Questions tagged [open-collector]

An open collector is a common type of output found on many integrated circuits (IC).Instead of outputting a signal of a specific voltage or current, the output signal is applied to the base of an internal NPN transistor whose collector is externalized (open) on a pin of the IC. The emitter of the transistor is connected internally to the ground pin. If the output device is a MOSFET the output is called open drain and it functions in a similar way.

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Why do they usually make comparators open collector?

I never see open collector opamps while I frequently see open collector comparators. What is reason for preferring open collector output in comparators? (Inside of LM193.)
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Why does the I2C interface use the open-collector/open-drain?

The open-collector adds inconveniences like requiring an external pull-up resistor and slows down the throughput. Why did the I2C designers choose to use open-collector/open-drain?
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What is an open collector?

I am new to electronics, and I'm reading a book on embedded systems and bumped into an "Open Collector". I know that a transistor has a base, which acts like a switch for the current to flow from ...
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Wired-or open drain with open collector outputs

I have a comparator with open collector output (LM311) and a gate with open drain output (SN74LVC1G06). I want join these two outputs to make a wired-or, with a pull-up resistor tied to +3.3V. In a ...
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Correctly Configuring and Using DAQ Device Digital TTL I/O

I am using a National Instruments USB-6000 DAQ to control some equipment that accepts TTL inputs. Specifically, I have to pull a pin (normally 5V) to low. As I understand it, to do this, I can use my ...
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Understanding Proper Implementation Of Open-Collector

I am confused about the implementation of an open-collector circuit. From what I've read, there are many ways to incorrectly wire up an open-collector circuit. Before I explain my confusion, let me ...
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Open Collector Circuit Needs Pull-Up Resistor to Measure Frequency?

I need a little help determining what I need in order to measure frequency from an Encoder containing the attached Open Collector Output. The 5 Volts will actually be 24 Volts in my scenario (this is ...
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Open collector microcontroller output

I am building the following circuit, in order to control the P channel MOSFET as a high side switch for my load. The input of this circuit will be from a microcontroller (maybe an STM32F103), and I ...
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Adapting the 74LS170 open-collector "register file" to active-high TTL input

This is a question related to swapping a 74LS170 4 x 4 register file chip for a 74LS173 single 4-bit register. In the other question I wonder if there are even simpler ways to Turn a positive clock ...