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Hot Swappable 2-Wire
Bus Buffer with Stuck
4303 hot swappable 2-wire Bus Buffer allows I/O
card insertion into a live backplane without corruption of
the data and clock busses. When a connection is made,
the LTC4303 provides bidirectional buffering, keeping the
backplane and card capacitances isolated. If SDAOUT or
SCLOUT is low for ≥ 30ms (typ), the LTC4303 automatically
breaks the data and clock bus connection. At this time the
LTC4303 automatically generates up to 16 clock pulses on
SCLOUT in an attempt to free the bus. A connection will
be enabled automatically when the bus becomes free.
Rise-time accelerator circuitry allows the use of larger pull-
up resistance while still meeting rise-time requirements.
During insertion, the SDA and SCL lines are precharged
to 1V to minimize bus disturbances. When driven high,
ENABLE allows the LTC4303 to connect after a stop bit or
bus idle occurs. Driving ENABLE low breaks the connection
between SDAIN and SDAOUT, SCLIN and SCLOUT. READY
is an open drain output that indicates when the backplane
and card sides are connected together.
Automatic Disconnect of SDA/SCL Lines when Bus
is Stuck Low for ≥ 30ms
Recovers Stuck Busses with Automatic Clocking*
Bidirectional Buffer* for SDA and SCL Lines
Prevents SDA and SCL Corruption During Live
Board Insertion and Removal from Backplane
Pin Compatible with LTC4300A-1
±15kV Human Body Model ESD Protection
Isolates Input SDA and SCL Lines from Output
Compatible with I
C Fast-Mode and SMBus
Standards (Up to 400kHz Operation)
READY Open Drain Output
1V Precharge on All SDA and SCL Lines
High Impedance SDA, SCL Pins for V
ENABLE Gates Connection from Input to Output
MSOP 8-Pin and DFN (3mm × 3mm) Packages
Hot Board Insertion
Capacitance Buffer/Bus Extender
Stuck Bus Resolved
with Automatic Clocking
STUCK LOW > 30ms
DISCONNECT AT TIMEOUT