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Drivers per package 2 Receivers per package 2 Logic voltage (Min) (V) 3.3 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 250 Main supply voltage (Nom) (V) 3.3, 5 ESD HBM (kV) 15 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85, 0 to 70 Vout (Typ) (V) 5.4
Drivers per package 2 Receivers per package 2 Logic voltage (Min) (V) 3.3 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 250 Main supply voltage (Nom) (V) 3.3, 5 ESD HBM (kV) 15 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85, 0 to 70 Vout (Typ) (V) 5.4
SOIC (D) 16 59 mm² 9.9 x 6 SOIC (DW) 16 SOIC (DW) 16 77 mm² 7.52 x 10.28 SOIC (DW) 16 77 mm² 10.3 x 7.5 SSOP (DB) 16 SSOP (DB) 16 33 mm² 5.3 x 6.2 TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 4.4 x 5 TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 5 x 4.4
  • RS-232 Bus-terminal 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 kbit/s
  • Two drivers and two receivers
  • Low supply current: 300 µA Typical
  • External capacitors: 4 × 0.1 µF
  • Accepts 5-V logic input with 3.3-V supply
  • Alternative high-speed terminal-compatible devices (1 Mbit/s)
    • SN65C3232 (–40°C to 85°C)
    • SN75C3232 (0°C to 70°C)
  • RS-232 Bus-terminal 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 kbit/s
  • Two drivers and two receivers
  • Low supply current: 300 µA Typical
  • External capacitors: 4 × 0.1 µF
  • Accepts 5-V logic input with 3.3-V supply
  • Alternative high-speed terminal-compatible devices (1 Mbit/s)
    • SN65C3232 (–40°C to 85°C)
    • SN75C3232 (0°C to 70°C)

The MAX3232 device consists of two line drivers, two line receivers, and a dual charge-pump circuit with ±15-kV ESD protection terminal to terminal (serial-port connection terminals, 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. The devices operate at data signaling rates up to 250 kbit/s and a maximum of 30-V/µs driver output slew rate.

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The MAX3232 device consists of two line drivers, two line receivers, and a dual charge-pump circuit with ±15-kV ESD protection terminal to terminal (serial-port connection terminals, 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. The devices operate at data signaling rates up to 250 kbit/s and a maximum of 30-V/µs driver output slew rate.

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* Data sheet MAX3232 3-V to 5.5-V Multichannel RS-232 Line Driver and Receiver With ±15-kV ESD Protection datasheet (Rev. O) PDF | HTML 22 Jun 2021
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