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TCA9548A I2C Multiplexer

Description of product

Description

TCA9548A 1-to-8 I2C multiplexer acts as a gatekeeper, shuttling the commands to the selected set of I2C pins with your command. This is the way to get up to 8 same-address I2C devices hooked up to one microcontroller. 

Using it is fairly straight-forward: the multiplexer itself is on I2C address 0x70 (but can be adjusted from 0x70 to 0x77) and you simply write a single byte with the desired multiplexed output number to that port, and bam - any future I2C packets will get sent to that port. In theory, you could have 8 of these multiplexers on each of 0x70-0x77 addresses in order to control 64 of the same-I2C-addressed-part.

You can use this breakout on a breadboard with capacitors, and pullups and pulldowns to make usage a snap. Some header is required and once soldered in you can plug it into a solderless-breadboard. The chip itself is 3V and 5V compliant so you can use it with any logic level.

Technical Details

Product Dimensions: 30.6mm x 17.6mm x 2.7mm / 1.2" x 0.7" x 0.1"

Weight: 1.8g