One Microamp Supply-Current, +3V to +5.5V, 250kbps, RS-232 Transmitters/Receivers
The Intersil ICL32XX devices are 3.0V to 5.5V powered RS-232 transmitters/receivers which meet ElA/TIA-232 and V.28/V.24 specifications, even at VCC= 3.0V. Targeted applications are PDAs, Palmtops, and notebook and laptop computers where the low operational, and even lower standby, power consumption is critical. Efficient on-chip charge pumps, coupled with manual and automatic powerdown functions (except for the ICL3232), reduce the standby supply current to a 1µA trickle. Small footprint packaging, and the use of small, low value capacitors ensure board space savings as well. Data rates greater than 250kbps are guaranteed at worst case load onditions. This family is fully compatible with3.3V only systems, mixed 3.3V and 5.0V systems, and 5.0V only systems.