DescriptionThe SP3070E-3078E differential line transceivers are suitable for bidirectional communication on balanced multipoint bus transmission lines and comply with both RS485 and RS422 EIA Standards. Each device consists of a differential driver and differential receiver. All devices operate from a 3.3V power supply.
High receiver input impedance allows a large number of transceivers to share a common data bus while maintaining signal margin and without excessive loading or use of expensive repeaters. The high impedance driver output is maintained over the entire common-mode voltage range from -7 to +12V. Receivers will failsafe to logic 1 output when inputs are open, shorted or terminated. Drivers include built-in short-circuit protection and a thermal-overload shutdown to protect against excessive power dissipation from bus contention or cable faults. All RS485 receiver inputs and driver outputs are ESD protected up to ±15kV (Air-Gap and Human Body Model) and up to ±8kV Contact discharge (IEC 1000-4-2).
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- ±15kV ESD protection for RS485 pins
- 3.3V low-power operation
- Advanced receiver-failsafe protection for open, shorted or terminated lines
- Up to 256 Transceivers may share bus
- Very low load for 8x greater fan-out
- Hot Swap glitch protection RE and DE
- Thermal shutdown protects against driver contention
- Available in three industry standard footprints
- SP3070E, SP3073E and SP3076E in Full-Duplex (14 pin)
- SP3071E, SP3074E and SP3077E in Full-Duplex (8 pin)
- SP3072E, SP3075E and SP3078E in Half-Duplex (8 pin)
- Three applications-optimized speed grades
- SP3070-72E: 250kbps fully slew-limited
- SP3073-75E: 500kbps slew-limited
- SP3076-78E: 16Mbps high speed
- Small form factor SO-narrow packages
- Industrial (-40 to +85ºC) & Extended (-40 to +125ºC) temperature grades
- ANI-13, RS-485 and RS-422 Physical Topologies
- ANI-20, Advanced Features of the SP3070E-SP3078E and SP3080E- SP3088E High Performance RS-485 Transceivers
- ANI-21, SP3070E-SP3078E Guidelines for Failsafe Biasing when Applied in Multi-Voltage Networks
- DAN-190, Exar UARTs in RS-485 Applications
- AN-207, Advantages of Enhanced Receiver Failsafe Features
Parts & Purchasing
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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.
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)
Fail Safe is an attempt to keep the output of the RS-485 receiver to a known state. Transceivers may have standard fail safe or advanced / enhanced receiver fail safe features. Standard fail safe supports open inputs while enhanced fail safe transceivers such as the SP339 and XR34350 support open input, shorted input and undriven terminated lines without external biasing. See Application Note ANI-22 for more detail.
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