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Features and Benefits
- Up to 1MHz Serial Clock, Fast-mode Plus (Fm+)
- Selectable Link Baud Rates Extend I2C Up to 1200m
- Protected from Overvoltage Line Faults to ±60V
- ±40kV ESD on Link Pins
- IEC Level 4 ESD ±8kV and EFT ±5kV on Link Pins
- Extended Common Mode Range: ±15V
- Remote Interrupt/SMBALERT and Control Signals
- Low EMI Mode
- SMBus 3.0 Compatible
- I2C Idle Detection, and Stuck Bus Protection
- I2C Device Address Sharing
- 3V to 5.5V Supply Voltage
- 1.62V to 5.5V Logic Supply
- 4mm × 5mm 20-Lead QFN package
The LTC4331 is a point-to-point SMBus compatible I2C slave device extender designed for operation in high noise industrial environments. Using a ±60V fault protected differential transceiver, the LTC4331 can extend an I2C/SMBus bus, including SMBALERT and a control signal, over a single twisted pair differential link up to 1200m. With an extended common mode operating range the solution provides tolerance to large ground differences between nodes. For EMI sensitive environments, a slew rate control pin reduces the EMI emitted from the differential link.
In addition, the LTC4331 can act as an I2C to I2C bridge allowing independent bus frequencies between the local and remote networks. The solution is completely transparent to the master requiring no additional code in most cases; however, a control interface is provided for additional configuration and fault monitoring.
A master controller fully supporting SCL clock-stretching is strongly recommended.
- Industrial Control and Sensors
- Lighting and Sound System Control
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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
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Demonstration circuit 2754A extends an I2C based QuikEval™ interface to up to 450 feet and features the LTC4331. In order to realize the QuikEval interface, this demo circuit includes two complete I2C extenders and a remote side power supply formed from an LT3461 boost converter and two LT1761 LDOs.
The LTC4331 is a SMBus compatible I2C slave device extender designed for operation in high noise industrial environments. The I2C/SMBus is extended over a single twisted pair by a ±60V fault protected differential transceiver. The LTC4331’s extended 15V common mode voltage range allows it to bridge across different ground potentials.
When used as a QuikEval extender, the DC2754A requires the use of the DC2026 USB serial adapter. The DC2754A is NOT compatible with the DC590 USB serial adapter because the DC590 does not support clock stretching.
The DC2754A’s jumpers and turrets allow easy re-configuration for use in other applications and/or demonstrating other application circuits. The circuit board is fabricated with a score between the local and remote sides to allow physical separation. The link cable connections are made using either pluggable terminal blocks or an Ethernet cable.
Two complete I2C extenders are present. The first extender has a full set of diagnostic LEDs, jumpers, turrets and large (0805) resistors for simple user reconfiguration and connection for customer specific application(s). The second extender is configured specifically for the QuikEval EEPROM with no LEDs; however, it may be reconfigured and used for customer specific application(s) via 0603 jumpers and resistors and unpopulated test points on 0.1" centers.
The LTC4331 data sheet gives a complete description of the part, its operation and application information. The data sheet should be referred to when reading this demo manual. The LTC4331 is available in a 20-lead QFN package and three temperature grades (commercial 0°C to 70°C, industrial –40°C to 85°C, and high temperature –40°C to 125°C).
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