DescriptionThe 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.
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- Meets true EIA/TIA-232-F Standards from a +3.0V to +5.5V power supply
- 250kbps Transmission Rate Under Load
- 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
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.
|07/21/2017||Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, ANST.||PCN 17-0626-01 ANST-1033.pdf|
|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|
|02/23/2017||Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, ANST, China.||PCN 16-1149-02-01 ANST-1033.pdf|
|02/15/2017||Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, ANST.||PCN 16-1149-02 ANST-1033.pdf|
|01/16/2017||Material Change. ANST qualified Mitsui as alternate lead frame supplier for TSSOP16L package, in addition to current qualified lead frame supplier FULL RIVER.||PCN 16-0835-05 Mitsui lead frame-1033.pdf|
|08/12/2016||Addition of an alternate qualified location, JCET, for assembly using copper wire bonding.||PCN 16-0522-03 JCET-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|
|02/05/2016||Alternate assembly site. Addition of an alternate assembly supplier ANST (China)||PCN 15-1041-01 ANST-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|
|09/11/2015||Alternate assembly site Addition of an alternate assembly supplier Greatek in Taiwan.||PCN 15-0625-04 Greatek-1033.pdf|
|07/14/2014||Qualified 0.25um foundry process in TSMC and SSOP 16L in Greatek. Both copper and gold wire bonding processes qualified. Alternate Foundry and Assembly Site.||PCN_13-0834-05-1033.pdf|
|09/16/2013||Qualification of an alternate foundry TSMC using 0.25um CMOS process. Alternate Foundry Site & Process Changes.||PCN_13-0730-02-1033.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||Addition of an alternate qualified assembly supplier, Carsem (Malaysia) for 14 and 16 lead NSOIC package using copper wire bonding. Material change.||PCN_13-0128-01-1033.pdf|
|05/23/2013||Qualified copper wire bonding assembly in addition to currently qualified gold wire bonding assembly in Carsem. Material change.||PCN_13-0125-02-1033.pdf|
|09/24/2012||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_12-0914-01-1033.pdf|
|06/16/2011||Add an alternative qualified assembly & test supplier, JCET, China. Capacity enhancement.||PCN_11-0609-01-1033.pdf|
|05/10/2011||Product Discontinuation Notice. Discontinued due to low market demand.||PDN_11-0510-01-1033.pdf|
|01/26/2011||Use 6’’ production line in the Silan, China wafer fabrication. Capacity enhancement.||PCN_11-0117-01-1033.pdf|
|10/05/2010||Addition of an alternative qualified assembly and test supplier – JCET, China. Capacity enhancement||PCN_10-0920-01-1033.pdf|
|01/25/2010||Material Change; Product transfer to a qualified assembly supplier. To enhance production capacity and also to use environmentally friendly Green material.||PCN_10-0107-01-1033.pdf|
|12/14/2009||Material Change. Use environmental friendly Green (halogen free) material and also for standardization.||PCN_09-1109-01-1033.pdf|
|12/07/2009||Enhancement of NSOIC 8, NSOIC14 and NSOIC16 packages to Green (halogen-free) via Mold Compound & Die Attach Material. Enhance packages to be Green (halogen-free).||PCN_09-0911-01-1033.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|
|09/29/2008||Product assembly of 14/16/18 lead PDIP families will be transferred from Unisem-Ipoh (Malaysia) to Unisem-Batam (Indonesia). Business consolidation and use of environmental friendly material.||pcn08-0929-01-1033.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:
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Maximum RS-232 Cable Length (ft)
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