Engineers can now bridge the gap between two disparate voltage nodes while maintaining digital switching compatibility by using a tiny, highly integrated SD/MMC level shifter, introduced today by Texas Instruments . The translator’s auto-direction circuitry simplifies board design by eliminating the need for customers to program a General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) on a processor for direction control and thereby reduces the number of required pins. Highly integrated features of the TXS0206, packaged in a 2 mm x 1.6 mm WCSP, eliminate the need for more than 10 external discrete components and reduce overall system cost in consumer electronics, such as mobile handsets, digital cameras and portable navigation devices.