Simplified Block Diagram
- For Fault-Tolerant Applications:
MAX3430: ±80V Fault-Protected, Fail-Safe, 1/4- Unit Load, +3.3V, RS-485 Transceiver MAX3080-MAX3089: Fail-Safe, High-Speed (10Mbps), Slew-Rate-Limited, RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers
- For Space-Constrained Applications:
MAX3460-MAX3464: +5V, Fail-Safe, 20Mbps, Profibus, RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers MAX3362: +3.3V, High-Speed, RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver in a SOT23 Package MAX3280E-MAX3284E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, 52Mbps, +3V to +5.5V, SOT23, RS-485/RS-422 True Fail-Safe Receivers MAX3030E-MAX3033E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, +3.3V, Quad RS-422 Transmitters
- For Multiple Transceiver Applications:
MAX3293/MAX3294/MAX3295: 20Mbps, +3.3V, SOT23, RS-485/RS-422 Transmitters
- For Fail-Safe Applications:
MAX3440E-MAX3444E: ±15kV ESD-Protected, ±60V Fault-Protected, 10Mbps, Fail-Safe RS-485/J1708 Transceivers
- For Low-Voltage Applications:
MAX3483E/MAX3485E/MAX3486E/MAX3488E/ MAX3490E/MAX3491E: +3.3V Powered, ±15kV ESD-Protected, 12Mbps, Slew-Rate-Limited, True RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers
- Industrial-Control Local Area Networks
- Level Translators
- Low-Power RS-422 Transceivers
- Low-Power RS-485 Transceivers
- Transceivers for EMI-Sensitive Applications
These transceivers draw as little as 120µA supply current when unloaded or when fully loaded with disabled drivers (see Selector Guide). Additionally, the MAX481E, MAX483E, and MAX487E have a low-current shutdown mode in which they consume only 0.5µA. All parts operate from a single +5V supply.
Drivers are short-circuit current limited, and are protected against excessive power dissipation by thermal shutdown circuitry that places their outputs into a high-impedance state. The receiver input has a fail-safe feature that guarantees a logic-high output if the input is open circuit.
The MAX487E and MAX1487E feature quarter-unit-load receiver input impedance, allowing up to 128 transceivers on the bus. The MAX488E-MAX491E are designed for full-duplex communications, while the MAX481E, MAX483E, MAX485E, MAX487E, and MAX1487E are designed for half-duplex applications. For applications that are not ESD sensitive see the pinand function-compatible MAX481, MAX483, MAX485, MAX487-MAX491, and MAX1487.