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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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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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Detecting Logic Voltage Levels

I have an older 5v device that accepts memory modules, however some cheap aftermarket modules use 3.3v logic (5v tolerance can't be assumed). To limit wear and tear in my next revision I'd like to ...
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Macbook air logic board 820-3208-A, u6100 Heats up too much and fluctuating voltages [on hold]

Macbook air mid-2012 won't boot up when I plug the charger light turns to green then orange. The fan spins for 1 second then stops repeats (the cycle will take longer while u6100 heats up) Started ...
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Level shifter not sending signal on High Voltage output

I have a rapberry pi connected to an LED Strip (More specifically a WS2812 strip AKA neopixel). I tried connecting the raspberry pi to the strip (Without a level shifter). This meant that I was ...
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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 ...
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ESP8266 + Logic inverter on Tx = Failure to boot ?

I'm programming an ESP-12E module using the Arduino support package. My setup requires a logic level inverter on the Tx pin (only). I built the following which is working OK : simulate this ...
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state of a transistor when Vc>Vb=Ve

what is the state of Q7 and Q8, on or off, when both inputs are low? their base and emitter voltages are equal I think but collector voltages seems a bit higher since there is no diode on its way to ...
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Replace BSS138 with AO3400A in level shifter circuit

I have to use level shifter circuit to interface MAX31855 with Arduino running on 5V. I found easy to build level shifter circuit at SparkFun website. It is using BSS138 (datasheet) which I don't ...
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Logic level of CP2102

I want to have an USB-UART interface for my Controller. I was thinking to use CP2102 and thus was reading the data sheet. But I cannot figure out the logic level of the UART part of CP2102. Can you ...
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Are D flipflop inputs and clock thresholds the same for a given logic family?

I'm using an SOIC20 74ACT574 octal flipflop in a design. Vcc is 5 V, and GND is 0 V. The datasheets give V_IH (logic high input, guaranteed minimum) as 2.0 V and V_IL (logic low input, guaranteed ...
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Help with level shifting and ledstrip

I try to power a WS8211 based ledstrip. I first achieved to make it work with an Arduino UNO. The ledstrip needs to be fed with 12V power. Here is the working schematic : Once I apply power every ...
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How to drive a high-side logic-level power MOSFET?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Could you please tell me if it is possible to drive a high-side power MOSFET IRL40B209 with a high-speed logic gate optocoupler ...
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TTL, Totem Pole vs. Open Collector Output

What is the difference of these two ttl nand gates? What is a totem pole, what does it do and what is it used for? When connecting multiple ttl logic gates together is it better to use one or the ...
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Logic level for system lower than IC's recommended logic level

My system has a logic-level and logic-supply-voltage of 2.4V. I want to use a particular IC in it (which basically operates as a shift register), and the datasheet says the minimum recommended logic ...
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Can you damage logic gates by connecting two outputs together and powering one?

As the title says, would this cause problems in a circuit, and if so, how do you get around it (other than connecting them both through an OR gate)? Furthermore, could you stop this with a buffer? ...
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Data source switch with simple logic level shift

I would like to hack a 3.3v UART controlled Self Balancing Scooter in away that it can keep old logic (control), but optionally it should be able to switch to external control data source. The ...
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ST10F269Z2T3 abnormal Input Logic Levels

We are using a ST10F269Z2T3 Microcontroller (Datasheet) in one of our old Designs. Among other things, the ST10 monitors the functionality of external devices using Standard logic Inputs. Eg.: Input ...
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Shifting a 2.7V digital signal to Arduino logical levels?

I'm pretty much a beginner in electronics and I'm currently working on a personal project, where I have a device, that is putting out a digital signal (square wave) that goes from 0V - 2.7V and I need ...
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Design Review: 3.3V Logic to 12V Logic (Uni-directional and Bi-directional)

I'm looking for feedback and improvements on my design below. Specific questions are at the end. I created this as an attempt to answer my own, previous question. From my feedback there, it seems like ...
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3.3V Logic to 12V Logic (Uni-directional and Bi-directional)

I'm looking to understand how to convert between 3.3V logic and 12V logic, in each direction individually and bidirectionally. I know this question has been asked before, but I'm overwhelmed with the ...