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Drivers per package 1 Receivers per package 1 Logic voltage (Min) (V) 3.3 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 250 Main supply voltage (Nom) (V) 3.3, 5 Features Auto-Powerdown ESD HBM (kV) 15 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85, 0 to 70 Vout (Typ) (V) 5.4
Drivers per package 1 Receivers per package 1 Logic voltage (Min) (V) 3.3 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 250 Main supply voltage (Nom) (V) 3.3, 5 Features Auto-Powerdown ESD HBM (kV) 15 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85, 0 to 70 Vout (Typ) (V) 5.4
SSOP (DB) 16 48 mm² 6.2 x 7.8 TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 5 x 4.4 TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 4.4 x 5
  • RS-232 Bus-pin ESD protection exceeds ±15 kV using human body model (HBM)
  • Meets or exceeds the requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and ITU V.28 standards
  • Operates with 3-V to 5.5-V VCC supply
  • Operates up to 250 kbps
  • One driver and one receiver
  • Low standby current: 1 µA typical
  • External capacitors: 4 × 0.1 µF
  • Accepts 5-V logic input with 3.3-V supply
  • Alternative high-speed pin-compatible device (1 Mbps)
    • SNx5C3221
  • Automatic power-down feature automatically disables drivers for power savings
  • RS-232 Bus-pin ESD protection exceeds ±15 kV using human body model (HBM)
  • Meets or exceeds the requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and ITU V.28 standards
  • Operates with 3-V to 5.5-V VCC supply
  • Operates up to 250 kbps
  • One driver and one receiver
  • Low standby current: 1 µA typical
  • External capacitors: 4 × 0.1 µF
  • Accepts 5-V logic input with 3.3-V supply
  • Alternative high-speed pin-compatible device (1 Mbps)
    • SNx5C3221
  • Automatic power-down feature automatically disables drivers for power savings

The MAX3221 device consists of one line driver, one line receiver with dedicated enable pin, and a dual charge-pump circuit with ±15-kV ESD protection pin to pin (serial-port connection pins, including GND). The device meets the requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and provides the electrical interface between an asynchronous communication controller and the serial-port connector. The charge pump and four small external capacitors allow operation from a single 3-V to 5.5-V supply. These devices operate at data signaling rates up to 250 kbps and a maximum of 30-V/µs driver output slew rate.

Flexible control options for power management are available when the serial port is inactive. The automatic power-down feature functions when FORCEON is low and FORCEOFF is high. During this mode of operation, if the device does not sense a valid RS-232 signal on the receiver input, the driver output is disabled and the supply current is reduced to 1 µA. The INVALID output notifies the user if an RS-232 signal is present at the receiver input.

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The MAX3221 device consists of one line driver, one line receiver with dedicated enable pin, and a dual charge-pump circuit with ±15-kV ESD protection pin to pin (serial-port connection pins, including GND). The device meets the requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and provides the electrical interface between an asynchronous communication controller and the serial-port connector. The charge pump and four small external capacitors allow operation from a single 3-V to 5.5-V supply. These devices operate at data signaling rates up to 250 kbps and a maximum of 30-V/µs driver output slew rate.

Flexible control options for power management are available when the serial port is inactive. The automatic power-down feature functions when FORCEON is low and FORCEOFF is high. During this mode of operation, if the device does not sense a valid RS-232 signal on the receiver input, the driver output is disabled and the supply current is reduced to 1 µA. The INVALID output notifies the user if an RS-232 signal is present at the receiver input.

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* Data sheet MAX3221 3-V to 5.5-V RS-232 Line Driver and Receiver With ±15-kV ESD Protection datasheet (Rev. P) 19 Jul 2021

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