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Number of receivers 1 Number of transmitters 1 Duplex Half Supply voltage (Nom) (V) 5 Signaling rate (Max) (Mbps) 0.25 IEC 61000-4-2 contact (+/- kV) 12 Fault protection (V) -18 to 18 Common mode range -7 to 12 Number of nodes 256 Features Auto polarity, IEC ESD protection Isolated No ICC (Max) (mA) 0.9 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other RS-485 & RS-422 transceivers

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SOIC (D) 8 19 mm² 4.9 x 3.9 open-in-new Find other RS-485 & RS-422 transceivers


  • Exceeds Requirements of EIA-485 Standard
  • Bus-Polarity Correction Within 76 ms (tFS)
  • Data Rate: 300 bps to 250 kbps
  • Works With Two Configurations:
    • Failsafe Resistors Only
    • Failsafe and Differential Termination Resistors
  • Up to 256 Nodes on a Bus (1/8 Unit Load)
  • SOIC-8 Package for Backward Compatibility
  • Bus-Pin Protection:
    • ±16 kV HBM protection
    • ±12 kV IEC61000-4-2 Contact Discharge
    • +4 kV IEC61000-4-4 Fast Transient Burst

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The SN65HVD888 is a low-power RS-485 transceiver with automatic bus-polarity correction and transient protection. Upon hot plug-in, the device detects and corrects the bus polarity within the first 76 ms of bus idling. On-chip transient protection protects the device against IEC61000 ESD and EFT transients. This device has robust drivers and receivers for demanding industrial applications. The bus pins are robust to electrostatic discharge (ESD) events, with high levels of protection to Human-Body Model (HBM), Air-Gap Discharge, and Contact Discharge specifications.

The device combines a differential driver and a differential receiver, which operate together from a single 5-V power supply. The driver differential outputs and the receiver differential inputs are connected internally to form a bus port suitable for half-duplex (two-wire bus) communication. The device features a wide common-mode voltage range making the device suitable for multi-point applications over long cable runs. The SN65HVD888 is available in an SOIC-8 package, and is characterized from –40°C to 125°C.

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* Data sheet SN65HVD888 Bus-Polarity Correcting RS-485 Transceiver With IEC-ESD Protection datasheet (Rev. C) Jan. 03, 2018
Technical article How much loading can an auto-polarity RS-485 bus support? May 24, 2018
Technical article Power a RS-485 transceiver with a high efficiency flyback converter Dec. 27, 2017
Application note Correcting cross-wire faults in modern e-metering networks Oct. 28, 2013

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Hardware development

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The RS-485 half-duplex evaluation module (EVM) helps designers evaluate device performance, supporting fast development and analysis of data-transmission systems using any of the SN65HVD1x, SN65HVD2x, SN65HVD7x, SN65HVD8x and SN65HVD96 half-duplex transceivers. The EVM board comes without the RS-485 (...)

The EVM lets you quickly, easily and accurately evaluate TI's family of RS-485 products.

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  • Screw-type SMA jacks and Bergstik headers serve as the I/O connections
  • Banana jacks serve as the DC power input terminals

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Reference designs

Isolated auto-polarity RS-485 transceiver reference design
TIDA-00263 This reference design demonstrates an isolated RS-485 bus node with automatic correction of a reversed bus signal polarity caused by cross-wire faults. The design provides transient protection protecting the signal path against ESD, EFT, and surge transients specified in the IEC 61000 family of (...)
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