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5-V Multichannel RS-232 Line Driver/Receiver with 15-kV ESD Protection


Package | PIN: DB | 28
Temp: I (-40 to 85)
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10-24 $1.80
25-99 $1.67
100-249 $1.46
250-499 $1.35
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  • ESD Protection for RS-232 Bus Pins
    • ±15-kV Human-Body Model (HBM)
  • Meets or Exceeds the Requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and ITU v.28 Standards
  • Operates at 5-V VCC Supply
  • Four Drivers and Five Receivers
  • Operates up to 120 kbit/s
  • Low Supply Current in Shutdown Mode . . . 15 µA Typ
  • External Capacitors . . . 4 × 0.1 F
  • Designed to Be Interchangeable With Maxim MAX213
  • Latch-Up Performance Exceeds 100 mA Per JESD 78, Class II
    • Battery-Powered Systems
    • PDAs
    • Notebooks
    • Laptops
    • Palmtop PCs
    • Hand-Held Equipment

Texas Instruments  MAX213IDBR

The MAX213 device consists of four line drivers, five line receivers, 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 5-V supply. The devices operate at data signaling rates up to 120 kbit/s and a maximum of 30-V/µs driver output slew rate.

The MAX213 has an active-low shutdown (SHDN) and an active-high enable control (EN). In shutdown mode, the charge pumps are turned off, V+ is pulled down to VCC, V– is pulled to GND, and the transmitter outputs are disabled. This reduces supply current typically to 1 µA. Two receivers of the MAX213 are active during shutdown.