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Transceivers implement physical layer protocols for various communications and serial bus interface standards. Maxim’s transceivers integrate a wide array of features to increase reliability and simplify designs while providing the highest levels of protection on the market. Click on the following links for more information about each of our transceiver product lines.

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How to Protect Your RS-485 Lines by Utilizing the MAX33072E Transceiver
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Featured Products

MAX33045E 20Mbps, Half-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers with ±40kV ESD Protection

The MAX33045E/MAX33046E is a half-duplex RS-485/422 transceiver that operates at either 3.3V or ...
  • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
    • ±25V Fault-Protection Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
    • High-ESD Protection
      • ±40kV HBM ESD per JEDEC JS-001
      • ±15kV Air-Gap ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
      • ±10kV Contact ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
    • Short-Circuit-Protected Outputs
    • True Fail-Safe Receiver Prevents False Transition on Receiver Input Short or Open Events
    • Hot-Swap Capability Eliminates False Transitions on Receiver Input Shorts or Open Events
  • High-Speed Data Rates up to 20Mbps
  • Enables up to 256 Nodes on the Bus
  • Wide -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range

    MAX22288 Home Bus System (HBS) Compatible Transceiver

    The MAX22288 Home Bus System (HBS) compatible transceiver can be used in the Home Bus System, wh...
    • Robust Communication with Configurability
      • ​Dynamic Cable Termination Improves Signal Quality for High-Speed Applications
      • Adjustable Slew Rates for Low EMI
      • Maximum Data Rate up to 200kbps over 1000m UTP Cable
      • Programmable Receiver Thresholds
    • Space Saving
      • ​4mm x 4mm TQFN Package
      • Pin-to-Pin Compatible with the MAX22088
    • Integrated Protection
      • IEC 61000-4-2 ±8kV Contact and ±15kV Air-Gap ESD Protection
      • IEC 16000-4-5 ±1kV Transient Surge Protection with Selected External Components/li>
      • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range

    MAX33070E +3V to +5.5V, RS-485 Half-Duplex Transceiver with ±65V Fault Protection, ±40V CMR, and ±40kV ESD

    The MAX33070E/MAX33071E/MAX33074E are a family of fault-protected RS-485/RS-422 transceivers wit...
    • Integrated Protection for Robust Communication
      • Protection on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs (A, B Data Lines)
        • ±65V Fault Protection Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
        • ±40V Common-Mode Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
        • ±40kV Human Body Model (JEDEC JS-001-2017) ESD Protection
        • ±15kV Air-Gap Discharge (IEC 61000-4-2) ESD Protection
        • ±10kV Contact Discharge (IEC 61000-4-2) ESD Protection
      • Hot-Swap Protection
      • Short-Circuit Protection
      • Thermal Shutdown
      • True Fail-Safe Guarantees Known Receiver Output State
      • Wide Operating Temperature Range from -40°C to +125°C
    • High-Performance Transceiver Enables Flexible Designs
      • Compliant with RS-485 EIA/TIA-485 Standard
      • 500kbps (MAX33070E), 2Mbps (MAX33071E), 20Mbps (MAX33074E) Maximum Data Rate
      • 3.3 and 5.0V Supply Voltage
      • 1/8 Unit Load for up to 256 Devices on the Bus

    MAX33074E +3V to +5.5V, RS-485 Half-Duplex Transceiver with ±65V Fault Protection, ±40V CMR, and ±40kV ESD

    The MAX33070E/MAX33071E/MAX33074E are a family of fault-protected RS-485/RS-422 transceivers wit...
    • Integrated Protection for Robust Communication
      • Protection on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs (A, B Data Lines)
        • ±65V Fault Protection Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
        • ±40V Common-Mode Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
        • ±40kV Human Body Model (JEDEC JS-001-2017) ESD Protection
        • ±15kV Air-Gap Discharge (IEC 61000-4-2) ESD Protection
        • ±10kV Contact Discharge (IEC 61000-4-2) ESD Protection
      • Hot-Swap Protection
      • Short-Circuit Protection
      • Thermal Shutdown
      • True Fail-Safe Guarantees Known Receiver Output State
      • Wide Operating Temperature Range from -40°C to +125°C
    • High-Performance Transceiver Enables Flexible Designs
      • Compliant with RS-485 EIA/TIA-485 Standard
      • 500kbps (MAX33070E), 2Mbps (MAX33071E), 20Mbps (MAX33074E) Maximum Data Rate
      • 3.3 and 5.0V Supply Voltage
      • 1/8 Unit Load for up to 256 Devices on the Bus

    MAX33041E +3.3V, 5Mbps CAN Transceiver with ±40V Fault Protection, ±25V CMR, and ±40kV ESD in 8-Pin SOT23

