|Information||Full 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)||-|
|Temperature Range (°C)||0 to 70, -40 to 85|
|Data Rate (MAX) (Mbps)||5|
|ICC (Max) (mA)||-|
|Typ Shutdown Current (µA)|
|PROFIBUS (5V) or High Output (3V)|
The SP490 is a low power differential line driver/receiver meeting RS-485 and RS-422 standards up to 5Mbps. The SP491 is identical to the SP490 with the addition of driver and receiver tri-state enable lines. Both products feature ±200mV receiver input sensitivity, over wide common mode range. The SP490 is available in 8-pin plastic DIP and 8-pin NSOIC packages for operation over the commercial and industrial temperature ranges. The SP491 is available in 14-pin DIP and 14-pin NSOIC packages for operation over the commercial and industrial temperature ranges.
- +5V Only
- Low Power BiCMOS
- Driver/Receiver Enable (SP491)
- RS-485 and RS-422 Drivers/Receivers
- Pin Compatible with LTC490 and SN75179
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||SP490_SP491 Full Duplex RS-485 Transceivers||1.0.2||February 2018||647.6 KB|
|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 2019||1.3 MB|
Quality & RoHS
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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