RS-232 transceivers

Increase system protection and data rates while lowering power consumption

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Enhance RS-232 signaling reliability with our portfolio of transceivers with high-ESD protection. These integrated solutions feature wide voltage ranges down to 1.8 V and a variety of channel configurations and data rates for reliable communication in harsh environments.

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High-ESD transceivers

Design for harsh environments and save board space using our RS-232 transceivers with integrated IEC-ESD 61000-4-2 support up to ±15-kV air-gap discharge, ±8-kV CDM and ±15-kV HBM.

High data rate transceivers

Optimize applications requiring data rates up to 1 Mbps using RS-232 transceivers with a wide range of channel configurations.

Low-voltage transceivers

Design for small battery-powered applications with RS-232 transceivers in QFN packages as small as 16 mm2 and compatible with 1.8-V processor interfaces.


Multichannel RS-232 compatible line driver/receiver (3T/5R) with 15-kV IEC ESD protection

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 1.07

Technical resources

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How the RS-232 transceiver’s regulated charge-pump circuitry works
Learn how the RS-232 transceiver's regulated charge-pump circuitry works and how the output voltage is regulated based on it.
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How to choose a TVS diode for RS-232, RS-485 and CAN based on voltage ratings
Learn about voltage parameters and the proper types of TVS diodes for RS-232, RS-485 and Controller Area Network (CAN) applications.
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Active RS-232 power consumption: Why isn’t it in the data sheet?
Learn how while most new RS-232 devices will have at least one active current or power specification, there are many with none.

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