1 arduino. It has TTL RS-232 serial port. Pinout is somewhat: Vcc, TX, RX, GND. Looks like HP39GS protocol for serial port is not pure RS-...
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Preventing overvoltage on serial pin

I am trying to send data through serial from a 3.3v Arduino to a 5v Arduino. I assume I can't just connect the 3.3v tx to the 5v rx because, when I program the 5v one I am assuming it will send 5v ...
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NPN: Not fully sinking to GND

I'm using an NPN to pull a 12v (5mA) signal low from an MCU (logic level). My problem is that when I pull the 12v line low, 7.4v are still present at the 12v side of the line using the circuit below: ...
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How do I wire a Rasberry Pi 3B+ to a WS2812b RGB strip?

I am working on a project where I need to use a WS2812b RGB strip. I am really worried because I have already burnt 2 Raspberry Pis with my wiring. I just want to show my schematics, and be assured as ...
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Driving 12v logic from an MCU

I'm looking to drive 12v logic signals (logic level shift) from a PIC24FJ MCU, which can do 3.3v and 5v logic. In one instance, I need to switch a 12v line to LOW, and in an other, I need to provide a ...
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Component recognition from marking code

I need help to recognize a dead component from a lab instrument control board. It is part of a TTL-serial interface, arguably a logic gate or some level shifter, in a TSSOP-14 package. You can see ...
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3v3 VLogic for DG212

I am curious if anyone knows if a Vishay DG212 works with VLogic being powered by 3v3? The only test conditions the datasheet speaks of are where VL is being powered by 5v. Here is the datasheet: ...
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High level present in a pin of a non-powered IC can damage it?

I'm using a TXS0108E to convert from 5V to 3.3V and vice versa. The schematic is below: In the datasheet, in section 6, I read the following: Voltage applied to any output in the high-impedance or ...
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How to explain and possibly avoid undervoltage on I2C bus?

I've been testing different sensors for the I²C bus with two host devices: Raspberry Pi 3B (3.3V), and Sitec S4 (5.0V). Since one of them, namely the Sensirion SCD30, had communication problems every ...
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Help needed in understanding MOSFET datasheet

I am trying to find a logic level MOSFET for 3.3V operation. In my case, I am trying to compare AOD510 & AO4402. AOD510: \$\mathrm{R_{DS(on)}}\$ @ 4.5 \$\mathrm{V_{GS}}\$ = 0.004 ohm but has no ...
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Logic level translations

Have you ever had any experience with an ADG3304 IC? I've prepared a circuit which allows to translate logic levels in SPI interface. I want my circuit to be compatible with both 1.8V and 3.3V logic ...
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Logic levels on tri-state buffer,

i am working on some CPLD-controlled SPI devices that will be daisy-chained together. I will be using 74VHCT126AFTTR tri-state buffers to disconnect the SPI and Slave Select lines on the device from ...
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Does logic shifter works on analog signals?

I am using a 5V sensors (MQX Gas Sensors) that is connected to an RPi. This sensor is then connected to an ADC converter then to a logic level shifter. I just followed the tutorial I saw on the ...
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How to analyze Microcontroller input-logic-signal without ADC?

I have a signal which is fed to one of the digital inputs of a microcontroller (PIC16F18326). The signal is shown in the image-1 below. This is during the normal operation of the circuit, that means ...
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ultrasonic-sensor to Logic Level Converter to raspberry pi

Trying to connect Ultrasonic sensor to my raspberry Pi. Im aware of two methods: connect the trig to a 1k resister before connecting to raspberry pi Use a 8-Channel Logic level converter I trying ...
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Logic level shifting

I want to interface 12 VDC rated WS2815B addressable LED strip with a 3.3 VDC microcontroller. I am having difficulty finding a logic level shifter which translates 3.3 V to 12 V. Data rate is ...
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Logic-level converter FET

I have been using the BSS138 level converter circuit for a while now and today it struck me I get how the voltage is stepped up by the FET or the BSS138 when you are applying say 3.3 V on the LV side. ...
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trigger a circuit using one time signal

I'm really new to electronics and I need help. Say I have Line A. I need to control Line A to set it as HIGH or LOW using a one time signal through one input line X or maximum through two lines X and ...
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Question regarding MCU, Voltages and Level Shifting

I have a board with a 3.3v MCU (C8051F850 from Silicon Labs in a QSOP-24 package) but whose pins are 5v tolerant. The board is running at 5v and all the relevant GPIO pins from Ports 0 & 1 have ...
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When to choose active-low over active-high for a switch?

