NXP Semiconductors NVT2006 Bidirectional Voltage-level Translators are operational from 1.0 to 3.6V (Vref(A)) and 1.8 to 5.5V (Vref(B)), and allow bidirectional voltage translations between 1.0 and 5.0V without the need for a direction pin in open-drain or push-pull applications. Bit widths ranging from 3-bit to 6-bit are offered for level translation application with transmission speeds < 33MHz for an open-drain system with a 50pF capacitance and a pull-up of 197Ω. NXP Semiconductors NVT2006 Bidirectional Voltage-level Translators offer a low ON-state resistance switch which allows connections to be made with minimal propagation delay. This functionality allows a seamless translation between higher and lower voltages selected by the user without the need for directional control. All channels have the same electrical characteristics and there is minimal deviation from one output to another in voltage or propagation delay. This is a benefit over discrete transistor voltage translation solutions, since the fabrication of the switch is symmetrical. The translator provides excellent ESD protection to lower voltage devices, and at the same time protects less ESD-resistant devices.