±15kV ESD-Protected, 0.5µA, +3V to +5.5V, 1.5Mbps RS-232 Receivers in SOT23-5

Industry's First ±15kV ESD-Protected, +3V to +5.5V RS-232 Receivers in a SOT Package

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The MAX3180E-MAX3183E single RS-232 receivers in a SOT23-5 package are designed for space- and cost-constrained applications requiring minimal RS-232 communications. The receiver inputs are protected to ±15kV using IEC 1000-4-2 Air-Gap Discharge, to ±8kV using IEC 1000-4-2 Contact Discharge, and to ±15kV per the Human Body Model, ensuring compliance with international standards.

The devices minimize power and heat dissipation by consuming only 0.5µA supply current from a +3.0V to +5.5V supply, and they guarantee true RS-232 performance up to a 1.5Mbps data rate. The MAX3180E/MAX3182E feature a three-state TTL/CMOS receiver output that is controlled by an active-low EN logic input. The MAX3181E/MAX3183E feature an active-low INVALID output that indicates valid RS-232 signals at the receiver input for applications requiring automatic system wake-up. The MAX3182E/MAX3183E have a noninverting output, while the MAX3180E/MAX3181E have a standard inverting output.
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Key Features

  • Tiny SOT23-5 Package
  • ESD-Protected RS-232 Input
    • ±15kV-Human Body Model
    • ±8kV-IEC 1000-4-2, Contact Discharge
    • ±15kV-IEC 1000-4-2, Air-Gap Discharge
  • 0.5µA Supply Current
  • 1.5Mbps Guaranteed Data Rate
  • Meets EIA/TIA-232 and V.28/V.24 Specifications Down to VCC = +3.0V
  • Active-Low INVALID Output Indicates Valid RS-232 Signal at Receiver Input (MAX3181E/MAX3183E)
  • Three-State TTL/CMOS Receiver Output (MAX3180E/MAX3182E)
  • Noninverting RS-232 Output (MAX3182E/MAX3183E)


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Part NumberVSUPPLY
TxRxData Rate
Internal Charge PumpExt. CapsESD Protect.
Rx Active in ShutdnPackage/PinsBudgetary
mintypSee Notes
$1.07 @1k
MAX3181E 1
MAX3182E -
MAX3183E 1
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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.

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX3181E.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

CAD Symbols and Footprints

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