MPL3115A2 I2C VOL value

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MPL3115A2 I2C VOL value

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Hi ,

I have seen the VOL value specified in datasheet for MPL3115A2 for SDA lines as VOLS = 0.1VDDIO  specified for Io=500uA i.e 0.33V @ Io=500uA

as Im using VDDIO 3.3V. I have pull up resistors of 10kOhm connected.

I want to analyse the variation in VOL value i.e my actual sink current 3.3/10k=0.33mA .

Is it possible to obtain the VOL values at this current. Or can it take it like Rds on of MOSFET =0.33/500uA=660Ohm

as use it to calculate the VOL @ 0.33mA as 0.33mA x 660Ohm =0.2178V Will it be correct?

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NXP Employee

Hello Stephen,

I understand your analysis and you might be right about the VOL value, BUT, please be aware that VOL value cannot be characterized because the internal MOSFET has no a linear behavior.

For example, at the MOSFET saturation, regardless of the voltage across (with limits of course) the current through the device will be (almost) constant.

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Besides, please be aware that the Io is just a test condition value.

I hope this information will be useful for you.

If I misunderstood your question, feel free to let me know.  I will be glad to help.

Have a great day.

David Diaz.

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