±15kV ESD-Protected, 10Mbps, 3V/5V, Quad RS-422/RS-485 Receivers

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The MAX3095/MAX3096 are rugged, low-power, quad, RS-422/RS-485 receivers with electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for use in harsh environments. All receiver inputs are protected to ±15kV using IEC 1000-4-2 Air-Gap Discharge, ±8kV using IEC 1000-4-2 Contact Discharge, and ±15kV using the Human Body Model. The MAX3095 operates from a +5V supply, while the MAX3096 operates from a +3.3V supply. Receiver propagation delays are guaranteed to within ±8ns of a predetermined value, thereby ensuring device-to-device matching across production lots.

Complementary enable inputs can be used to place the devices in a 1nA low-power shutdown mode in which the receiver outputs are high impedance. When active, these receivers have a fail-safe feature that guarantees a logic-high output if the input is open circuit. They also feature a quarter-unit-load input impedance that allows 128 receivers on a bus.

The MAX3095/MAX3096 are pin-compatible, low-power upgrades to the industry-standard '26LS32. They are available in a space-saving QSOP package.
MAX3095, MAX3096: Functional Diagram MAX3095, MAX3096: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • ESD Protection:
    • ±15kV-IEC 1000-4-2, Air-Gap Discharge
    • ±8kV-IEC 1000-4-2, Contact Discharge
    • ±15kV-Human Body Model
  • Guaranteed Propagation-Delay Tolerance Between All ICs:
    • ±8ns (MAX3095)
    • ±10ns (MAX3096)
  • Single +3V Operation (MAX3096)
  • Single +5V Operation (MAX3095)
  • 16-Pin QSOP (8-pin SO footprint)
  • 10Mbps Data Rate
  • Allow up to 128 Receivers on the Bus
  • 1nA Low-Power Shutdown Mode
  • 2.4mA Operating Supply Current
  • Pin-Compatible Upgrades to '26LS32


  • Level Translators
  • Receivers for ESD-Sensitive Applications
  • Rugged RS-422/RS-485/RS-423 Bus Receiver
  • Telecommunications Equipment
Part NumberTx/RxVSUPPLY
Data Rate
ESD Protect.
Tx ENRx ENICC (Shutdn.)
Rx/Tx on BusRx Failsafe w/ InputsSlew Rate LimitingOper. Temp.
typmintypSee Notes
MAX3095 4Rx52.41000015NoYes0.001128OpenNo
-40 to +85
0 to +70
SOIC (N)/16
$2.94 @1k
MAX3096 3.3
SOIC (N)/16
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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.

Technical Documents

App Note 1076 Fail-Safe, Low-Speed, Variable-Reluctance Sensors

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX3096.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
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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