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Series Information for MAX232EESE+ - Maxim Integrated


  • feature
    15u00b5A Shutdown Mode for MAX213E
  • feature
    1u00b5A Shutdown Mode
  • feature
    24 pin SSOP Package Saves up to 40% Versus SO Package
  • feature
    Integrated 0.1u00b5F Capacitors (MAX203E, MAX205E)
  • feature
    Integrated Charge Pump Circuitry Eliminates the Need for a Bipolar u00b112V Supply Enables Single Supply Operation From +5V Supply
  • feature
    Integrated High u00b115kV HBM ESD Protection
  • feature
    Saves Power for Reduced Power Requirements


The MAX202E-MAX213E, MAX232E, and MAX241E are a family of RS-232 and V.28 transceivers with high ±15kV ESD HBM protection and integrated charge pump circuit- ry for single +5V supply operation. The various combina- tions of features are outlined in the Selector Guide. The drivers and receivers for all ten devices meet all EIA/TIA- 232E and CCITT V.28 specifications at data rates up to 120kbps when loaded. The MAX211E/MAX213E/MAX241E are available in 28- pin SO and SSOP packages. The MAX202E/MAX232E come in 16-pin TSSOP, narrow SO, wide SO, and DIP packages. The MAX203E comes in a 20-pin DIP/SO package, and needs no external charge-pump capaci- tors. The MAX205E comes in a 24-pin wide DIP pack- age, and also eliminates external charge-pump capacitors.


Device Type:
RS232 Transceiver
IC Interface Type:
No. of Drivers:
Supply Voltage Min:
Supply Voltage Max:
Driver Case Style:
No. of Pins:
Operating Temperature Min:
Operating Temperature Max:
Product Range:
MSL 1 - Unlimited
Base Number:
Data Rate:
Line Bus Drive Receive Transceiver Type:
CMOS Dual RS232 Transmitter / Receiver
Logic Function Number:
No. of Transceivers:
Operating Temperature Range:
-40°C to +85°C
Supply Current:
Supply Voltage Range:
4.5V to 5.5V

Alternate Descriptions

Avnet America

Dual Transmitter/Receiver RS-232 16-Pin SOIC N

Avnet America product

Avnet Asia

Dual Transmitter/Receiver RS-232 16-Pin SOIC N

Avnet Asia product

Schukat Electronic

RS232E 2xDr./Rec. -40/+85?C SO16

Future Electronics

MAX232 Series 120 kbps 5.5V Surface Mount RS-232 Transceiver - SOIC-16N

Engineer Comments

RS232 is, in many ways, a living fossil. While the relatively low data rates don't qualify the protocol as a high-speed communication interface, it's robustness and ease of implementation nevertheless make it attractive.

One of Dallas Maxim's absolute evergreens is the MAX232- a nifty transceiver IC which makes use of a capacitor based voltage boosting circuit to generate the voltage levels needed for fullly protocol compliant RS232 communication.

Having a second source makes evergreens even more popular. Texas Instruments is an international semiconductor powerhouse, and has been offering a second source alternative for quite some time. If you ever need to perform a fully protocol compliant RS232 communication and don't have access to the needed voltage levels, don't burden your design with complex boost regulators.

Instead, do it like the elders have done - a MAX232, a few capacitors, and have a happy day. The part is available in a DIP housing: convenient for small scale production and prototyping.