The current value that can be driven by the output of the general-purpose logic IC is explained based on the value described in the data sheet.
Related items are DC output current I_{OUT} and DC V_{cc} current/ground current I_{CC}/I_{GND}.
I_{OUT} is the maximum current that can be driven by one output, and I_{CC}/I_{GND} is the maximum current that can be driven by the entire IC.
Note that the following formula does not always hold when the number of outputs is n.
I_{CC}/I_{GND} / n = I_{OUT}
Example: TC74ACT244FT
Table-1 is a copy of the Absolute Maximum Ratings table from the TC74ACT244FT datasheet. The TC74ACT244FT provides an I_{OUT} of 50 mA and an I_{CC} of 200 mA. When all the eight outputs provide an equal amount of current, the amount of current that each output can drive is calculated to be:
200 mA / 8 = 25 mA
Therefore, not all the outputs can drive an output current of 50 mA as specified as I_{OUT} simultaneously.
Comparing absolute maximum ratings (Output Current I_{OUT} and Power Supply /GND Current I_{CC}/I_{GND}) of Main Products in Each Series
Typical product used in the table-2
General-purpose logic IC :74xx244
One-gate logic (L-MOS:TC7S00, TC7PZ34, other series is TC7xx125)
The values in table-2 are values of representative products and show the tendency of each series. (This may change depending on the function you select.) Use this as a guide for designing.
Output current I_{OUT} and DC V_{cc} current/ground current I_{CC/}I_{GND }are not specified for the Standard series.
Items |
Symbol (Unit) |
Series |
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Standard |
High Speed |
Advanced |
Very High Speed |
Low Voltage |
Very Low Voltage |
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CMOS Logic ICs |
One-Gate Logic |
CMOS Logic ICs |
One-Gate Logic |
CMOS Logic ICs |
CMOS Logic ICs |
CMOS Logic ICs |
One-Gate Logic |
CMOS Logic ICs |
One-Gate Logic |
CMOS Logic ICs |
One-Gate Logic |
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TC40 |
TC4S |
TC74HC |
TC7S |
TC7W |
TC74AC |
74VHC |
74VHCV |
TC7SH |
74LCX |
TC7SZ |
TC7PZ |
TC74VCX |
7UL1G |
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7UL2G |
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Output current |
I_{OUT} (mA) |
- |
- |
±35 |
±12.5 |
±35 |
±50 |
±25 |
±50 |
±25 |
±50 |
±50 |
±50 |
±50 |
±25 |
V_{CC}/GND Current |
I_{cc}/I_{GND} (mA) |
- |
- |
±75 |
±25 |
±37.5 |
±200 |
±75 |
±100 |
±50 |
±100 |
±50 |
±100 |
±100 |
±50 |
Note: Any one of the absolute maximum ratings must not be exceeded even instantaneously.
Even when an IC is used at a temperature, current, and voltage within the absolute maximum rated and operating ranges, its reliability could degrade substantially if it is continuously exposed to heavy loads (e.g., high temperature, high current, high voltage, and large temperature changes). Be sure to build reliability into applications, referring to the Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook (particularly the sections on handling precautions and derating) and information on the reliability of individual devices (e.g., reliability test reports and estimated failure rates).
The following documents also contain related information.