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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.

RS-232
Maxim offers two options that address RS-232 communication where isolation is required. First is...

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MAX14880 2.75kV, 3.5kV, and 5kV Isolated CAN Transceivers
The MAX14878–MAX14880 family of high-speed transceivers improve communication and safety by inte...
  • Integrated Protection for Robust Communication
    • 2.75kVRMS, 3.5kVRMS, or 5kVRMS Withstand Isolation Voltage for 60s (Galvanic Isolation)
    • ±25V Receiver Input Common-Mode Range
    • ±54V Fault Protection on Receiver Inputs
  • High-Performance Transceiver Enables Flexible Designs
    • Wide 1.71V to 5.5V Supply for the CAN Controller Interface
    • Available 16-pin and 8-pin SOIC Package Pin Configurations
    • Data Rates up to 1Mbps (Max)
    • Dominant Timeout Protection
  • Safety Regulatory Approvals
    • UL According to UL1577 (Basic Insulation) (16-Pin Package Devices Only)
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MAX14879 2.75kV, 3.5kV, and 5kV Isolated CAN Transceivers
The MAX14878–MAX14880 family of high-speed transceivers improve communication and safety by inte...
  • Integrated Protection for Robust Communication
    • 2.75kVRMS, 3.5kVRMS, or 5kVRMS Withstand Isolation Voltage for 60s (Galvanic Isolation)
    • ±25V Receiver Input Common-Mode Range
    • ±54V Fault Protection on Receiver Inputs
  • High-Performance Transceiver Enables Flexible Designs
    • Wide 1.71V to 5.5V Supply for the CAN Controller Interface
    • Available 16-pin and 8-pin SOIC Package Pin Configurations
    • Data Rates up to 1Mbps (Max)
    • Dominant Timeout Protection
  • Safety Regulatory Approvals
    • UL According to UL1577 (Basic Insulation) (16-Pin Package Devices Only)
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MAX14878 2.75kV, 3.5kV, and 5kV Isolated CAN Transceivers
The MAX14878–MAX14880 family of high-speed transceivers improve communication and safety by inte...
  • Integrated Protection for Robust Communication
    • 2.75kVRMS, 3.5kVRMS, or 5kVRMS Withstand Isolation Voltage for 60s (Galvanic Isolation)
    • ±25V Receiver Input Common-Mode Range
    • ±54V Fault Protection on Receiver Inputs
  • High-Performance Transceiver Enables Flexible Designs
    • Wide 1.71V to 5.5V Supply for the CAN Controller Interface
    • Available 16-pin and 8-pin SOIC Package Pin Configurations
    • Data Rates up to 1Mbps (Max)
    • Dominant Timeout Protection
  • Safety Regulatory Approvals
    • UL According to UL1577 (Basic Insulation) (16-Pin Package Devices Only)
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MAX14829 Low Power IO-Link Device Transceiver with Dual Drivers
The MAX14829 integrates the high-voltage functions commonly found in industrial sensors. The MAX...
  • Low Power Dissipation Reduces the Thermal Footprint for Small Sensors
    • 2.3Ω/2.7Ω (typ) Driver On-Resistance
    • 60mW (typ) Operating Power Dissipation
  • Configurability and Integration Reduce SKUs
    • Auxiliary 24V Digital Output (DO) and Input (DI)
    • Selectable Driver Current: 100mA to 330mA
    • Pin-Control Interface for Configuration and Monitoring
    • 3.3V and 5V Low-Noise Linear Regulators
    • Optional External Transistor Supports Higher Regulator Load Capability
    • Supervisors Monitor 24V Supply
  • Selectable Driver Integrated Protection Enables Robust Communication
    • 65V Absolute Maximum Ratings on Interface and Supply Pins Allows for Flexible TVS Protection
    • 9V to 60V Specified Operation
    • Glitch Filters for Improved Burst and Noise Resilience
    • Thermal Shutdown Autoretry Cycling
    • Hot-Plug V24 Supply Protection
    • Reverse Polarity Protection of All Sensor Interface Inputs/Outputs
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
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MAX22515 IO-Link Transceiver with Integrated Protection
The MAX22515 low-power industrial transceiver can operate as either an IO-Link device or a non-I...
