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Anonymous
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In wiced sense shematics I saw that wiced sense using LTC4313

Why do we need a I2C expander?

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JacobT_81
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I2C busses are limited by their picofarad load. They generally max out at about 400pf. And each sensor generally carries a load in the range of 100pf. 

This expander allows for a larger picofarad load on the bus.

Sometimes these expanders are also used as voltage level shifters on the bus.

Jacob

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JacobT_81
Employee

I2C busses are limited by their picofarad load. They generally max out at about 400pf. And each sensor generally carries a load in the range of 100pf. 

This expander allows for a larger picofarad load on the bus.

Sometimes these expanders are also used as voltage level shifters on the bus.

Jacob

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