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MAX232N
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IC TRANSCEIVER 5V
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MAX232N by Texas Instruments

IC TRANSCEIVER 5V
Features
ESD Protection Exceeds JESD 22 u2013 2000-V Human-Body Model (A114-A)
Low Supply Current: 8 mA Typical
Meets or Exceeds TIA/EIA-232-F and ITU Recommendation V.28
Operates From a Single 5-V Power Supply With 1.0-u00b5F Charge-Pump Capacitors
Operates up to 120 kbit/s
Two Drivers and Two Receivers
Upgrade With Improved ESD (15-kV HBM) and
u00b130-V Input Levels
Part Information
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RoHS Compliant
Description
The MAX232 device is a dual driver/receiver that includes a capacitive voltage generator to supply TIA/EIA-232-F voltage levels from a single 5-V supply. Each receiver converts TIA/EIA-232-F inputs to 5-V TTL/CMOS levels. These receivers have a typical threshold of 1.3 V, a typical hysteresis of 0.5 V, and can accept ±30-V inputs. Each driver converts TTL/CMOS input levels into TIA/EIA-232-F levels.
Specifications
Device Type:
RS232 Transceiver
IC Interface Type:
RS232
No. of Drivers:
2Drivers
No. of Receivers:
2Receivers
Supply Voltage Min:
4.5V
Supply Voltage Max:
5.5V
Driver Case Style:
DIP
No. of Pins:
16Pins
Operating Temperature Min:
0°C
Operating Temperature Max:
70°C
Product Range:
MAX232x Family
Automotive Qualification Standard:
-
MSL:
-
IC Generic Number:
MAX232
SVHC:
No SVHC (27-Jun-2018)
RoHS Phthalates Compliant:
Yes
Base Number:
232
Data Rate:
120Kbps
Line Bus Drive Receive Transceiver Type:
RS-232
Logic Case Style:
DIP
Operating Temperature Range:
0°C to +70°C
Supply Current:
8mA
Supply Voltage Range:
4.5V to 5.5V
Termination Type:
Through Hole
Alternate Descriptions
MAX232N RS Components
DRIVER/RECEIVER, RS232, 120KBPS, 5V, DIP; Device Type:RS232 Transceiver; IC Interface Type:RS232; No. of Drivers:2Drivers; No. of Receivers:2Receivers; Supply Voltage Min:4.5V; Supply Voltage Max:5.5V; Driver Case Style:DIP; MSL:- RoHS Compliant: Yes Newark Electronics
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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.

Tam Hanna