MAX14840PMB1 Peripheral Module

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The MAX14840PMB1 peripheral module provides the necessary hardware to interface the MAX14840E RS-485 transceiver to any system that utilizes Pmod™-compatible expansion ports configurable for a UART interface. The IC is a +3.3V ESD-protected transceiver intended for half-duplex RS-485 communication up to 40Mbps*. These transceivers are optimized for high speeds over extended cable runs, while maximizing tolerance to noise.

The IC features symmetrical fail-safe and larger receiver hysteresis, providing improved noise rejection and improved recovered signals in high-speed and long-cable applications.

Refer to the MAX14840E IC data sheet for detailed information regarding operation of the IC.

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Key Features

  • Half-Duplex RS-485 Transceivers
  • 40Mbps Maximum Data Rate
  • Large (170mV) Receiver Hysteresis
  • Symmetrical Fail-Safe Receiver Input
  • Hot-Swap Capability
  • Short-Circuit-Protected Outputs
  • Thermal Self-Protection
  • Extended ESD Protection for RS-485 I/O Pins
  • 6-Pin Pmod-Compatible Connector (Pmod Interface Type 4 UART)
  • Example Software Written in C for Portability
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Backplane Buses
  • Fieldbus Networks
  • HVAC Networks
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Motion Controllers
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Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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