|Information||RS-232/RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver with Internal Termination|
|Supported Protocols||RS232, V.28, RS485, RS422, V.24|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||3.3, 5|
|232 Tx / Rx||3 / 5|
|485 Tx / Rx||1 / 1|
|RS-232 Max Data Rate (Mbps)||1|
|RS-485/RS-422 Max Data Rate (Mbps)||20|
|HBM ESD (kV)||15|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||8|
|232 Full Handshake||✔|
|Slew Limit Pin||✔|
|Fault Tolerance (V)||-18 to 18|
|Max ICC (mA)||8|
|Temperature Range (°C)||0 to 70, -40 to 85|
The SP339 is an advanced multiprotocol transceiver supporting RS-232, RS-485, and RS-422 serial standards in a 40 pin QFN package. Integrated cable termination and four configuration modes allow all three protocols to be used interchangeably over a single cable or connector with no additional switching components. Full operation requires only four external charge pump capacitors.
The RS-485/422 modes feature one driver and one receiver (1TX/1RX) in both half and full duplex configurations. The RS-232 mode (3TX/5RX) provides full support of all eight signals commonly used with the DB9 RS-232 connector. A dedicated diagnostic loopback mode is also provided.
The high speed drivers operate up to 20Mbps in RS-485/422 modes, and up to 1Mbps in RS-232 mode. All drivers can be slew limited to 250kbps in any mode to minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI). All transmitter outputs and receiver inputs feature robust electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection to ±15kV Human Body Model (HBM) and ±8kV IEC-61000-4-2 Contact. Each receiver output has full fail-safe protection to avoid system lockup, oscillation, or indeterminate states by defaulting to logic-high output level when the inputs are open, shorted, or terminated but undriven. No external biasing resistors are required.
The RS-232 receiver inputs include a 5kΩ pull-down to ground. The RS-485/422 receiver inputs are high impedance (>96kΩ when termination is disabled), allowing up to 256 devices on a single communication bus (1/8th unit load).
The SP339E operates from a single power supply, either 3.3V or 5V, with low idle current (2mA typical in all modes). The shutdown mode consumes less than 10μA for low power standby operation.
- Pin selectable Cable Termination
- No external resistors required for RS-485/422 termination and biasing
- 3.3V or 5V Single Supply Operation
- Robust ESD Protection on bus pins
- ±15kV IEC 61000-4-2 (Air Gap)
- ± 8kV IEC 61000-4-2 (Contact)
- ±15kV Human Body Model (HBM)
- Max Data Rate of 20Mbps in RS-485/422 Modes and up to 1Mbps in RS-232 Modes
- Pin selectable 250kbps Slew Limiting
- 3 Drivers, 5 Receivers RS-232/V.28
- 1 Driver, 1 Receiver RS-485/422
- Full and Half Duplex Configuration
- 1/8th Unit Load, up to 256 receivers on bus
- RS-485/422 Enhanced Failsafe for open, shorted, or terminated but idle inputs
- Space saving 6mm x 6mm QFN-40 Package
- Pin compatible with SP338E
- Dual Protocol Serial Ports (RS-232 or RS-485/422)
- Industrial Computers
- Industrial and Process Control Equipment
- Point-Of-Sale Equipment
- Networking Equipment
- HVAC Controls Equipment
- Building Security and Automation Equipment
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||RS-232/RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver with Internal Termination||1.0.7||May 2020||1.9 MB|
|Application Notes||Advantages of Designing with Multi-Protocol Transceivers Application Note||R00||September 2023||2.5 MB|
|Application Notes||DAN-190, MaxLinear UARTs in RS-485 Applications||R01||July 2023||2.4 MB|
|Application Notes||RS-232 and RS-485 PCB Layout Application Note||R00||December 2022||2.8 MB|
|Application Notes||ANI-22, Enhanced Receiver Failsafe Implementation In Dual Protocol SP339 and XR34350 Serial Transceivers||January 2017||916.8 KB|
|User Guides & Manuals||XR21B1420 Evaluation Board User’s Manual||1B||January 2020||1.2 MB|
|Product Brochures||Interface Brochure||November 2023||3.7 MB|
|Schematics & Design Files||XR21B1420/1421 Evaluation Board Design Files||REV 10||June 2016||386.5 KB|
Quality & RoHS
|Part Number||RoHS | Exempt||RoHS||Halogen Free||REACH||TSCA||MSL Rating / Peak Reflow||Package|
|SP339EER1-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L3 / 260ᵒC||QFN40 6x6 OPT1|
|SP339EER1-L||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L3 / 260ᵒC||QFN40 6x6 OPT1|
Click on the links above to download the Certificate of Non-Use of Hazardous Substances.
Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Suggested Replacement||Buy Now||Order Samples||PDN|
|SP339ECR1-L||QFN40 6x6 OPT1||0||70||OBS||SP339EER1-L|
|SP339ECR1-L/TR||QFN40 6x6 OPT1||0||70||OBS||SP339ECR1-L|
|SP339EER1-L||QFN40 6x6 OPT1||-40||85||Active||Order|
|SP339EER1-L/TR||QFN40 6x6 OPT1||-40||85||Active||Order|
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NRND (Not Recommended for New Designs) - the part is not recommended for new designs.
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For RS-232 it is 50 feet (15 meters), or the cable length equal to a capacitance of 2500 pF, at a maximum transmission rate of 19.2kbps. When we reduce the baud rate, it allows for longer cable length. For Example:
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Maximum RS-232 Cable Length (ft)
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How to Design a Multiprotocol System using Only 1 Connector
Industrial networks support multiple serial interfaces such as RS-485 and RS-232. Using a multiprotocol transceiver enables industrial equipment to support both protocols using only one connector. Enabling both smaller and lower cost equipment designs. This video describes how to design multiprotocol systems using only one connector.