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1µA Supply Current, 1Mbps, 3.0V to 5.5V, RS-232 Transceivers with AutoShutdown Plus

Product Details

The MAX3224–MAX3227/MAX3244/MAX3245 are 3V-powered EIA/TIA-232 and V.28/V.24 communications interfaces with automatic shutdown/wakeup features and high data-rate capabilities.

All devices achieve a 1µA supply current using Maxim's revolutionary AutoShutdown Plus™ feature. These devices automatically enter a low-power shutdown mode when the RS-232 cable is disconnected or the transmitters of the connected peripherals are inactive, and the UART driving the transmitter inputs is inactive for more than 30 seconds. They turn on again when they sense a valid transition at any transmitter or receiver input. AutoShutdown Plus saves power without changes to the existing BIOS or operating system.

The MAX3225/MAX3227/MAX3245 also feature MegaBaud™ operation, guaranteeing 1Mbps for highspeed applications such as communicating with ISDN modems. The MAX3224/MAX3226/MAX3244 guarantee 250kbps operation. The transceivers have a proprietary low-dropout transmitter output stage enabling true RS-232 performance from a +3.0V to +5.5V supply with a dual charge pump. The charge pump requires only four small 0.1µF capacitors for operation from a 3.3V supply. The MAX3224-MAX3227 feature a logic-level output (READY) that asserts when the charge pump is regulating and the device is ready to begin transmitting.

All devices are available in a space-saving TSSOP and SSOP packages.

Key Features

  • For Smaller Packaging:
    • MAX3228/MAX3229: +2.5V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceivers in UCSP™
  • For Low-Voltage or Data Cable Applications:
    • MAX3380E/MAX3381E: +2.35V to +5.5V, 1µA, 2 Tx/2 Rx RS-232 Transceivers with ±15kV ESD-Protected I/O and Logic Pins
  • For Integrated ESD Protection:
    • MAX3222E/MAX3232E/MAX3237E/MAX3241E/MAX3246E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, Down to 10nA, +3.0V to +5.5V, Up to 1Mbps, True RS-232 Transceivers (MAX3246E Available in UCSP)

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Equipment
  • Cell Phones
  • Handheld Equipment
  • Notebook, Subnotebook, and Palmtop Computers
  • Peripherals
  • Printers
Parametric specs for RS-232 Transceivers (RS232 TxRx)
# Rx 2
# Tx 2
VSUPPLY (V) 5
Data Rate (kbps) (min) 1000
ICC (mA) (typ) 0.3
Internal Charge Pump Yes
External Caps 4
Cap. Value (µF) (nom) 0.1
Package/Pins PDIP/20
SSOP/20
TSSOP/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$2.69 @1k
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Simplified Block Diagram

MAX3224, MAX3225, MAX3226, MAX3227, MAX3244, MAX3245: Typical Operating Circuits MAX3224, MAX3225, MAX3226, MAX3227, MAX3244, MAX3245: Typical Operating Circuits Zoom icon

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Parametric specs for RS-232 Transceivers (RS232 TxRx)
# Rx 2
# Tx 2
VSUPPLY (V) 5
Data Rate (kbps) (min) 1000
ICC (mA) (typ) 0.3
Internal Charge Pump Yes
External Caps 4
Cap. Value (µF) (nom) 0.1
Package/Pins PDIP/20
SSOP/20
TSSOP/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$2.69 @1k

Key Features

  • For Smaller Packaging:
    • MAX3228/MAX3229: +2.5V to +5.5V RS-232 Transceivers in UCSP™
  • For Low-Voltage or Data Cable Applications:
    • MAX3380E/MAX3381E: +2.35V to +5.5V, 1µA, 2 Tx/2 Rx RS-232 Transceivers with ±15kV ESD-Protected I/O and Logic Pins
  • For Integrated ESD Protection:
    • MAX3222E/MAX3232E/MAX3237E/MAX3241E/MAX3246E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, Down to 10nA, +3.0V to +5.5V, Up to 1Mbps, True RS-232 Transceivers (MAX3246E Available in UCSP)

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Equipment
  • Cell Phones
  • Handheld Equipment
  • Notebook, Subnotebook, and Palmtop Computers
  • Peripherals
  • Printers

Description

The MAX3224–MAX3227/MAX3244/MAX3245 are 3V-powered EIA/TIA-232 and V.28/V.24 communications interfaces with automatic shutdown/wakeup features and high data-rate capabilities.

All devices achieve a 1µA supply current using Maxim's revolutionary AutoShutdown Plus™ feature. These devices automatically enter a low-power shutdown mode when the RS-232 cable is disconnected or the transmitters of the connected peripherals are inactive, and the UART driving the transmitter inputs is inactive for more than 30 seconds. They turn on again when they sense a valid transition at any transmitter or receiver input. AutoShutdown Plus saves power without changes to the existing BIOS or operating system.

The MAX3225/MAX3227/MAX3245 also feature MegaBaud™ operation, guaranteeing 1Mbps for highspeed applications such as communicating with ISDN modems. The MAX3224/MAX3226/MAX3244 guarantee 250kbps operation. The transceivers have a proprietary low-dropout transmitter output stage enabling true RS-232 performance from a +3.0V to +5.5V supply with a dual charge pump. The charge pump requires only four small 0.1µF capacitors for operation from a 3.3V supply. The MAX3224-MAX3227 feature a logic-level output (READY) that asserts when the charge pump is regulating and the device is ready to begin transmitting.

All devices are available in a space-saving TSSOP and SSOP packages.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX3224, MAX3225, MAX3226, MAX3227, MAX3244, MAX3245: Typical Operating Circuits MAX3224, MAX3225, MAX3226, MAX3227, MAX3244, MAX3245: Typical Operating Circuits Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal.