MAX232ECWE+ Part Information

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Manufacturer: Maxim Integrated Products

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Part Features

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

Part Specifications

Device Type Line Driver / Receiver
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
Product Range -
Automotive Qualification Standard -
MSL MSL 1 - Unlimited
IC Generic Number MAX232E
SVHC No SVHC (15-Jan-2018)
Base Number 232
Data Rate 120Kbps
IC Temperature Range Commercial
Line Bus Drive Receive Transceiver Type CMOS Dual RS232 Transmitter / Receiver
No. of Transceivers 1
Operating Temperature Range 0°C to +70°C
Supply Current 5mA
Supply Voltage Range 4.5V to 5.5V
RoHS Compliant

Alternative Part Descriptions

  • RS232 TRANSCEIVER, 120KBPS, WSOIC-8; 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:WSOIC; MSL:- RoHS Compliant: Yes | Newark Electronics
  • Dual Transmitter/Receiver RS-232 16-Pin SOIC W | Avnet America
  • IC: interface; transceiver; full duplex,RS232; 120kbps; SO16-W; 5V | Transfer Multisort Elektronik
  • Dual Transmitter/Receiver RS-232 16-Pin SOIC W | Avnet Europe
  • RS232E 2xDr./Rec. 15kV ESD SOL16 | Schukat Electronic
  • Transceiver [Maxim] MAX232ECWE+ Transceiver | Distrelec
  • MAX232 Series 120kbps 5.5 V Surface Mount RS-232 Transceiver - SOIC-16W | Future Electronics

Engineeer 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.

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