|Information||True +3.0V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceivers|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||3.3, 5|
|No. of Tx||2|
|No. of Rx||2|
|HBM ESD (kV)||15|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||8|
|Package||QFN-16, SSOP-16, NSOIC-16, TSSOP-16|
|Data Rate (kbps)||250|
|Temperature Range (°C)||0 to 70, -40 to 85|
|Int. Charge Pump||✔|
|No. of Ext Caps||4|
|Nom Cap Value (µF)||0.1|
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
- 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||1.0.8||November 2021||894.1 KB|
|Application Notes||ANI-10, Charge Pump Capacitor Selection Guide for 3V RS-232 Products||B||December 2006||71.8 KB|
|Product Flyers||Power Management & Interface Products for Cable, Satellite and IP STB/Home Gateway||March 2018||2 MB|
|Product Brochures||Interface Brochure||October 2019||1.3 MB|
Quality & RoHS
|Part Number||RoHS | Exempt||RoHS||Halogen Free||REACH||TSCA||MSL Rating / Peak Reflow||Package|
|SP3232EBCN-L||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L2 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC16|
|SP3232EBCN-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L2 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC16|
|SP3232EBEN-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L2 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC16|
|SP3232EBCY-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||TSSOP16|
|SP3232EBEY-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||TSSOP16|
|SP3232EBER-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L2 / 260ᵒC||QFN16 5x5|
|SP3232EBEA-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L2 / 260ᵒC||SSOP16|
|SP3232EBCA-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L2 / 260ᵒC||SSOP16|
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Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Suggested Replacement||Buy Now||Order Samples||PDN|
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.
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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)
In this example, we looked for XRA1201. Click on part number header or on the link at the bottom of the result. This brings you to the product page. For example:
Click on Parts & Purchasing, highlighted with the blue arrow above. The screen changes to:
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, the legend still present:
Another method to find out if a part is OBS or EOL is to click on SUPPORT at the top:
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Type the part into the search, and click on one of the part numbers from the drop down menu. Then you can look for the Product Discontinuation Notice, which generally is at the top of the list, for example:
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.