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Sourcing and sinking currents for AT89S51

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sam288

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This may seem like a really stupid question..but how do we know what is the maximum current a micro controller can source or sink for logic 0 and 1....there are various currents given in the datasheet.. but i dont know which ones to read...
Can anybody tell me the values for AT89S51..
 

Wond3rboy

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Page 20 of the attached datasheet has the current ratings with respect to port pins as well as ports.

Sink current is Iol i-e current o/p low.

Source:Maximum DC o/p current is listed on the same page.
 

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