Diodes Inc. has unveiled the company's first series of
dual gate logic devices, designed to help reduce component footprints in
small handheld products, including tablet computers, smart phones and
The 74LVC2G two-gate parts are provided in the miniature and robust
DFN1010 package, measuring only 1 mm square and with a maximum off-board
height of 0.4 mm.
Six dual gate logic devices have been initially introduced, comprising
inverters and buffers each in a choice of simple, Schmitt trigger input
and open drain types. The devices complement Diodes' 74LVC1G family of
18 different single gate logic functions announced earlier in the year.
It is planned that the dual gate logic parts will also be offered in
SOT26, SOT353 and DFN1410 package alternatives.
The logic devices' wide operating voltage range, of 1.65 V through to
5.5 V, means that they will readily support both portable battery
operated as well as legacy 5 V product design. By typically drawing
less than 1 µA the 74LVC2G logic will also be of benefit to the more
energy sensitive applications.
When powered down, the dual gate logic's output circuitry is disabled to
prevent damaging backflow current and to ensure effective signal
isolation. 5.5 V tolerant inputs enable the parts to be employed as
The 74LVC2G dual gate logic devices are priced at $0.11 each in quantities of 10k.
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