|Information||Enhanced Low Power Half-Duplex RS-485 Transceivers|
|Supported Protocols||RS-422, RS-485|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||5|
|No. of Tx||1|
|No. of Rx||1|
|HBM ESD (kV)||15|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||8|
|Temperature Range (°C)||0 to 70, -40 to 85|
|Data Rate (MAX) (Mbps)||10|
|ICC (Max) (mA)||-|
|Typ Shutdown Current (µA)||1|
|PROFIBUS (5V) or High Output (3V)|
The SP481E and SP485E are a family of half-duplex transceivers that meet the specifications of RS-485 and RS-422 serial protocols with enhanced ESD performance. The ESD tolerance has been improved on these devices to over +15kV for both Human Body Model and IEC1000-4-2 Air Discharge Method. These devices are pin-to-pin compatible with MaxLinear's SP481 and SP485 devices as well as popular industry standards. As with the original versions, the SP481E and SP485E feature MaxLinear's BiCMOS design allowing low power operation without sacrificing performance. The SP481E and SP485E meet the requirements of the RS-485 and RS-422 protocols up to 10Mbps under load. The SP481E is equipped with a low power shutdown mode.
- +5V Only
- Low Power BiCMOS
- Driver/Receiver Enable for Multi-Drop configurations
- Low Power Shutdown Mode
- Enhanced ESD Specifications:
- ±15KV Human Body Model
- ±15KV IEC1000-4-2 Air Discharge
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||SP481E / SP485E Enhanced Low Power Half-Duplex RS-485 Transceivers||1.0.6||March 2022||482.3 KB|
|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||AN-291, RS-485 Advanced Fail-Safe Feature||00||January 2022||920.5 KB|
|Application Notes||ANI-13, RS-485 and RS-422 Physical Topologies||D||December 2006||183.2 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|
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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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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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