DescriptionThe SP3203E provides a RS-232 transceiver solution for portable and hand-held applica- tions such as palmtops, PDA's and cell phones. The SP3203E uses an internal high- efficiency, charge-pump that requires only 0.1μF capacitors during 3.3V operation. This charge pump and Sipex's driver architecture allow the SP3203E to deliver compliant RS-232 performance from a single power supply ranging from +3.0V to +5.5V.
The SP3203E is a 3-driver/2-receiver device, with a unique VL pin to program the TTL input and output logic levels to allow interoperation in mixed-logic voltage systems such as PDA's and cell phones. Receiver outputs will not exceed VL for VOH and transmitter input logic levels are scaled by the magnitude of the VL input.
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- 3 Driver/ 2 Receiver Architecture
- Logic selector function (VL) sets TTL input/output levels for mixed logic systems
- Meets true EIA/TIA-232-F Standards from a +3.0V to +5.5V power supply
- Interoperable with EIA/TIA-232 and adheres to EIA/TIA-562 down to a +2.7V power source
- Minimum 250Kbps data rate under load
- 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
- Cell phone Data Cables
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.
|07/11/2017||Product Discontinuation Notification||PDN_17-0626-02-1033.pdf|
|05/10/2017||Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, JCET.||PCN 17-0208-03 JCET-1033.pdf|
|03/17/2017||Qualification of copper wire bonding assembly in Carsem.||PCN 17-0310-01 Carsem Cu-1033.pdf|
|02/15/2017||Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, ANST.||PCN 16-1149-02 ANST-1033.pdf|
|07/26/2016||Product discontinuation notification. Discontinued.||PDN 16-0626-01-1033.pdf|
|01/11/2016||Alternate foundry Addition of Silan as an alternate foundry.||pcn 15-0940-02 silan-1033.pdf|
|07/03/2013||Addition of qualified 6 inch wafer processing line in Episil, in addition to the currently qualified 5 inch wafer processing line. Other change (foundry 6 inch wafer qualification).||PCN_13-0507-01-1033.pdf|
|03/08/2012||Wafer Fabrication Facility Wafer foundry request.||PCAN_12-0206-01-1033.pdf|
|06/06/2011||Material Change: Convert all products in 20ld TSSOP package to Green (halogen-free) material using the same Bill of Material as 16ld TSSOP. Migrating to green environment and material standardization.||PCN_11-0516-01-1033.pdf|
|07/15/2010||Change in packing quantity per reel and also carrier tape width/pitch. Standardization||PCN_10-0706-02-1033.pdf|
|02/28/2007||Product Obsolescence Letter and Discontinuation Notification. Discontinued.||POL_022807-1033.pdf|
|06/26/2006||Amendment of PCN transferring certain Power Management and Interface Products from Hillview fabrication and facility to wafer foundary Episil instead of Silan. 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 06-0130-03a-1033.pdf|
|02/02/2006||Announcing transfer of certain Power Management and Interface Products from Hillview fabrication and facility to wafer foundary Silan. 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-06-0130-03-1033.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)
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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
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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.