The device has the SAME FUNCTIONALITY/PINOUT as the compared device but includes enhanced IEC61000-4-2 ESD Protection.
TI recommends MAX232E in new designs. The MAX232E is an improved direct drop-in replacement for the MAX232
- The device is an EXACT EQUIVALENT in functionality and parametrics to the compared device.
The MAX232 device is a dual driver/receiver that includes a capacitive voltage generator to supply TIA/EIA-232-F voltage levels from a single 5-V supply. Each receiver converts TIA/EIA-232-F inputs to 5-V TTL/CMOS levels. These receivers have a typical threshold of 1.3 V, a typical hysteresis of 0.5 V, and can accept ±30-V inputs. Each driver converts TTL/CMOS input levels into TIA/EIA-232-F levels.
Meets or Exceeds TIA/EIA-232-F and ITU Recommendation V.28
Operates From a Single 5-V Power Supply With 1.0-µF Charge-Pump Capacitors
Operates up to 120 kbit/s
Two Drivers and Two Receivers
±30-V Input Levels
Low Supply Current: 8 mA Typical
ESD Protection Exceeds JESD 22
2000-V Human-Body Model (A114-A)
Upgrade With Improved ESD (15-kV HBM) and 0.1-µF Charge-Pump Capacitors is Available With the MAX202 Device