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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Is there any bidirectional 5v-3.3v level shifter?

Is there any IC that interfaces any 3.3V Input/Output to 5V Output/Input? I need it primarily for an Arduino Due but if there any bidirectional IC that works like that it would be great. Some people ...
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Single transistor level up shifter

I need a simple, single directionnal level shifter for 3.3V -> 5V conversion. There are many options on the internet, some using a logic ic and some using 2 NPN transistors (converter and inverter), ...
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Step up 3.3V to 5V for digital I/O

I normally use an Arduino for my projects because it has 5V inputs and outputs and has 5V Vin so that makes life very easy when interfacing with 5V components. For this project I want to use a ...
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Translating to “below ground” logic levels

I have an RF switch chip that is controlled by a logic signal with levels of 0 V and -3 V. I want to control this from a CPLD that's producing ordinary +3.3 V CMOS levels. Board area is at a premium ...
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Ignore Pulses Less than a Given Width in a Pulse Train

Let's say I have a 5V pulse train that varies between 0 and 75000 pulses per second. Pulse width, let's say, is 5 microseconds. How could I calculate or determine the best way to filter out all pulses ...
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5V to 3.3V logic level converter

I am trying to connect an ESP8266 module to an Arduino. Giving the fact that ESP8266 runs at 3.3V and the Arduino at 5V i need a logic level converter from 5V to 3V3. Is there a way i can build one ...
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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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5V to 3.3V Level shifting circuit

I am interfacing an SD card to the Z80, one of which uses 5 V logic (Z80) and the other uses 3.3 V logic (SD). I believe the 3.3 V to 5 V level shifting will be taken care ...
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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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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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What design decisions must I make to select a suitable P-Channel MOSFET

I need a PFET with a logic level gate to trigger a power connection to a hobby servo that pulls more current than my MCU pin can handle. The requirement is simple but I'm trying to understand how to ...
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High Frequency Logic Level Conversion

I am using Arduino DUE for my project which gives a 3.3 volt output signal. I have to convert it to 5 volts to use it with another device. The problem is that my signal frequency is 1 MHz. I have ...
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interfacing a Stratologger altimeter with an Arduino Uno

The Issue I am trying to interface a stratologger altimeter to my arduino uno and I'm unable to successfully read data being output by the altimeter. The Setup I have a stratologger altimeter, an ...
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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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Switch (Relatively) High Voltage from Logic Level

The Situation: Basically, I would like to switch a load that requires 30v using a switch that cannot have more than 5v across it. More descriptively, I am trying to drive the anode of a VFD segment ...
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Is it safe to use a bus buffer as level shifter?

I am currently using SN74ABT5402ADW as a buffer and level shifter for my ADC, however, the datasheet does not explicitly say that it can be used as a level shifter. I provide it with 5V power, but the ...
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What's wrong with my simulation for Bi-directional logic level converter?

I am trying to make a simulation by using Multisum 14 for i bi-directional channel for Logic level circuit from SparkFun which use Philips AN97055 IC as a Bi-directional level shifter... The ...
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-5/0 volt to 0/5 volt logic levels?

Does anyone know a good way to convert -5/0 volt logic to 0/5 volt? I'm using a chip as seen in the diagram below, but I'm not sure what to do about the inverted logic levels. Basically, I need to add ...
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Circuit to switch about 5W of 12V using CMOS logic inputs using N-channel MOSFET?

I want to switch some 12V landscape light LEDs, totaling about 5 watts, using MOSFETs, with the control signal provided by a digital output line from an Arduino microcontroller running at 5V. I ...
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3.3V Logic to 12V Logic (Uni-directional and Bi-directional) [duplicate]

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 ...
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Driving MOSFET gate using PIC

I would like to drive a MOSFET gate using 12V (in order to reduce the drain-source resistance). Using the answer from a few post i've read I have come up with the following circuit. Will this circuit ...
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How to drive power MOSFET by logic level signal without inverting phase?

I struggle yet another day with very simple problem (circuit). This challenge seems to be very common, but nowhere I can find a complete solution: I have a heavy load (12v / 1 Ohm peltier = 12A max) ...
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How to connect a CD40109BE Voltage Level Shifter

I have a circuit requirement using a Texas Instrument CD40109BE Voltage Level Shifter. This chip incorporates 4 low to high level shifting circuits. I plan to use two of these circuits, A and B with ...
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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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Set multiplexer inputs to a logic 1 state

How can I set, in Orcad, all the entries of multiplexer(in the picture) (except: 1, 13), to logic state '1' (for example, I understand that if I place 'ground' to some entry, then it will be ...
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Do bi-directional level converters connect either input directly to ground?

So I have the following circuit, which is a bi-directional level converter: I am using it to convert a 5v logic signal (which at high is actually 4.2v and low is ~0.2v) to a 3v3 logic signal. I have ...
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Using IR21531 as a simple 1 channel gate driver

I've bought the only gate driver I've found on the local hardware store (IR21531). I want to use it only to drive a IRF630 with a PWM 3.3V signal. How should I do the wiring? As you can see on the ...
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MOSFET driving MOSFET for reduced reduced Rds [duplicate]

I am using a PIC to drive the gate of a logic level MOSFET. Although the 5V logic output of the pic is sufficient to exceed the threshold voltage I would like to drive the gate using 12V to reduce the ...
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Would this circuit interface be a safe interface between full duplex and half-duplex UARTs of different logic levels? [duplicate]

I'm primarily a SW developer who dabbles with electronics. I needs to interface my SoC's HW full-duplex UART with an SDI-12 compliant sensor, without burning either of them and hopefully without ...