|Information||5V Single-Supply RS-232 Drivers/Receivers with no external capacitors|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||5|
|No. of Tx||2|
|No. of Rx||2|
|HBM ESD (kV)||2|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||-|
|Data Rate (kbps)||120|
|Temperature Range (°C)||0 to 70, -40 to 85|
|Int. Charge Pump||✔|
|No. of Ext Caps||0|
|Nom Cap Value (µF)|
The SP233A / SP310A / SP312A devices are a family of line driver and receiver pairs that meets the specifications of RS-232 and V.28 serial protocols. The devices are pin-to-pin compatible with popular industry standard pinouts. The SP233A / SP310A / SP312A offer 120kbps data rate under load, small ceramic type 0.1μF charge pump capacitors and overall ruggedness for commercial applications. Features include MaxLinear's BiCMOS design allowing for low power operation without sacrificing performance. These devices are available in plastic DIP and SOIC Wide packages operating over the commercial and industrial temperature ranges.
- Operates from Single +5V Power Supply
- Meets All RS-232D and ITU V.28 Specifications
- No external capacitors required
- High Data Rate – 120Kbps Under Load
- Low Power CMOS – 3mA Operation
- No External Capacitors Required (SP233A)
- Enhanced ESD Protection (2kV Human Body Model)
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||SP233A Enhanced RS-232 Line Drivers/Receivers||1.0.2||May 2020||764.3 KB|
|Application Notes||RS-232 and RS-485 PCB Layout Application Note||R00||December 2022||2.8 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 2022||3.8 MB|
Quality & RoHS
|Part Number||RoHS | Exempt||RoHS||Halogen Free||REACH||TSCA||MSL Rating / Peak Reflow||Package|
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Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Suggested Replacement||Buy Now||Order Samples||PDN|
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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.
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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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