Features and Benefits

  • TIA/EIA RS-485/RS-422 compliant
  • ESD protection on RS-485 I/O pins
  • ±15 kV human body model
  • Data rates: 250 kbps
  • Half-duplex options
  • Reduced slew rates for low EMI
  • −7 V to +12 V common-mode input range
  • Thermal shutdown and short-circuit protection
  • 8-lead SOIC packages

Product Details

The ADM485E/ADM487E/ADM1487E are 5 V low power data transceivers with ±15 kV ESD protection suitable for halfduplex communication on multipoint bus transmission lines. They are designed for balanced data transmission and comply with TIA/EIA standards RS-485 and RS-422. The ADM487E and the ADM1487E have a 1/4 unit load receiver input impedance that allows up to 128 transceivers on a bus, while the ADM485E allow up to 32 transceivers on a bus. Since only one driver is enabled at any time, the output of a disabled or powerdown driver is three-stated to avoid overloading the bus.

The driver outputs are slew rate-limited in order to reduce EMI and data errors caused by reflections from improperly terminated buses. Excessive power dissipation caused by bus contention or output shorting is prevented with a thermal shutdown circuit. The parts are fully specified over the industrial temperature ranges and are available in 8-lead SOIC packages


  • Energy/power metering
  • Lighting systems
  • Industrial control
  • Telecommunications
  • Security systems
  • Instrumentation
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    At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

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