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Dual EIA-232 driver and receiver

Inventory: 23,441
Custom reel may be available

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Packaging information

Package | Pins SOIC (DW) | 16
Operating temperature range (°C) C (0 to 70)
Package qty | Carrier: 2,000 | LARGE T&R
Custom reel may be available
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Quality information

RoHS Yes
Lead finish / Ball material NIPDAU
MSL rating / Peak reflow Level-1-260C-UNLIM
Material content View
DPPM / MTBF / Fit rate View
Qualification summary View
Ongoing reliability monitoring View
Device marking View


  • Meets or Exceeds TIA/EIA-232-F and ITU Recommendation V.28
  • Operates From a Single 5-V Power Supply With 1.0-µF Charge-Pump Capacitors
  • Operates up to 120 kbit/s
  • Two Drivers and Two Receivers
  • ±30-V Input Levels
  • Low Supply Current: 8 mA Typical
  • ESD Protection Exceeds JESD 22
    • 2000-V Human-Body Model(A114-A)
  • Upgrade With Improved ESD (15-kV HBM) and 0.1-µF Charge-Pump Capacitors is Available With the MAX202 Device

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The MAX232 device is a dual driver/receiver that includes a capacitive voltage generatorto supply TIA/EIA-232-F voltage levels from a single 5-V supply. Each receiver convertsTIA/EIA-232-F inputs to 5-V TTL/CMOS levels. These receivers have a typical threshold of 1.3 V, atypical hysteresis of 0.5 V, and can accept ±30-V inputs. Each driver converts TTL/CMOS inputlevels into TIA/EIA-232-F levels.

Qty Price
1-99 $0.84
100-249 $0.65
250-999 $0.48
1,000+ $0.34

Alternative carriers

Part number MAX232DW
Package qty | Carrier 40 | TUBE
Inventory 22,519
Qty | Price (USD) 1ku | $0.40