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3.3V Powered, 10Mbps and Slew-Rate Limited, True RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers

Product Details

The MAX3483, MAX3485, MAX3486, MAX3488, MAX3490, and MAX3491 are 3.3V, low-power transceivers for RS-485 and RS-422 communication. Each part contains one driver and one receiver. The MAX3483 and MAX3488 feature slew-rate-limited drivers that minimize EMI and reduce reflections caused by improperly terminated cables, allowing error-free data transmission at data rates up to 250kbps. The partially slew-rate-limited MAX3486 transmits up to 2.5Mbps. The MAX3485, MAX3490, and MAX3491 transmit at up to 10Mbps.

Drivers are short-circuit current limited and are protected against excessive power dissipation by thermal shutdown circuitry that places the driver outputs into a high-impedance state. The receiver input has a fail-safe feature that guarantees a logic-high output if both inputs are open circuit.

The MAX3488, MAX3490, and MAX3491 feature full-duplex communication, while the MAX3483, MAX3485, and MAX3486 are designed for half-duplex communication.

Key Features

  • Operate from a Single 3.3V Supply-No Charge Pump!
  • Interoperable with +5V Logic
  • 8ns Max Skew (MAX3485/MAX3490/MAX3491)
  • Slew-Rate Limited for Errorless Data Transmission (MAX3483/MAX3488)
  • 2nA Low-Current Shutdown Mode (MAX3483/MAX3485/MAX3486/MAX3491)
  • -7V to +12V Common-Mode Input Voltage Range
  • Allows up to 32 Transceivers on the Bus
  • Full-Duplex and Half-Duplex Versions Available
  • Industry Standard 75176 Pinout (MAX3483/MAX3485/MAX3486)
  • Current-Limiting and Thermal Shutdown for Driver Overload Protection

Applications/Uses

  • Industrial Control Local Area Networks
  • Integrated Services Digital Networks
  • Low-Power RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers
  • Packet Switching
  • Telecommunications
  • Transceivers for EMI-Sensitive Applications
Parametric specs for RS-485/RS-422 Line Driver/Receivers
# Tx/Rx 1Tx + 1Rx
Duplex Half
VSUPPLY (V) 3.3
Data Rate (kbps) (min) 10000
ICC (mA) (typ) 1
Tx EN Yes
Rx EN Yes
ICC (Shutdn.) (µA) (typ) 0.002
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
0 to +70
Package/Pins PDIP/8
SOIC (N)/8
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$2.07 @1k
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Simplified Block Diagram

MAX3483, MAX3485, MAX3486: Typical Application Circuit MAX3483, MAX3485, MAX3486: Typical Application Circuit Zoom icon

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Parameters

Parametric specs for RS-485/RS-422 Line Driver/Receivers
# Tx/Rx 1Tx + 1Rx
Duplex Half
VSUPPLY (V) 3.3
Data Rate (kbps) (min) 10000
ICC (mA) (typ) 1
Tx EN Yes
Rx EN Yes
ICC (Shutdn.) (µA) (typ) 0.002
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
0 to +70
Package/Pins PDIP/8
SOIC (N)/8
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$2.07 @1k

Key Features

  • Operate from a Single 3.3V Supply-No Charge Pump!
  • Interoperable with +5V Logic
  • 8ns Max Skew (MAX3485/MAX3490/MAX3491)
  • Slew-Rate Limited for Errorless Data Transmission (MAX3483/MAX3488)
  • 2nA Low-Current Shutdown Mode (MAX3483/MAX3485/MAX3486/MAX3491)
  • -7V to +12V Common-Mode Input Voltage Range
  • Allows up to 32 Transceivers on the Bus
  • Full-Duplex and Half-Duplex Versions Available
  • Industry Standard 75176 Pinout (MAX3483/MAX3485/MAX3486)
  • Current-Limiting and Thermal Shutdown for Driver Overload Protection

Applications/Uses

  • Industrial Control Local Area Networks
  • Integrated Services Digital Networks
  • Low-Power RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers
  • Packet Switching
  • Telecommunications
  • Transceivers for EMI-Sensitive Applications

Description

The MAX3483, MAX3485, MAX3486, MAX3488, MAX3490, and MAX3491 are 3.3V, low-power transceivers for RS-485 and RS-422 communication. Each part contains one driver and one receiver. The MAX3483 and MAX3488 feature slew-rate-limited drivers that minimize EMI and reduce reflections caused by improperly terminated cables, allowing error-free data transmission at data rates up to 250kbps. The partially slew-rate-limited MAX3486 transmits up to 2.5Mbps. The MAX3485, MAX3490, and MAX3491 transmit at up to 10Mbps.

Drivers are short-circuit current limited and are protected against excessive power dissipation by thermal shutdown circuitry that places the driver outputs into a high-impedance state. The receiver input has a fail-safe feature that guarantees a logic-high output if both inputs are open circuit.

The MAX3488, MAX3490, and MAX3491 feature full-duplex communication, while the MAX3483, MAX3485, and MAX3486 are designed for half-duplex communication.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX3483, MAX3485, MAX3486: Typical Application Circuit MAX3483, MAX3485, MAX3486: Typical Application Circuit Zoom icon

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

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