100Mbps Full-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver for Long Cables

Industry's Fastest RS-485 Transceivers with Pre-Emphasis Improve Robust Communications with Longer Cables

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The MAX22502E full-duplex, ESD-protected, RS-485/RS-422 transceiver is optimized for high-speed (up to 100Mbps) communication over long cables.This transceiver features larger receiver hysteresis for high noise rejection and improved signal integrity. Integrated preemphasis circuitry extends the distance, and increases the data rate, of reliable communication by reducing inter-symbol interference (ISI) caused by long cables when supplied with 5V. Integrated hot-swap protection and a fail-safe receiver ensure a logic-high on the receiver output when input signals are shorted or open for longer than 10µs (typ).

The MAX22502E is available in a 12-pin TDFN-EP (3mm x 3mm) package and operates over the -40°C to +125°C ambient temperature range.

Design Solution: RS-485: Overcome the Speed vs. Distance Challenge ›

MAX22502E: Simplified Block Diagram MAX22502E: Simplified Block Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • High-Speed Operation Over Long Distances
    • Up to 100Mbps Data Rate
    • Integrated Preemphasis Extends Cable Length
    • 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 IEC61000-4-2 Air-Gap ESD Protection
    • ±6kV IEC61000-4-2 Contact Discharge ESD Protection
    • 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
    • Low 5µA (max) Shutdown Current
    • Available in 12-pin TDFN (3mm x 3mm) Package
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range


  • Backplane Busses
  • Encoder Interfaces
  • Field Bus Networks
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Motion Control
Part NumberTx/RxDuplexVSUPPLY
Fault Protect.
Data Rate
ESD Protect.
Tx ENRx ENICC (Shutdn.)
Slew Rate LimitingOper. Temp.
typmintypSee Notes
MAX22502E 1Tx + 1RxFull3.0 to 5.51512.710000015YesYes5No-40 to +125
$3.94 @1k
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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.

MAX22502EEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX22502E/MAX22503E

Tools & Models

  • MAX22502E IBIS Model
  • CAD Symbols and Footprints

  • MAX22502EATC+
  • MAX22502EATC+T
  • Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

    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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