74HC238DB NRND

3-to-8 line decoder/demultiplexer

The 74HC238; 74HCT238 decodes three binary weighted address inputs (A0, A1 and A2) to eight mutually exclusive outputs (Y0 to Y7). The device features three enable inputs (E1 and E2 and E3). Every output will be LOW unless E1 and E2 are LOW and E3 is HIGH. This multiple enable function allows easy parallel expansion to a 1-of-32 (5 to 32 lines) decoder with just four '238 ICs and one inverter. The '238 can be used as an eight output demultiplexer by using one of the active LOW enable inputs as the data input and the remaining enable inputs as strobes. Inputs include clamp diodes. This enables the use of current limiting resistors to interface inputs to voltages in excess of VCC.

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Orderable parts

Type number Orderable part number Ordering code (12NC) Package Buy from distributors
74HC238DB 74HC238DB,118 935189270118 SOT338-1 Order product
74HC238DB 74HC238DB,112 935189270112 SOT338-1 Order product

Features

  • Demultiplexing capability
  • Multiple input enable for easy expansion
  • Ideal for memory chip select decoding
  • Active HIGH mutually exclusive outputs
  • Multiple package options
  • Complies with JEDEC standard no. 7A
  • Input levels:
    • For 74HC238: CMOS level
    • For 74HCT238: TTL level
  • ESD protection:
    • HBM JESD22-A114F exceeds 2000 V
    • MM JESD22-A115-A exceeds 200 V
  • Specified from -40 °C to +85 °C and from -40 °C to +125 °C

Target applications

Parametrics

Type numberProduct statusVCC (V)Logic switching levelsOutput drive capability (mA)tpd (ns)Power dissipation considerationsTamb (°C)Rth(j-a) (K/W)Ψth(j-top) (K/W)Package name
74HC238DB
NRND
Not for design in2.0 - 6.0CMOS+/- 5.214low-40~12514842.0SSOP16

Package

Type numberOrderable part number, (Ordering code (12NC))StatusMarkingPackageOutline versionReflow-/Wave solderingPacking
74HC238DB
NRND
74HC238DB,118
( 9351 892 70118 )
ActiveHC238
SSOP16
(SOT338-1)
SOT338-1SSOP-TSSOP-VSO-REFLOW
SSOP-TSSOP-VSO-WAVE
Reel 13" Q1/T1
74HC238DB,112
( 9351 892 70112 )
ActiveHC238Bulk Pack

Quality, reliability & chemical content

Type numberOrderable part numberChemical contentRoHS / RHFMSLMSL leadfree
74HC238DB
NRND
74HC238DB,11874HC238DB11
74HC238DB
NRND
74HC238DB,11274HC238DB11
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Documentation (6)

File nameTitleTypeDate
74HC_HCT2383-to-8 line decoder/demultiplexerData sheet2018-06-13
AN11044Pin FMEA 74HC/74HCT familyApplication note2019-01-09
HCT_USER_GUIDEHC/T User GuideUser manual1997-10-31
SSOP-TSSOP-VSO-WAVEFootprint for wave solderingWave soldering2009-10-08
SSOP-TSSOP-VSO-REFLOWFootprint for reflow solderingReflow soldering2009-10-08
SOT338-1plastic, shrink small outline package; 16 leads; 0.65 mm pitch; 6.2 mm x 5.3 mm x 2 mm bodyOutline drawing2018-10-18

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Type numberOrderable part numberOrdering code (12NC)PackingBuy online
74HC238DB74HC238DB,118935189270118Reel 13" Q1/T1Order product
74HC238DB74HC238DB,112935189270112Bulk PackOrder product

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