I am using BeagleBoard-xM GPIO outputs to drive some DC motors with the help of L293D IC. The problem is that there is a difference between voltage levels. The GPIO outputs only supply 1.8V while L293D needs at least 4.5V for logic high. So I need a unidirectional voltage level shifting. I have BS170 N-channel FETs for this purpose. However I am not good at semiconductors. What is the proper configuration for the transistor? Do I have to use any additional components?
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