Low-voltage 16-bit I
C-bus I/O port with interrupt
Rev. 1 — 11 September 2012
Product data sheet
1. General description
The PCA9535A is a low-voltage 16-bit General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) expander
with interrupt and reset for I
C-bus/SMBus applications. NXP I/O expanders provide a
simple solution when additional I/Os are needed while keeping interconnections to a
minimum, for example, in ACPI power switches, sensors, push buttons, LEDs, fan control,
In addition to providing a flexible set of GPIOs, the wide V
range of 1.65 V to 5.5 V
allows the PCA9535A to interface with next-generation microprocessors and
microcontrollers where supply levels are dropping down to conserve power.
The PCA9535A contains the PCA9535 register set of four pairs of 8-bit Configuration,
Input, Output, and Polarity Inversion registers.
The PCA9535A is a pin-to-pin replacement to the PCA9535 and other industry-standard
devices. A more fully featured device, the PCAL9535A, is available with Agile I/O
features. See the respective data sheet for more details.
The PCA9535A open-drain interrupt (INT) output is activated when any input state differs
from its corresponding Input Port register state and is used to indicate to the system
master that an input state has changed.
INT can be connected to the interrupt input of a microcontroller. By sending an interrupt
signal on this line, the remote I/O can inform the microcontroller if there is incoming data
on its ports without having to communicate via the I
C-bus. Thus, the PCA9535A can
remain a simple slave device.
The device outputs have 25 mA sink capabilities for directly driving LEDs while consuming
low device current.
The power-on reset sets the registers to their default values and initializes the device state
Three hardware pins (A0, A1, A2) select the fixed I
C-bus address and allow up to eight
devices to share the same I
2. Features and benefits
C-bus to parallel port expander
Pin and function compatible with PCA9535
Operating power supply voltage range of 1.65 V to 5.5 V