The MAX220–MAX249 family of line drivers/receivers is intended for all EIA/TIA-232E and V.28/V.24 communications interfaces, particularly applications where ±12V is not available.
These parts are especially useful in battery-powered systems, since their low-power shutdown mode reduces power dissipation to less than 5µW. The MAX225, MAX233, MAX235, and MAX245/MAX246/MAX247 use no external components and are recommended for applications where printed circuit board space is critical.
Next-Generation Device Features
♦ For Low-Voltage, Integrated ESD Applications
MAX3246E: +3.0V to +5.5V, Low-Power, Up to
1Mbps, True RS-232 Transceivers Using Four
0.1µF External Capacitors (MAX3246E Available
in a UCSP™ Package)
♦ For Low-Cost Applications
MAX221E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, +5V, 1µA,
Single RS-232 Transceiver with AutoShutdown™
Battery-Powered RS-232 Systems
Multidrop RS-232 Networks