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Parameters

Drivers per package 2 Receivers per package 2 Logic voltage (Min) (V) 5 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 250 Main supply voltage (Nom) (V) 5 ESD HBM (kV) 15 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85, 0 to 70 open-in-new Find other RS-232 transceivers

Package | Pins | Size

PDIP (N) 16 181 mm² 19.3 x 9.4 SOIC (D) 16 59 mm² 9.9 x 6 SOIC (DW) 16 77 mm² 7.52 x 10.28 SOIC (DW) 16 77 mm² 10.3 x 7.5 TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 4.4 x 5 TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 5 x 4.4 open-in-new Find other RS-232 transceivers

Features

  • Meets or Exceeds TIA/RS-232-F and ITU Recommendation V.28
  • ESD Protection for RS-232 Bus Pins
    • ±15-kV Human-Body Model (HBM)
    • ±8-kV IEC61000-4-2, Contact Discharge
    • ±15-kV IEC61000-4-2, Air-Gap Discharge
  • Operates From a Single 5-V Power Supply With 1-µF Charge-Pump Capacitors
  • Operates up to 250 kbit/s
  • Two Drivers and Two Receivers
  • Low Supply Current: 8 mA Typical
  • APPLICATIONS
    • TIA/RS-232-F
    • Battery-Powered Systems
    • Terminals
    • Modems
    • Computers

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Description

The MAX232E is a dual driver and receiver that includes a capacitive voltage generator to supply RS-232-F compliant voltage levels from a single 5-V supply. Each receiver converts RS-232 inputs to 5-V TTL/CMOS levels. This receiver has 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/RS-232-F levels.

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* Datasheet MAX232E Dual RS-232 Driver and Receiver With IEC61000-4-2 Protection datasheet (Rev. C) Aug. 25, 2016
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Technical articles Upgrading the standard: a better way to drive peripherals Jun. 20, 2014
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Technical articles Going for distance or going for speed on the RS-485 bus? Mar. 05, 2014

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