|Information||3.0V to 5.5V RS-232 2-driver/2-receiver with low-power shutdown|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||3.3, 5|
|No. of Tx||2|
|No. of Rx||2|
|Data Rate (kbps)||250|
|HBM ESD (kV)||15|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||8|
|Int. Charge Pump||✔|
|No. of Ext Caps||4|
|Nom Cap Value (µF)||0.1|
|Temperature Range (°C)||-40 to 85|
The SP3222EB/SP3232EB series is an RS-232 transceiver solution intended for portable or hand-held applications such as notebook or palmtop computers. The SP3222EB/SP3232EB series has a high-efficiency, charge-pump power supply that requires only 0.1μF capacitors in 3.3V operation. This charge pump allows the SP3222EB/SP3232EB series to deliver true RS-232 performance from a single power supply ranging from +3.0V to +5.5V. The SP3222EB/SP3232EB are 2-driver/2-receiver devices. This series is ideal for portable or hand-held applications such as notebook or palmtop computers. The ESD tolerance of the SP3222EB/SP3232EB devices are over +/-15kV for both Human Body Model and IEC1000- 4-2 Air discharge test methods. The SP3222EB device has a low-power shutdown mode where the devices' driver outputs and charge pumps are disabled. During shutdown, the supply current falls to less than 1μA.
- Meets true EIA/TIA-232-F Standards from a +3.0V to +5.5V power supply
- 250kbps Transmission Rate Under Load
- 1µA Low-Power Shutdown with Receivers Active
- Interoperable with RS-232 down to +2.7V power source
- Enhanced ESD Specifications:
- ±15kV Human Body Model
- ±15kV IEC1000-4-2 Air Discharge
- ±8kV IEC1000-4-2 Contact Discharge
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||SP3222EB/SP3232EB True +3.0V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceivers||1.0.9||July 2023||818.8 KB|
|Application Notes||RS-232 and RS-485 PCB Layout Application Note||R00||December 2022||2.8 MB|
|Application Notes||ANI-10, Charge Pump Capacitor Selection Guide for 3V RS-232 Products||B||December 2006||71.8 KB|
|Product Brochures||Interface Brochure||November 2023||3.7 MB|
Quality & RoHS
|Part Number||RoHS | Exempt||RoHS||Halogen Free||REACH||TSCA||MSL Rating / Peak Reflow||Package|
|SP3222EBEA-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L2 / 260ᵒC||SSOP20|
|SP3222EBEY-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||TSSOP20|
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Parts & Purchasing
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