Features and Benefits

  • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
    • High ESD Protection
      • ±20kV HBM ESD per JEDEC JS-001-2012
      • ±15kV Air Gap per IEC 61000-4-2
      • ±8kV Contact ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
    • Short-Circuit Protected Outputs
    • True Fail-Safe Receiver Prevents False Transition on Receiver Input Short or Open Events
    • Hot-Swap Capability Eliminates False Transitions During Power-Up or Hot Insertion
  • High-Speed Data Rates up to 20Mbps
  • Up to -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature
  • Allows Up to 128 Transceivers on the Bus

Product Details

Devices in the MAX3483AE family (MAX3483AE/MAX3485AE/MAX3488AE/MAX3490AE/MAX3491AE) are ±20kV ESD-protected RS-485/422 transceivers, optimized for extended cable runs in noisy environments. All devices operate from a single 3.3V supply.

The MAX3483AE and MAX3485AE are half-duplex transceivers. The MAX3488AE, MAX3490AE, and MAX3491AE are full-duplex transceivers. The MAX3483AE/85AE have a 1-unit load receiver input impedance, allowing up to 32 transceivers on the bus. The MAX3488AE/90AE/91AE have a 1/4-unit load receiver input impedance, allowing up to 128 transceivers on the bus. Each transceiver includes a fail-safe receiver, ensuring that the receiver output (RO) is high when inputs are shorted, open, or connected to a three-state bus.

The MAX3483AE, MAX3485AE, MAX3488AE, and MAX3490AE are available in industry standard 8-pin SO package, while the MAX3491AE is available in a 14-pin SO package.

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  • Industrial-Control Local Area Networks
  • Telecommuncations
  • Transceivers for EMI-Sensitive Applications

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