|Information||5V, 4-driver/4-receiver RS-232, uses small 0.1ÂµF Capacitors|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||5|
|No. of Tx||4|
|No. of Rx||4|
|HBM ESD (kV)||15|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||8|
|Data Rate (kbps)||120|
|Temperature Range (°C)||0 to 70, -40 to 85|
|Int. Charge Pump||✔|
|No. of Ext Caps||4|
|Nom Cap Value (µF)||0.1|
The 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 MaxLinear 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
- 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
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||SP206/207/208/211 +5V RS-232 Serial Transceivers||1.0.2||August 2021||1.4 MB|
|Application Notes||ANI-19, Selecting Charge Pump Capacitors for Serial RS-232 Transceivers||D||July 2006||386.8 KB|
|Product Brochures||Interface Brochure||October 2019||1.3 MB|
Quality & RoHS
Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Suggested Replacement||Buy Now||Order Samples||PDN|
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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:
Baud Rate (bps)
Maximum RS-232 Cable Length (ft)
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