Features and Benefits

  • High ESD Protection Provides Increases Equipment Uptime
    • ±35kV Human Body Model (HBM) per JEDEC JS-001-2012
    • ±20kV Air Gap Discharge per IEC 61000-4-2
    • ±12kV Contact Discharge per IEC 61000-4-2
  • Integrated Features Increases Robustness
    • Large 170mV Receiver Hysteresis (MAX14840) for High Receiver Noise Tolerance
    • True Fail Safe Receiver Input (MAX14841E) Keeps Receiver Output Logic-High Upon Shorts and Open On Receiver Input
    • Thermal Self-Protection Shutdown at 160°C Junction Temperature
    • High Industrial -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range/-40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature Range
    • Hot Swap Capability Eliminates False Transition During Power-Up or Hot Insertion
  • Low Current Reduces Power Requirements
    • 10µA (max) Shutdown Current
    • 1.5mA (typ) Supply Current
    • 3.3V Supply Voltage
  • Available in Industry Standard 8-Pin SO or Space-Saving 8-Pin TDFN-EP (3mm x 3mm) Packages

Product Details

The MAX14840E/MAX14841E are +3.3V ESD-protected transceivers intended for half-duplex RS-485 communication up to 40Mbps. These transceivers are optimized for high speeds over extended cable runs while maximizing tolerance to noise.

The MAX14840E features symmetrical fail-safe and larger receiver hysteresis, providing improved noise rejection and improved recovered signals in high-speed and long cable applications. The MAX14841E has true fail-safe receiver inputs guaranteeing a logic-high receiver output when inputs are shorted or open.

The MAX14840E/MAX14841E are available in 8-pin SO and small, 8-pin (3mm x 3mm) TDFN-EP packages. Both devices operate over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.


  • Backplane Buses
  • Fieldbus Networks
  • HVAC Networks
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Motion Controllers

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