Offering fewer traces and pins for easier design work, the FXMA108 logic translator resolves compatibility issues in mixed voltage environments. The device includes an auto-direction feature that eliminates the need for a direction control pin. Features include an operating range from 1.65V to 5.5V, the ability to handle over-voltage surges up to 7V, and a compact 20-pin DQFN package. Price is $0.73 each/1,000. FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR, San Jose, CA. (800) 341-0392.