  • High Configurability and Integration Reduces SKU
    • Operates from 8V to 36V
    • Auxiliary Digital Input (DI)
    • I2C or Pin Mode Control
    • Selectable C/Q Driver Current: 50mA to 250mA
    • Selectable C/Q Driver Slew Rate (I2C Mode)
    • Integrated Oscillator for IO-Link Communication
    • IO-Link Wake-Up Detection and Wake-Up Generation
    • Integrated Linear Regulators: 3.3V and 5V
    • Compatible Register Set to MAX22513
  • Integrated Protection Enables Robust Systems
    • ±1.2kV/500Ω Surge Protection on V24, C/Q, DI, and GND
    • Reverse Polarity Protection on V24, C/Q, DI,and GND
    • Hot-Plug Protection on Supply Input (V24)
    • Glitch Filters for Improved Burst Resilience
    • Selectable Driver Overcurrent Configuration
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
    • Fast Demagnetization of Inductive Loads
  • Optimized for Small Designs
    • Low Power Dissipation: 2Ω (typ) C/Q Driver On-Resistance
    • 1.3mA (typ) Supply Current
    • Available in Two Tiny Packages:
      • 20-Bump WLP (2.5mm x 2.0mm)
      • 24-Pin TQFN-EP (4mm x 4mm)
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MAX14783E High-Speed 3.3V/5V RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver with ±35kV HBM ESD Protection
The MAX14783E is a half-duplex RS-485/422 transceiver that operates at either 3.3V or 5V rails w...
  • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
    • High ESD Protection
      • ±35kV HBM ESD per JEDEC JS-001-2012
      • ±20kV Air Gap IEC 61000-4-2
      • ±12kV Contact ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
    • ±4kV EFT per IEC 61000-4-4
    • Short-Circuit Protected Outputs
    • True Fail-Safe Receiver Prevents False Transition on Receiver Input Short or Open Events
    • Hot-Swap Capability Eliminates False Transitions During Power-Up or Hot Insertion
  • 3V to 5.5V Supply Voltage Range
  • High-Speed Data Rates up to 42Mbps
  • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature
  • Allows Up to 32 Transceivers on the Bus
  • Low 10µA (max) Shutdown Current for Lower Power Consumption
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MAX14782E 500Kbps 3.3V to 5V RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver with ±35kV HBM ESD Protection
The MAX14782E is a half duplex RS-485/422 transceiver that operates at either 3.3V or 5V rails w...
  • Integrated Protection Increases End Equipment Up-Time
    • High ESD Protection
      • ±35kV HBM ESD ESD per JEDEC JS-001-2012
      • ±20kV Air Gap ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
      • ±12kV Contact ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
    • ± 4kV EFT per IEC 61000-4-4
    • Short-Circuit-Protected Outputs
    • True Fail-Safe Receiver Prevents False Transition on Receiver Input Short or Open Events
    • Hot-Swap Capability Eliminates False Transitions During Power-Up or Hot Insertion
  • 3V to 5.5V Supply Voltage Range
  • Data Rates Up to 500kbps
  • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature
  • Allows Up to 32 Transceivers On the Bus
  • Low 10µA (max) Shutdown Current for Lower Power Consumption
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MAX22500E 100Mbps Half-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers for Long Cables
The MAX22500E/MAX22501E half-duplex ESD-protected RS-485/RS-422 transceivers are optimized for h...
  • High-Speed Operation Over Long Distances
    • Up to 100Mbps Data Rate
    • Integrated Preemphasis Extends Cable Length (MAX22500E)
    • 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 up to ±4kV EFT
    • Driver Outputs are Short-Circuit Protected
  • Flexibility for Many Different Applications
    • 3V to 5.5V Supply Range
    • Low Voltage Logic Supply Down to 1.6V (MAX22500E)
    • Low 5µA (max) Shutdown Current
    • Available in 8-pin or 10-pin TDFN Package and an 8-pin µMAX Package
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
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MAX22501E 100Mbps Half-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers for Long Cables
The MAX22500E/MAX22501E half-duplex ESD-protected RS-485/RS-422 transceivers are optimized for h...
  • High-Speed Operation Over Long Distances
    • Up to 100Mbps Data Rate
    • Integrated Preemphasis Extends Cable Length (MAX22500E)
    • 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 up to ±4kV EFT
    • Driver Outputs are Short-Circuit Protected
  • Flexibility for Many Different Applications
    • 3V to 5.5V Supply Range
    • Low Voltage Logic Supply Down to 1.6V (MAX22500E)
    • Low 5µA (max) Shutdown Current
    • Available in 8-pin or 10-pin TDFN Package and an 8-pin µMAX Package
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
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MAX33053E +3.3V, 2Mbps CAN Transceiver with ±65V Fault Protection, ±25V CMR, and ±25kV ESD
The MAX33053E and MAX33054E are +3.3V CAN (Control Area Network) transceivers with integrated pr...
  • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
    • ±65V Fault Tolerant CANH and CANL
    • ±25kV ESD HBM (Human Body Model)
    • ±25V Extended Common Mode Input Range (CMR)
    • Transmitter Dominant Timeout Prevents Lockup
    • Short-Circuit Protection
    • Thermal Shutdown
  • Family Provides Flexible Design Options
    • Slow Slew Rate to minimize EMI
    • Silent Mode S Disables Transmitter
    • STBY Input for Low-Current Mode, Slow Slew Rate
    • 1.62V to 3.6V Logic-Supply (VL) Range
  • High-Speed Operation of Up to 2Mbps
  • Operating Temperature Range of -40°C to +125°C in 8-pin SOIC Package