I was reading this intro article: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/logic-levels/all#active-low-and-active-high Is there a particular time when an active low signal is preferred over an active ...
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Can I use TXB0104B bidirectional level shifters on the Intel 8085 NMOS CPU buses?

I want to connect an old Intel 8085 CPU to an FPGA board. The basic issue is that the 8085 works at 5V while the FPGA will not accept any voltage avobe 3.3V so I decided to use the TXB0104 / TXB0108 ...
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How can a dominant state be the one with bigger voltage difference?

I am studying about CAN buses, and there is one thing I just can't find an explanation for. I understand that the idea of a wired-and connection is, that if any node is driving the bus to the dominant ...
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ESP32 logic HIGH/LOW level voltage, not working?

From ESP32 datasheet: In my case: VDD = 3.3V Vil (max) = 0.25 * 3.3 = 0.825V Vih (min) = 0.75 * 3.3 = 2.475V Theoretically: LOW LEVEL range is -0.3V to 0.825V HIGH LEVEL range is 2.475V to 3.6V ...
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Ultrasonic Sensor Serial Output Grounding Issue

I have a small circuit which uses a Maxbotix Ultrasonic sensor (Datasheet: https://www.maxbotix.com/documents/HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ_Datasheet.pdf) to take distance measurements and then transmit them over ...
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LCD SPI interface logic levels and SPI pinout

I am designing a circuit that includes this LCD and STM32L071 microcontroller. I have connected the LCD to 3V power net and the microcontroller to 3.3V power net. To communicate with the LCD, I need ...
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Through-hole solder sparking

Here is a simple example of what been happening to various pcbs when I play with them. I have an arduino powered by USB. Then a 5V and GND connected to a logic level shifter's HIGH and GND ...
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MOSFET Level Shifting 3.3V to 5V Floating

I have an XBEE chip that requires 3.3V logic levels and I'm having it talk to an ATMEGA328P that uses 5V logic (atleast in my application). I added in a MOSFET level shifting circuit to shift between ...
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High-side switch for 24V controlled by logic level

I mainly use this high-side switch design for 5V and with low current loads (under 100mA). Based on the VDSS (-50V), I thought I could energize this design with 24V as well. Apparently, I am making a ...
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Logic Level Converter not converting low logic level as expected?

I'm trying to convert 1.5V logic levels from a caliper data port to 3.3v to be able to read it with a microcontroller, using one of the sparkfun logic level converters. The product page mentions it ...
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How to correctly test a 4-channel Logic Level Converter?

I have a 4-channel logic level converter (it says Level Converter MH on its back and seems to be a very common one for Raspberry Pi and Arduino usage) and wanted to ...
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logic level converter does not get to 5v

I'm trying to control a 2 relay module with an Esp8266 esp 12-f. After a while, I realized that the GPIO from the ESP8266 was not going to drive the 5v needed for the relay to be activated. I only ...
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5V to 3.3V Converter

I have a problem in connecting Raspberry PI to an MCP3202. I am using MCP3202 at 5V and knowing that raspberry pi works on 3.3v. I have found a solution to convert from 3.3V to 5V using 74HCT244. And ...
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Small logic level converter 3.3V to 5V [closed]

I'm working on a small group project of 25 units using ESP-12F controllers that I need to fit into a relatively tight space. The project communicates with some WS2812b LEDs and takes a 5V power source ...
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Logic-level MOSFET not varying drain voltage [closed]

I have a series of FQP30N06L logic-level MOSFETs connected to a 3.3V logic controller. I am feeding the MOSFETs a PWM signal in order to vary the drain voltage, however, I am only experiencing a ...
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Logic Translation with Different Ground Reference

I have two chips which communicate with each other using 1.8v CMOS I/O (1Mbs UART). One chip is on the normal 0v ground plane, but the second chip's ground is at .7v (so its I/O operates at 2.5v for ...