The MM74HCT244 is a 3-STATE buffer utilizing advanced silicon-gate CMOS technology and is a general purpose high speed non-inverting buffer. It has high drive current outputs which enable high speed operation even when driving large bus capacitances. These circuits achieve speeds comparable to low power Schottky devices, while retaining the low power consumption of CMOS. It is TTL input compatible and has a fanout of 15 LS-TTL equivalent inputs.
MM74HCT devices are intended to interface between TTL and NMOS components and standard CMOS devices. These parts are also plug-in replacements for LS-TTL devices and can be used to reduce power consumption in existing designs. The MM74HCT244 has two active low enables (1G and 2G), and each enable independently controls 4 buffers. All inputs are protected from damage due to static discharge by diodes to VCC and Ground.