MAX3232PMB1 Peripheral Module

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The MAX3232PMB1 peripheral module provides the necessary hardware to interface the MAX3232E true RS-232 transceiver to any system that utilizes Pmod™-compatible expansion ports configurable for UART communication. The IC has two receivers and two transmitters that are used to implement RS-232 data transmit and receive channels along with optional CTS and RTS handshaking. The RS-232 side input and output levels are true RS-232, achieved by incorporation of a dual internal charge pump.

Refer to the MAX3232E IC data sheet for detailed information regarding operation of the IC.
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Key Features

  • Transmitter Output and Receiver Inputs Protected to ±15kV
  • Implements RS-232 DCE
  • True RS-232 Levels from Single 3.3V Supply
  • 6-Pin Pmod-Compatible Connector (Pmod Interface Type 4 UART)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Battery Powered Equipment
  • Printers. PCs, Computers
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • XDSL Modems

Technical Documents

User Guide 5483 Analog Essentials Getting Started Guide for Zedboard
Brochure 5468 Maxim Analog Essentials Collection
User Guide 5466 Analog Essentials Getting Started Guide for LX9 and Nexys3

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