About the seminar

The demand for systems with lower operating voltages and multiple voltage domains has resulted in new requirements for logic translators and level shift devices. This 2-part online webinar will focus on Nexperia translators for special applications: auto direction sense, multi-voltage translators, I2C and SIM/SD card interfaces. Session 1 will provide an overview of translator technology, product overviews and Nexperia’s strategy and roadmap for these devices. While Session 2 will provide detailed configuration and application information, as well as links to additional resources, including the new Logic Application Handbook.


Christian Backhaus
Christian is Application Marketing Manager at Nexperia with focus on applications for analog and Logic IC products.He has received his diploma in electronic engineering from RWTH Aachen in 1994 and has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. In former positions as development engineer for Mitsubishi, Philips and NXP Semiconductors, Christian has designed IC systems for Microcontrollers, video systems and smart card controllers.
Tom Wolf
Tom is a Technical Applications Manager for Nexperia. He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computing Engineering specializing in microelectronics and robotics. Tom has designed automation systems for IBM and GE and provided application design engineering for semiconductor manufacturers Intel, AMD, NEC and Philips/NXP. In his spare time he consults on video production and technical theater (lighting/sound/special effects).
Vikram Singh Parihar
Vikram is a Senior Product Manager for Interface Segment at Nexperia and is responsible for product definition, roadmaps, and market introductions. Vikram holds B-Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, India, MS in electrical engineering from Linköping University, Sweden and MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands. It fascinates him to integrate input from customers and the sales and application teams in a highly dynamic, international market to develop future solutions.
Wim Lumeij
Wim is a Global Marketing Manager at Nexperia with a focus on Analog and Logic ICs. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Masters degrees in Supply Chain Management and Strategic Management. Wim has more than 8 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. After starting his career in supply chain roles, he has spent the last 5-6 years in various Sales and Marketing roles, in which he gained a strong understanding of customer’s requirements.

Session 1: Introduction and Products Overview


  • Introduction and technology

    • Introduction to Nexperia
    • Technology and applications for translators and level shifters
    • Product strategy and roadmaps
  • Product overviews

    • LSF bidirectional multi-voltage level translator; open-drain; push-pull family
    • NXS/NXB Dual supply translating transceiver; open drain/3-state; auto direction sensing family
    • NXS0506 SD 3.0-compatible memory card integrated auto-direction control and level translator with EMI filter and ESD protection
    • NXT4557 SIM Card Interface level translator with enable pin
    • NXT4556 SIM Card Interface level translator without enable pin
  • Additional Resources

  • Session 2 preview


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Session 2: Technology and Applications


  • Configuring translators for your application

    • LSF family: calculating external resistor values
    • I2C applications: understanding special requirements for I2C
    • Autosense translators: performance variables
    • SD /SIM Card application configurations
  • Logic Application Handbook and additional learning materials


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