MAX232, MAX232A

+5V-Powered, Multichannel RS-232 Drivers/Receivers


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Description

The MAX220–MAX249 family of line drivers/receivers is intended for all EIA/TIA-232E and V.28/V.24 communications interfaces, particularly applications where ±12V is not available..

The MAX225, MAX233, MAX235, and MAX245/MAX246/MAX247 use no external components and are recommended for applications where printed circuit board space is critical.

The MAX220–MAX249 are offered in 26 different packages with temperatures from 0 to +70°C up to -55°C to +125°C. See ordering information table at the end of the data sheet for all package and temperature options.

MAX220, MAX232, MAX232A: Pin Configuration and Typical Operating Circuit MAX220, MAX232, MAX232A: Pin Configuration and Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Saves Board Space
  • Integrated Charge Pump Circuitry
    • Eliminates the Need for a Bipolar ±12V Supply
    • Enables Single Supply Operation from +5V Supply
  • Integrated Capacitors (MAX223, MAX233, MAX235, MAX245–MAX247)
  • Saves Power for Reduced Power Requirements
  • 5µW Shutdown Mode

Applications/Uses

  • Interface Translation
  • Multidrop RS-232 Networks
  • Portable Diagnostics Equipment
Part Number VSUPPLY
(V)
Tx Rx Data Rate
(kbps)
ICC
(mA)
Internal Charge Pump Ext. Caps Cap. Value
(µF)
Rx Active in Shutdn Package/Pins Budgetary
Price
min typ nom See Notes
MAX220  5 2 2 120 0.5 Yes 4 0.1 -
CDIP(N)/16
PDIP(N)/16
SOIC(N)/16
SOIC(W)/16
$3.46 @1k
MAX222  5 2 2 200 4 Yes 4 0.1 0
CDIP(N)/18
LCC/20
PDIP(N)/18
SOIC(W)/18
$2.53 @1k
MAX223  5 4 5 120 7 Yes 4 1 2
SOIC(W)/28
SSOP/28
$2.79 @1k
MAX230  5 5 0 120 7 Yes 4 1 -
CDIP(N)/20
PDIP(N)/20
SOIC(W)/20
$4.40 @1k
MAX231 
5
12
2 2 120 0.4 No 2 1 -
CDIP(N)/14
PDIP(N)/14
SOIC(W)/16
$2.59 @1k
MAX232  5 2 2 120 5 Yes 4 1 -
CDIP(N)/16
LCC/20
PDIP(N)/16
SOIC(N)/16
SOIC(W)/16
TSSOP/16
$1.94 @1k
MAX232A  5 2 2 200 4 Yes 4 0.1 -
CDIP(N)/16
LCC/20
PDIP(N)/16
SOIC(N)/16
SOIC(W)/16
TSSOP/16
$3.01 @1k
MAX233  5 2 2 120 5 Yes 0 - -
PDIP(N)/20
SOIC/20
$4.62 @1k
MAX233A  5 2 2 200 4 Yes 0 - -
PDIP(N)/20
SOIC/20
$6.29 @1k
MAX234  5 4 0 120 7 Yes 4 1 -
CDIP(N)/16
PDIP(N)/16
SOIC(W)/16
$2.59 @1k
MAX236  5 4 3 120 7 Yes 4 1 -
CDIP(N)/24
PDIP(N)/24
SOIC(W)/24
$4.54 @1k
MAX237  5 5 3 120 7 Yes 4 1 -
CDIP(N)/24
PDIP(N)/24
SOIC(W)/24
$4.71 @1k
MAX238  5 4 4 120 7 Yes 4 1 -
CDIP(N)/24
PDIP(N)/24
SOIC(W)/24
$2.31 @1k
MAX239 
5
12
3 5 120 0.4 No 2 1 -
CDIP(N)/24
PDIP(N)/24
SOIC(W)/24
$2.31 @1k
MAX240  5 5 5 120 7 Yes 4 1 -
MQFP/44
$5.50 @1k
MAX241  5 4 5 120 7 Yes 4 1 -
SOIC(W)/28
SSOP/28
$2.79 @1k
MAX242  5 2 2 200 4 Yes 4 0.1 2
CDIP(N)/18
PDIP(N)/18
SOIC(W)/18
SSOP/20
$2.53 @1k
MAX243  5 2 2 200 4 Yes 4 0.1 -
CDIP(N)/16
PDIP(N)/16
SOIC(N)/16
SOIC(W)/16
$3.46 @1k
MAX244  5 8 10 120 11 Yes 4 1 -
PLCC/44
$8.98 @1k
MAX248  5 8 8 120 11 Yes 4 1 8
PLCC/44
$20.64 @1k
MAX249  5 6 10 120 11 Yes 4 1 10
PLCC/44
$7.86 @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.

Tools & Models

MAX232 IBIS Model

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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