MAX232ECDR . Part Information
|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||SOIC|
|No. of Pins||16Pins|
|Operating Temperature Min||0°C|
|Operating Temperature Max||70°C|
|Automotive Qualification Standard||-|
|MSL||MSL 1 - Unlimited|
|IC Generic Number||MAX232E|
|SVHC||No SVHC (27-Jun-2018)|
|RoHS Phthalates Compliant||Yes|
Alternative Part Descriptions
- TRANSCEIVER, 250KBPS, RS-232, SOIC-16; 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:SOIC; No. of RoHS Compliant: Yes | Newark Electronics
- 5-V dual channel 250kbps RS-232 line driver/receiver with +/-9V output & +/-15-kV IEC-ESD protection | Texas Instruments
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.
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