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Drivers per package 3 Receivers per package 2 Logic voltage (Min) (V) 3.3 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 250 Main supply voltage (Nom) (V) 2.5 Features Powerdown 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

SOIC (DW) 20 132 mm² 12.8 x 10.3 TSSOP (PW) 20 42 mm² 6.5 x 6.4 open-in-new Find other RS-232 transceivers

Features

  • VL Pin for Compatibility With Mixed-Voltage
    Systems Down to 2.5 V on Logic Side
  • Enhanced ESD Protection on RIN Inputs and DOUT Outputs
    • ±15-kV Human-Body Model
    • ±15-kV IEC 61000-4-2, Air-Gap Discharge
    • ±8-kV IEC 61000-4-2, Contact Discharge
  • Low 300-µA Supply Current
  • Specified 250-kbps Data Rate
  • 1-µA Low-Power Shutdown
  • Meets EIA/TIA-232 Specifications Down to 3 V
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Hand-Held Equipment
    • PDAs
    • Cell Phones
    • Battery-Powered Equipment
    • Data Cables

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Description

The MAX3386E is a three-driver and two-receiver RS-232 interface device, with split supply pins for mixed-signal operations. All RS-232 inputs and outputs are protected to ±15 kV using the IEC 61000-4-2 Air-Gap Discharge method, ±8 kV using the IEC 61000-4-2 Contact Discharge method, and ±15 kV using the Human-Body Model.

The charge pump requires only four small 0.1-µF capacitors for operation from a 3.3-V supply. The MAX3386E is capable of running at data rates up to 250 kbps, while maintaining RS-232-compliant output levels.

The MAX3386E has a unique VL pin that allows operation in mixed-logic voltage systems. Both driver in (DIN) and receiver out (ROUT) logic levels are pin programmable through the VL pin. The MAX3386E is available in a space-saving thin shrink small-outline package (TSSOP).

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* Datasheet RS-232 Transceiver With Split Supply Pin for Logic Side, MAX3386E datasheet (Rev. B) Mar. 31, 2011

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