|Information||3-Driver / 5-Receiver Intelligent +3.0V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceiver|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||3.3, 5|
|No. of Tx||3|
|No. of Rx||5|
|HBM ESD (kV)||15|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||8|
|Data Rate (kbps)||1000|
|Temperature Range (°C)||-40 to 85|
|Int. Charge Pump||✔|
|No. of Ext Caps||4|
|Nom Cap Value (µF)||0.1|
The MxL83947 device is a 3 driver/5 receiver RS-232 transceiver intended for portable or hand-held applications such as notebook and industrial computers. The MxL83947 includes one complementary receiver that remains alert to monitor an external device’s Ring Indicate signal while the device is shut down. The device is optimized for high speed with data rates up to 1Mbps, and low propagation delays and channel to channel skew, easily meeting the demands of high-performance RS-232 applications. The MxL83947 uses an internal high-efficiency charge-pump power supply that requires only 0.1µF capacitors for operation. This charge pump and MaxLinear’s driver architecture allow the device to deliver compliant RS-232 performance from a single power supply ranging from +3.0V to +5.5V. The AUTO-ONLINE® feature allows the device to automatically wake up during a shutdown state when an RS-232 cable is connected and a connected peripheral is turned on. Otherwise, the device automatically shuts itself down, drawing less than 0.8µA.
- Industry standard pinout
- Meets true EIA/TIA-232-F Standards from a +3.0V to +5.5V power supply
- 1Mbps data rate
- AUTO-ONLINE® circuitry automatically wakes up from a 0.8µA shutdown
- Regulated charge pump yields stable RS-232 outputs regardless of VCC variations
- Enhanced ESD specifications:
- ±15kV Human Body Model
- ±15kV IEC1000-4-2 Air Discharge
- ±8kV IEC1000-4-2 Contact Discharge
- Ideal for high-speed RS-232 applications
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||MxL83947 3-Driver / 5-Receiver Intelligent +3.0V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceiver||01||July 2022||354 KB|
|Product Brochures||Interface Brochure||October 2019||1.3 MB|
Quality & RoHS
Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Buy Now||Order Samples|
|MxL83947-AQB-R||QFN32 5x5 OPT1||-40||85||Active||Order|
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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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