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MAX200, MAX201, MAX202, MAX203, MAX204, MAX205, MAX206, MAX207, MAX208, MAX209, MAX211, MAX213

+5V, RS-232 Transceivers with 0.1µF External Capacitors

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Status Explanations for product status codes

Part Number Status
MAX200 Active: In Production.
MAX201 Active: In Production.
MAX202 Active: In Production.
MAX203 Active: In Production.
MAX204 Active: In Production.
MAX205 Active: In Production. See Ordering Information for details.
MAX206 Active: In Production.
MAX207 Active: In Production.
MAX208 Active: In Production.
MAX209 Active: In Production.
MAX211 Active: In Production.
MAX213 Active: In Production. See Ordering Information for details.


The MAX200–MAX209/MAX211/MAX213 transceivers are designed for RS-232 and V.28 communication interfaces where ±12V supplies are not available. On-board charge pumps convert the +5V input to the ±10V needed for RS-232 output levels. The MAX201 and MAX209 operate from +5V and +12V, respectively, and contain a +12V to -12V charge-pump voltage converter.

The MAX200–MAX209/MAX211/MAX213 drivers and receivers meet all EIA/TIA-232E and CCITT V.28 specifications at a 20kbps data rate. The drivers maintain the ±5V EIA/TIA-232E output signal levels at data rates in excess of 120kbps when loaded in accordance with the EIA/TIA-232E specification.

The 5µW shutdown mode of the MAX200, MAX205, MAX206, and MAX211 conserves energy in battery-powered systems. The MAX213 has an active-low shutdown and an active-high receiver enable control. Two receivers of the MAX213 are active, allowing the ring indicator (RI) to be monitored easily using only 75µW power.

The MAX211 and MAX213 are available in a 28-pin, wide small-outline (SO) package and a 28-pin shrink small-outline (SSOP) package, which occupies only 40% of the area of the SO. The MAX207 is now available in a 24-pin SO package and a 24-pin SSOP. The MAX203 and MAX205 use no external components and are recommended for applications with limited circuit board space.

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Key Features

  • For Low-Cost Applications:
    MAX221E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, +5V, 1µA, Single RS-232 Transceiver with AutoShutdown™
  • For Low-Voltage and Space-Constrained Applications:
    MAX3222E/MAX3232E/MAX3237E/MAX3241E/MAX3246E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, Down to 10nA, +3.0V to +5.5V, Up to 1Mbps, True RS-232 Transceivers (MAX3246E Available in UCSP™ Package)
  • For Space-Constrained Applications:
    MAX3228E/MAX3229E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, +2.5V to +5.5V, RS-232 Transceivers in UCSP
  • For Low-Voltage or Data Cable Applications:
    MAX3380E/MAX3381E: +2.35V TO +5.5V, 1µA, 2Tx/2Rx RS-232 Transceivers with ±15kV ESD-Protected I/O and Logic Pins
  • For Low-Power Applications:
    MAX3224E-MAX3227E/MAX3244E/MAX3245E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, 1µA, 1Mbps, +3.0V to +5.5V, RS-232 Transceivers with AutoShutdown Plus™


  • Battery-Powered Equipment
  • Computers
  • Handheld Equipment
  • Laptops, Palmtops, Notebooks

Key Specifications:

RS-232 Line Driver/Receivers
Part Number VSUPPLY
Tx Rx Data Rate
Internal Charge Pump Ext. Caps Cap. Value
Rx Active in Shutdn Budgetary
min typ nom See Notes
MAX200  5 5 0 116 11 Yes 4 0.1 0 $3.91 @1k
2 2 116 0.4 No 2 0.1 - $3.96 @1k
MAX202  5 2 2 120 8 Yes 4 0.1 - $1.76 @1k
MAX203  5 2 2 116 8 Yes 0 - - $2.92 @1k
MAX204  5 4 0 116 11 Yes 4 0.1 - $3.28 @1k
MAX205  5 5 5 116 11 Yes 0 - 0 $11.00 @1k
MAX206  5 4 3 116 11 Yes 4 0.1 0 $4.53 @1k
MAX207  5 5 3 116 11 Yes 4 0.1 - $4.54 @1k
MAX208  5 4 4 116 11 Yes 4 0.1 - $4.54 @1k
3 5 116 0.4 No 2 0.1 - $4.54 @1k
MAX211  5 4 5 116 11 Yes 4 0.1 0 $4.68 @1k
MAX213  5 4 5 116 11 Yes 4 0.1 2 $4.68 @1k
See All RS-232 Line Driver/Receivers (152)

Pricing Notes:

This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.


MAX200: Pin Configuration/Typical Operating Circuit
MAX200: Pin Configuration/Typical Operating Circuit

Notes and Comments

5 drivers with shutdown (MAX200)
Standard +5V/+12V or battery supplies, same function as MAX232 (MAX201)
Industry standard (MAX202)
Available in SOIC (MAX203)
Replaces 1488 (MAX204) (MAX205) (MAX206) (MAX207)
Replaces 1488 and 1489 (MAX208)
Standard +5/+12V or battery supplies, single package solution for IBM PC serial port (MAX209)
Complete IBM PC serial port, industry standard (MAX211)
MAX241 with receivers active in shutdownd (MAX213)
Maximum reflow temperature is +225°C

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Document Ref.: 19-0065 Rev 7; 2009-11-23
This page last modified: 2010-06-01