|Information||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)||2|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||2|
|Fault Tolerance (V)|
|Temperature Range (°C)||0 to 70, -40 to 85|
|Data Rate (MAX) (Mbps)||0.25|
|Transient Tolerance (V)|
|ICC (Max) (mA)||-|
|Typ Shutdown Current (µA)||1|
|PROFIBUS (5V) or High Output (3V)|
The SP483 and SP485 are a family of half-duplex transceivers that meet the specifications of RS-485 and RS-422. Their BiCMOS design allows low power operation without sacrificing performance. The SP485 meets the requirements of RS-485 and RS-422 up to 5Mbps. Additionally, the SP483 is equipped with a low power Shutdown mode. The SP483 is internally slew rate limited to reduce EMI and can meet the requirements of RS-485 and RS-422 up to 250kbps.
- +5V Only
- Low Power BiCMOS
- Driver/Receiver Enable for Multi-Drop configurations
- ESD Specifications:
- ±2KV Human Body Model
- ±2KV IEC1000-4-2 Air Discharge
- ±2KV IEC1000-4-2 Contact Discharge
- Low EMI Transceiver limited to 250kbps
- For enhanced ESD specifications, see the SP483E
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||SP483 / SP485 Low Power Half-Duplex RS-485 Transceivers||1.0.3||February 2022||513.5 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 FAQs||SP483 FAQ||1.0.0||August 2006||191.1 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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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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