DescriptionThe SP206, SP207, SP208 and SP211 are multi-channel RS-232 line transceivers in a variety of configurations to fit most communication needs. All models in this series feature low-power CMOS construction and Exar Patented (5,306,954) on-board charge pump circuitry to generate the +/-10V RS-232 voltage levels, using 0.1μF charge pump capacitors to save board space and reduce circuit cost. The SP206 and SP211 models feature a low-power shutdown mode which reduces power sup- ply drain to 1 μA.
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- Meets All EIA-232 and ITU V.28
- Single +5V Supply Operation
- 3mA Typical Static Supply Current
- 4 x 0.1μF External Charge Pump Capacitors
- Typical 230kbps Transmission Rates
- Standard SOIC and SSOP Footprints
- 1μA Shutdown Mode (SP211E & SP213E)
- Two Wake-Up Receivers (SP213E)
- Tri-State/Rx Enable (SP211E & SP213E)
- Improved ESD Specifications:
- ±15kV Human Body Model
- ±15kV IEC1000-4-2 Air Discharge
- ±8kV IEC1000-4-2 Contact Discharge
Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||RoHS||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Buy Now||Order Samples|
Active - the part is released for sale, standard product.
EOL (End of Life) - the part is no longer being manufactured, there may or may not be inventory still in stock.
CF (Contact Factory) - the part is still active but customers should check with the factory for availability. Longer lead-times may apply.
PRE (Pre-introduction) - the part has not been introduced or the part number is an early version available for sample only.
OBS (Obsolete) - the part is no longer being manufactured and may not be ordered.
NRND (Not Recommended for New Designs) - the part is not recommended for new designs.
|12/12/2018||Product Discontinuation Notice||PDN-18010A Multiple Product Discontinuation Notification_-1033.pdf|
|07/11/2017||Product Discontinuation Notification||PDN_17-0623-01-1033.pdf|
|07/11/2017||Product Discontinuation Notification||PDN_17-0626-02-1033.pdf|
|02/15/2017||Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, ANST.||PCN 16-1149-02 ANST-1033.pdf|
|02/14/2017||Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, GREATEK, Taiwan.||PCN 17-0102-01 Greatek-1033.pdf|
|08/11/2016||Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, JCET.||PCN 16-0521-05 JCET-1033.pdf|
|07/26/2016||Product discontinuation notification. Discontinued.||PDN 16-0626-01-1033.pdf|
|11/16/2015||Updated information subsequent to original published PCN 15-0625-02 on 09/29/2015. Addendum: Update to package marking.||PCN 15-0625-02A UPDATE-1033.pdf|
|09/29/2015||Greatek as alternate assembly site Addition of an alternate production site, Greatek, Taiwan for 16L, 24L and 28L SOICW||PCN 15-0625-02 16L-24L-28L SOICW Greatek-1033.pdf|
|07/26/2013||5-inch wafer with PSG 10KÅ passivation Material and other (foundry 6 inch wafer qualification) changes.||PCN_13-0507-02-1033.pdf|
|07/02/2013||Qualified copper wire bonding assembly in addition to currently qualified gold wire bonding assembly in Carsem. Material change.||PCN_12-1129-01-1033.pdf|
|08/24/2012||Material Change - Bond wire is changed from gold to copper. To update our manufacturing to be compatible with current industry standards and maintain capacity.||PCN_12-0712-05-1033.pdf|
|05/10/2011||Product Discontinuation Notice. Discontinued due to low market demand.||PDN_11-0510-01-1033.pdf|
|07/30/2010||Process Change. Capacity enhancement.||PCN_10-0715-01-1033.pdf|
|05/19/2009||Notice of Obsolescence Discontinued by Exar Corporation due to low market demand||PDN 081126-01-1033.pdf|
|11/26/2008||Notice of Obsolescence Package Discontinuation Notice||PDN_081126-01-1033.pdf|
|02/28/2007||Product Obsolescence Letter and Discontinuation Notification. Discontinued.||POL_022807-1033.pdf|
|05/08/2006||Announcing transfer of certain Power Management and Interface Products from Hillview fabrication facility to wafer foundary Episil. See attached Product List Power Management and Interface products as listed are being transfer to external wafer foundry, due to cessation of operations of the sipex Hillview Fabrication manufacturing site||PCN-06-0130-09a-1033.pdf|
|02/02/2006||Announcing transfer of certain Power Management and Interface Products from Hillview fabrication facility to wafer foundary Episil. See attached Product List Power Management and Interface products as listed are being transfer to external wafer foundry, due to cessation of operations of the sipex Hillview Fabrication manufacturing site||PCN-06-0130-09-1033.pdf|
Frequently Asked Questions
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:
Baud Rate (bps)
Maximum RS-232 Cable Length (ft)
In this example, we looked for XRA1201. When you hover over it, it will turn grey and you can click anywhere in the grey box. This brings you to the product page. For example:
Click on Parts & Purchasing, highlighted in yellow above. The screen changes to:
Notice the status column and the “Show obsolete parts” link:
A legend tells you the definition of the different statuses. Click on the “Show obsolete parts” link to see EOL or OBS part numbers along with the Active part numbers:
Another method to find out if a part is OBS or EOL is to click on SUPPORT:
And then Product Change Notifications
Type the part into the search, and click on one of the part numbers from the drop down menu. Then you can look for the Product Discontinuation Notice, which generally is at the top of the list, for example:
If you see this, it tells you that this particular orderable part has been discontinued and when the last order date is, or was. If you click on the file, then you can view the notice we sent about this if you purchased the part in the recent past. It may also advise of a replacement part. When an orderable part first becomes discontinued, Product Discontinuation Notices are sent are sent to those who have purchased the parts in the recent past, if purchased directly, with a dated opportunity to place a last order.