Features and Benefits
- For Smaller Packaging:
- MAX3228/MAX3229: +2.5V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceivers in UCSP™
- For Low-Voltage or Data Cable Applications:
- MAX3380E/MAX3381E: +2.35V to +5.5V, 1µA, 2 Tx/2 Rx RS-232 Transceivers with ±15kV ESD-Protected I/O and Logic Pins
- For Integrated ESD Protection:
- MAX3222E/MAX3232E/MAX3237E/MAX3241E/MAX3246E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, Down to 10nA, +3.0V to +5.5V, Up to 1Mbps, True RS-232 Transceivers (MAX3246E Available in UCSP)
The MAX3224–MAX3227/MAX3244/MAX3245 are 3V-powered EIA/TIA-232 and V.28/V.24 communications interfaces with automatic shutdown/wakeup features and high data-rate capabilities.
All devices achieve a 1µA supply current using Maxim's revolutionary AutoShutdown Plus™ feature. These devices automatically enter a low-power shutdown mode when the RS-232 cable is disconnected or the transmitters of the connected peripherals are inactive, and the UART driving the transmitter inputs is inactive for more than 30 seconds. They turn on again when they sense a valid transition at any transmitter or receiver input. AutoShutdown Plus saves power without changes to the existing BIOS or operating system.
The MAX3225/MAX3227/MAX3245 also feature MegaBaud™ operation, guaranteeing 1Mbps for highspeed applications such as communicating with ISDN modems. The MAX3224/MAX3226/MAX3244 guarantee 250kbps operation. The transceivers have a proprietary low-dropout transmitter output stage enabling true RS-232 performance from a +3.0V to +5.5V supply with a dual charge pump. The charge pump requires only four small 0.1µF capacitors for operation from a 3.3V supply. The MAX3224-MAX3227 feature a logic-level output (READY) that asserts when the charge pump is regulating and the device is ready to begin transmitting.
All devices are available in a space-saving TSSOP and SSOP packages.
- Battery-Powered Equipment
- Cell Phones
- Handheld Equipment
- Notebook, Subnotebook, and Palmtop Computers
Product Lifecycle Production
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.
Documentation & Resources
MAX3226 Reliability Data1/12/202333K
Reduce the Chances of Human Error: Part 2, Super Amps and Filters for Analog Interface3/8/2011
Oops...Practical ESD Protection vs. Foolhardy Placebos3/2/2011
Determining Clock Accuracy Requirements for UART Communications8/7/2003
Analog Devices Leads the Way in ESD Protection10/3/2000
ESD Protection for I/O Ports3/13/2000
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