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Featured Products

MAX33046E 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

    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

      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

      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

      MAX33071E +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

      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

      MAX33071ESHLD Shield Evaluation Kit for the MAX33071E/MAX33070E

      The MAX33071E Shield evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested printed circuit boa...
      • Easy Evaluation of the MAX33071E
      • I/O Interface Compatibility from 1.71V to 5.5V
      • Proven PCB Layout
      • Mbed™/Arduino® Platform Compatible
      • Fully Assembled and Tested

      MAX33046ESHLD Evaluation Kit for the MAX33046E

      The MAX33046E Shield is a fully assembled and tested printed circuit board (PCB) that demonstrat...
      • Easy Evaluation of the MAX33046E
      • I/O Interface Compatibility from 1.71V to 5.5V
      • Proven PCB Layout
      • Arduino®/Arm® Mbed™ Platform Compatible
      • Fully Assembled and Tested

      MAX22506EEVKIT Evaluation Kit for the MAX22506E

      The MAX22506E evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested PCB that demonstrates the ...
      • Operates From a Single 3V to 5.5V Supply
      • Terminal Block Connectors for Easy RS-485/RS-422 Evaluation
      • Fully Assembled and Tested