I/O Expanders

This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the I/O Expanders category on DigiKey.com

Devices in this family are used in conjunction with microcontrollers, microprocessors, or similar devices for the purpose of increasing the number of signal connections available for connecting peripheral devices. The typical concept of operation involves the use of serial communications requiring only a few I/O lines on the host device to read/write the status of many input/output pins on the expander device. The technique exchanges speed of communication for increased connectivity and is best suited for applications where fast response is not critical, such as in many human interface applications.


SelectionCharacteristics

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Number of I/O: Indicates the number of device pins that are capable of being used for general purpose digital input/output functions.

Interface: Indication of which interface(s) or protocol(s) are used by the device to communicate with other components in the system.

Interrupt Output: Indicates whether or not an expander provides an output that allows notifying a controlling device of events such as input state changes.

Features: These are different capabilities or properties of the device such as buzzer outputs or a keypad controller.

Output Type: Indicates what kind of output the device is designed to produce.

Current - Output Source/Sink: The maximum recommended current flow through a device’s output pin. Multiple values reflect ratings that differ depending on direction of current flow.

Clock Frequency: Indicates maximum rated operating frequency of the part.

**Voltage - Supply:**Typically represented by a range, this indicates the low and high voltage limits which one can expect standard operation. Voltages outside this range may damage the device and other system components.

Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.

Mounting Type: Indicates how the device is attached.

Package / Case: Indicates the type of protective case used on an electronic component to allow easy handling, installation, and protection. This selection was determined to be the closest industry standard applicable to the supplier device packaging. Typically it is best to check the actual dimensions from the datasheet rather than depend on this terminology when designing your circuit.

Supplier Device Package: This is what the manufacturer calls the package of this device. They are manufacturer specific. It is typically best to use the actual dimensions from the datasheets rather than to go by this terminology when designing your circuit.

ProductExamples

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MFR PART # PI4IOE5V6416ZDEX
DIGI-KEY PART # PI4IOE5V6416ZDEXDITR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER Diodes Incorporated
DESCRIPTION IC XPNDR 400KHZ I2C 24TQFN
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # PI4IOE5V6416LEX
DIGI-KEY PART # PI4IOE5V6416LEXDITR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER Diodes Incorporated
DESCRIPTION IC XPNDR 400KHZ I2C 24TSSOP
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # MCP23017-E/SP
DIGI-KEY PART # MCP23017-E/SP-ND
MANUFACTURER Microchip Technology
DESCRIPTION IC XPNDR 1.7MHZ I2C 28SDIP
DATASHEET Click Here

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