    The MAX33040E/MAX33041E are +3.3V control area network (CAN) transceivers with integrated protec...
    • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
      • Increased Protection on CANH and CANL
        • ±40V Fault Tolerant
        • ±40kV ESD Human Body Model (HBM>) Protection
        • ±25V Extended Common-Mode Input Range (CMR)
        • Short-Circuit Protection
      • Transmitter Dominant Timeout Prevents Lockup
      • Thermal Shutdown
    • Family Provides Flexible Design Options
      • Slow Slew Rate to Minimize EMI
      • Low-Current Standby Mode
    • Small Package Options to Save PCB Area
      • 8-Bump WLP
      • 8-Pin SOT23
      • 8-Pin SOIC
    • High-Speed Operation of up to 5Mbps
    • Operating Temperature Range of -40°C to +125°C

    MAX33040E +3.3V, 5Mbps CAN Transceiver with ±40V Fault Protection, ±25V CMR, and ±40kV ESD in 8-Pin SOT23

    The MAX33040E/MAX33041E are +3.3V control area network (CAN) transceivers with integrated protec...
    • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
      • Increased Protection on CANH and CANL
        • ±40V Fault Tolerant
        • ±40kV ESD Human Body Model (HBM>) Protection
        • ±25V Extended Common-Mode Input Range (CMR)
        • Short-Circuit Protection
      • Transmitter Dominant Timeout Prevents Lockup
      • Thermal Shutdown
    • Family Provides Flexible Design Options
      • Slow Slew Rate to Minimize EMI
      • Low-Current Standby Mode
    • Small Package Options to Save PCB Area
      • 8-Bump WLP
      • 8-Pin SOT23
      • 8-Pin SOIC
    • High-Speed Operation of up to 5Mbps
    • Operating Temperature Range of -40°C to +125°C

    MAX33041ESHLD Evaluation Kit for the MAX33041E

    The MAX33041E shield is a fully assembled and tested printed circuit board (PCB) that demonstrat...
    • Easy Evaluation of the MAX33041E
    • I/O Interface Compatibility from 1.71V to 5.5V
    • Proven PCB Layout
    • Mbed™/Arduino® Platform Compatible
    • Fully Assembled and Tested

    MAX22288EVKIT Evaluation Kit for the MAX22288

    The MAX22288 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX22288, a Home B...
    • Easy Evaluation of the MAX22288
      • Design for 57.6kbps Bus-Powered Application
      • Allow for 9.6kbps to 200kbps Operation with Selective External Components
    • Robust Design with ±1kV Line-to-GND and Line-to-Line Surge Protection
    • Fully Assembled and Tested
    • Proven PCB Layout

    MAX22508E 50Mbps Full-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers with High EFT Immunity

    The MAX22507E/MAX22508E ESD-protected RS-485/RS-422 full duplex transceivers are optimized for h...
    • High-Speed Operation Over Long Distances
      • Up to 50Mbps Data Rate
      • High Receiver Sensitivity
      • Wide Receiver Bandwidth
      • Symmetrical Receiver Thresholds
    • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
      • -15V to +15V Common Mode Range
      • ±15kV ESD Protection (Human Body Model)
      • ±7kV IEC 61000-4-2 Air-Gap ESD Protection
      • ±6kV IEC 61000-4-2 Contact Discharge ESD Protection
      • Withstands Over ±4kV EFT 
      • Driver Outputs are Short-Circuit Protected
    • Flexibility for Many Different Applications
      • 3V to 5.5V Supply Range
      • Low 5µA (max) Shutdown Current (MAX22507E)
      • Allows up to 200 Transceivers on the Bus
      • Available in a 10-pin µMAX Package (MAX22507E) and 8-pin SOIC Package (MAX22508E)
      • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range

    MAX22507E 50Mbps Full-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers with High EFT Immunity

    The MAX22507E/MAX22508E ESD-protected RS-485/RS-422 full duplex transceivers are optimized for h...
    • High-Speed Operation Over Long Distances
      • Up to 50Mbps Data Rate
      • High Receiver Sensitivity
      • Wide Receiver Bandwidth
      • Symmetrical Receiver Thresholds
    • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
      • -15V to +15V Common Mode Range
      • ±15kV ESD Protection (Human Body Model)
      • ±7kV IEC 61000-4-2 Air-Gap ESD Protection
      • ±6kV IEC 61000-4-2 Contact Discharge ESD Protection
      • Withstands Over ±4kV EFT 
      • Driver Outputs are Short-Circuit Protected
    • Flexibility for Many Different Applications
      • 3V to 5.5V Supply Range
      • Low 5µA (max) Shutdown Current (MAX22507E)
      • Allows up to 200 Transceivers on the Bus
      • Available in a 10-pin µMAX Package (MAX22507E) and 8-pin SOIC Package (MAX22508E)
      • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range