|Information||High Speed, 3.3V, 15kV, Failsafe RS-485/RS-422 Half-Duplex|
|Supported Protocols||RS-422, RS-485|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||3.3|
|No. of Tx||1|
|No. of Rx||1|
|HBM ESD (kV)||15|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||8|
|Fault Tolerance (V)|
|Temperature Range (°C)||-40 to 85,-40 to 125|
|Data Rate (MAX) (Mbps)||16|
|Transient Tolerance (V)|
|ICC (Max) (mA)||1.5|
|Typ Shutdown Current (µA)||0.5|
|PROFIBUS (5V) or High Output (3V)|
The 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).
- ±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 +85ºC) temperature grades
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||SP3070E - SP3078E Family ±15kV ESD-Protected, 3.3V, 1/8 Load, Failsafe RS-485/RS422 Transceivers||2.0.0||August 2020||300.7 KB|
|Application Notes||AN-291, RS-485 Advanced Fail-Safe Feature||01||May 2023||3.7 MB|
|Application Notes||DAN-190, MaxLinear UARTs in RS-485 Applications||2||December 2022||2.3 MB|
|Application Notes||RS-232 and RS-485 PCB Layout Application Note||R00||December 2022||2.8 MB|
|Application Notes||AN-292, RS-485 Cable Lengths vs Data Signaling Rate||R01||July 2022||2.7 MB|
|Application Notes||ANI-13, RS-485 and RS-422 Physical Topologies||D||December 2006||183.2 KB|
|Application Notes||ANI-20, Advanced Features of the SP3070E-SP3078E and SP3080E- SP3088E High Performance RS-485 Transceivers||K||October 2006||615.7 KB|
|Design Solutions||DS-27, Signal Routing Considerations for 80-Pin Multiprotocol Communications Interface Devices||November 2007||246.6 KB|
|Product Brochures||Interface Brochure||October 2022||3.8 MB|
Quality & RoHS
|Part Number||RoHS | Exempt||RoHS||Halogen Free||REACH||TSCA||MSL Rating / Peak Reflow||Package|
|SP3078EEN-L||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC8|
|SP3078EEN-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC8|
|SP3078EMN-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC8|
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Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Suggested Replacement||Buy Now||Order Samples||PDN|
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EOL (End of Life) - the part is no longer being manufactured, there may or may not be inventory still in stock.
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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)
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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RS-485 Transceivers - Advance vs. Standard Failsafe
MaxLinear offers RS-485 transceivers with both standard and advanced receiver failsafe features. This video will show the main differences and advantages between advanced failsafe receivers and standard failsafe receivers in a typical RS485 installation.
Tips to Maintain a Successful RS-485 Link
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