|Supported Protocols||RS-422, RS-485|
|Supply Voltage (Nom) (V)||3.3, 5|
|No. of Tx||1|
|No. of Rx||1|
|HBM ESD (kV)||15|
|IEC 61000-4-2 Contact (±kV)||-|
|Fault Tolerance (V)||-60 to 60|
|Data Rate (kbps)|
|Temperature Range (°C)||-40 to 85, -40 to 105|
|Int. Charge Pump|
|No. of Ext Caps|
|Nom Cap Value (µF)|
|Data Rate (MAX) (Mbps)||1|
|Transient Tolerance (V)||-100 to 100|
|ICC (Max) (mA)||4|
|Typ Shutdown Current (µA)||0.001|
|PROFIBUS (5V) or High Output (3V)|
The XR33055 is a high performance RS-485/RS-422 transceiver designed for improved performance in noisy industrial environments and increased tolerance to system faults.
The analog bus pins can withstand direct shorts up to ±60V and are protected against ESD events up to ±15kV HBM. An extended ±25V common mode operating range allows for more reliable operation in noisy environments.
The receiver includes full fail-safe circuitry, guaranteeing a logic high receiver output when the receiver inputs are open, shorted or undriven. The XR33055 receiver input impedance is at least 120kΩ (1/10 unit load), allowing more than 320 devices on the bus.
The driver is protected by short circuit detection as well as thermal shutdown and maintains high impedance in shutdown or when powered off.
The DE and RE pins include hot swap circuitry to prevent false transitions on the bus during power up or live insertion and can enter a 1nA low current shutdown mode for extreme power savings.
The XR33055 is a half-duplex transceiver offered in an 8-pin NSOIC package that operates at a maximum data rate of 1Mbps.
- 3.0V to 5.5V operation
- ±60V fault tolerance on analog bus pins
- Extended ±25V common mode operation
- Robust ESD protection:
- ±15kV HBM (bus pins)
- ±4kV HBM (all other pins)
- Enhanced receiver fail-safe protection for open, shorted or terminated but idle data lines
- Hot swap glitch protection on DE and RE pins
- 1µA (max) standby current
- Driver short circuit current limit and thermal shutdown for overload protection
- Reduced unit loads allows up to 320 devices on bus
- Industry standard 8-pin NSOIC package
- -40°C to 85°C and -40°C to 105°C ambient operating temperature range
- XR33052 – Half Duplex, 250kbps with hot swap protection
- XR33053 – Full Duplex, 1Mbps with hot swap protection
- XR33058 – Half Duplex, 20Mbps with hot swap protection
- XR33152 – Half Duplex, 250kbps with invert control
- XR33155 – Half Duplex, 1Mbps with invert control
- XR33156 – Full duplex, 20Mbps with VL pin, hot swap protection and invert control
- XR33158 – Half duplex, 20Mbps with invert control
- Industrial control networks
- HVAC networks
- Building and process automation
- Remote utility meter reading
- Energy monitoring and control
- Long or unterminated transmission lines
Documentation & Design Tools
|Data Sheets||XR33052/3/5/8 ±60V Fault Tolerant 3.0V to 5.5V RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers||2C||February 2018||787.7 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-23, Fault Tolerant Testing||July 2017||574.3 KB|
|Product Flyers||±60V Fault Tolerant RS-485 Transceivers||March 2019||742.8 KB|
|Product Brochures||Interface Brochure||October 2022||3.8 MB|
|Whitepapers||How Robust Is Your Fault Tolerant Transceiver?||July 2017||129.3 KB|
Quality & RoHS
|Part Number||RoHS | Exempt||RoHS||Halogen Free||REACH||TSCA||MSL Rating / Peak Reflow||Package|
|XR33055ID-F||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC8|
|XR33055HD-F||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC8|
|XR33055HDTR-F||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC8|
|XR33055IDTR-F||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||L1 / 260ᵒC||NSOIC8|
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Parts & Purchasing
|Part Number||Pkg Code||Min Temp||Max Temp||Status||Buy Now||Order Samples|
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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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