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3-V to 5.5-V multichannel RS-232 line driver & receiver


Package | PIN: TSSOP (PW) | 16
Temp: C (0 to 70)
Carrier: Partial Tube
Qty Price
1-9 $2.00
10-24 $1.80
25-99 $1.67
100-249 $1.45
250-499 $1.34
500-749 $1.13
750-999 $0.92
1000+ $0.85


  • 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 to85°C)
    • SN75C3232 (0°C to 70°C)

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Texas Instruments  MAX3232CPW

The MAX3232 device consists of two line drivers, two line receivers, and a dualcharge-pump circuit with ±15-kV ESD protection terminal to terminal (serial-port connectionterminals, including GND). The device meets the requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and provides theelectrical interface between an asynchronous communication controller and the serial-portconnector. The charge pump and four small external capacitors allow operation from a single 3-V to5.5-V supply. The devices operate at data signaling rates up to 250 kbit/s and a maximum of 30-V/µsdriver output slew rate.