DescriptionThe SP486 and SP487 are low–power quad differential line drivers meeting RS-485 and RS-422 standards. The SP486 features a common driver enable control; the SP487 provides independent driver enable controls for each pair of drivers. Both feature tri–state outputs and wide common–mode input range. Both are available in 16–pin plastic DIP and SOIC packages.
- RS-485 or RS-422 Applications
- Quad Differential Line Drivers
- Tri–state Output Control
- 40ns Typical Driver Propagation Delays
- 5ns Skew
- –7V to +12V Common Mode Output Range
- 100uA Supply Current
- Single +5V Supply Operation
- Pin Compatible with SN75172, SN75174, LTC486, and LTC487
Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Buy Now||Order Samples|
Active - the part is released for sale, standard product.
EOL (End of Life) - the part is no longer being manufactured, there may or may not be inventory still in stock.
CF (Contact Factory) - the part is still active but customers should check with the factory for availability. Longer lead-times may apply.
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.
Quality & Environmental Data
|Part Number||RoHS | Exempt||RoHS||Halogen Free||REACH||MSL Rating / Peak Reflow||Package|
|SP487CT-L||N||Y||Y||Y||L3 / 260ᵒC||WSOIC16|
|SP487CT-L/TR||N||Y||Y||Y||L3 / 260ᵒC||WSOIC16|
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