Could use these, in general I like to stick to DIP chips with sockets (and a Zener in this case). Surface mount tend to be a little tricky for some. There is plenty of space on this board. There are DIP “level changers” also, but outfits like Jameco don’t stock them.
As a general question, how do people feel about surface mount chips? I currently working on plans for a 80386 RAM board where capacity is an issue. Do most people fee that could solder SM RAM chips to a board. Really would increase board capacity for pseudo-RAM chips.
John Monahan Ph.D
From: n8ve...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem...@
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Subject: Re: [N8VEM-S100:1282] LAVA-10 Zener Diode = 1N5226 (3.3v)
why not use 74lvxxx logic to interface to the lava board ? - it does the protection and is 5V tolerant - it has been used in propeller interfaces for the same thing and makes the parts count a lot smaller
On Sunday, January 6, 2013 11:51:09 AM UTC-6, lynchaj wrote:
Hi Paul! Thanks! Yes, the 3.3VDC Zener diodes are added after the 100 ohm
resistors for 5V to 3.3V level transition. In theory you don't need them
and adding the Zeners are kind of a "belt and suspenders" approach to level
transition. However the LAVA-10 is one expensive component so it is worth a
the extra expense to protect it. I'd consider them optional but a worthy
investment even if not needed.
Thanks and have a nice day!
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> s1...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul Birkel
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> Subject: [N8VEM-S100:1271] LAVA-10 Zener Diode = 1N5226 (3.3v)
> Is it intended that 1N5226 (3.3v) Zener diodes be used for the logic-level
> shifting circuits (with the 100 ohm resistors)?