Circuit designers are faced with the challenge of developing systems with enhanced functionality and complexity while meeting demanding power and time-to-
market constraints. Such systems often require voltage-level translation devices to allow interfacing between integrated circuit devices built from different process technologies. The selection of voltage level translation device depends on many factors and affects the performance and efficiency of a circuit application.

This paper discusses the need for voltage-level translation and methods of establishing voltage-level translation, as well as the variety of solutions Texas Instruments offers to meet customer requirements.