The MAX13235E evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX13235E, a 3Mbps RS-232 transceiver with low-voltage interface and enhanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. This EV kit demonstrates the MAX13235E in a 20-pin TSSOP package. The MAX13235E is also available in a 20-pin TQFN package with an exposed pad, but that package is not compatible with this EV kit.
The MAX13235E EV kit PCB comes with a MAX13235EEUP+ installed, which is the 3Mbps data-rate version. The MAX13235E EV kit can also be used to evaluate the MAX13234E (250kbps data-rate version). Contact the factory for free samples of the pin-compatible MAX13234EEUP+ to evaluate this device.