|Information||Intelligent +3.0V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceiver|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||3.3, 5|
|No. of Tx||5|
|No. of Rx||3|
|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 SP3239E device is an RS-232 transceiver solution intended for portable or hand-held applications such as notebook and palmtop computers. The SP3239E uses an internal high-efficiency, charge-pump power supply that requires only 0.1μF capacitors in 3.3V operation. This charge pump and MaxLinear's driver architecture allow the SP3239E device to deliver compliant RS-232 performance from a single power supply ranging from +3.0V to +5.0V. The SP3239E is a 5-driver/3-receiver device, ideal for laptop/notebook computer and PDA applications. The SP3239E includes one complementary receiver that remains alert to monitor an external device's Ring Indicate signal while the device is shutdown.
- Meets true EIA/TIA-232-F Standards from a +3.0V to +5.5V power supply
- ±15kV ESD protection on RS232 pins and TTL pins
- 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
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||SP3239E Intelligent +3.0V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceiver||1.0.1||February 2020||506.7 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|
|Product FAQs||SP3239E FAQ||1.0.0||June 2006||183.4 KB|
Quality & RoHS
Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Suggested Replacement||Buy Now||Order Samples||PDN|
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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:
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