MAX14948

5kVRMS Isolated 500kbps Half-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver with ±30kV ESD Protection

Industry's Most Robust Isolated RS-485


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Description

The MAX14948 isolated RS-485/RS-422 transceiver provides 5000VRMS (60s) of galvanic isolation between the cable-side (RS-485/RS-422 driver/receiver side) and the UART-side of the device. Isolation improves communication by breaking ground loops and reduces noise when there are large differences in ground potential between ports. This device allows for robust communication up to 500kbps.

The MAX14948 includes one half-duplex drive/receive channel. The receiver is 1/8-unit load, allowing up to 256 transceivers on a common bus.

Integrated true fail-safe circuitry ensures a logic-high on the receiver output when inputs are shorted or open. Undervoltage lockout disables the driver when cable-side or UART-side power supplies are below functional levels.

The driver outputs/receiver inputs are protected from ±30kV electrostatic discharge (ESD) to GNDB on the cable side, as specified by the Human Body Model (HBM).

The MAX14948 is available in a wide body 16-pin SO package and operates over the -40°C to +85°C temperature range.
MAX14948: Functional Diagram MAX14948: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • High-Performance Transceiver Enables Flexible Designs
    • Integrated LDO for Cable-Side Power
    • Compliant with RS-485/EIA-485 Standard
    • 500kbps Maximum Data Rate
    • Allows Up to 256 Devices on the Bus
  • Integrated Protection Ensure Robust Communication
    • ±30kV ESD (HBM) on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
    • 5kVRMS Withstand Isolation Voltage for 60s (VISO)
    • 1200VPEAK Maximum Repetitive Peak-Isolation Voltage (VIORM)
    • 848VRMS Maximum Working-Isolation Voltage (VIOWM)
    • > 30 Years Lifetime at Rated Working Voltage
    • Withstands ±10kV Surge per IEC 61000-4-5
    • Thermal Shutdown

Applications/Uses

  • HVAC
  • Industrial Automation Equipment
  • Power Meters
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

See parametric specs for RS-485/RS-422 Line Driver/Receivers (208)


Part NumberTx/RxDuplexVSUPPLY
(V)
Galvanic Isolation
(±V)
ICC
(mA)
Data Rate
(kbps)
ESD Protect.
(±kV)
Tx ENRx ENOper. Temp.
(°C)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
typminSee Notes
MAX14948 1Tx + 1RxHalf55000450035YesYes-40 to +85
SOIC HYBRID (W)/16
$3.62 @1k

Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

MAX149X1EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX14938/MAX14939/MAX14941/MAX14942/MAX14945 and MAX14948
Product Reliability Reports: MAX14948.pdf 
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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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