The MAX3222 consists of two line drivers, two line receivers, and a dual charge-pump circuit with ±15-kV ESD protection pin to pin (serial-port connection pins, including GND). The device meets the requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and provides the electrical interface between an asynchronous communication controller and the serial-port connector. The charge pump and four small external capacitors allow operation from a single 3-V to 5.5-V supply. The device operates at data signaling rates up to 250 kbit/s and a maximum of 30-V/µs driver output slew rate.
The MAX3222 can be placed in the power-down mode by setting PWRDOWN\ low, which draws only 1 µA from the power supply. When the device is powered down, the receivers remain active while the drivers are placed in the high-impedance state. Also, during power down, the onboard charge pump is disabled; V+ is lowered to VCC, and V– is raised toward GND. Receiver outputs also can be placed in the high-impedance state by setting EN\ high.
RS-232 Bus-Pin ESD Protection Exceeds ±15 kV Using Human-Body Model (HBM)
Meets or Exceeds the Requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and ITU v.28 Standards
Operates With 3-V to 5.5-V VCC Supply
Operates up to 250 kbit/s
Two Drivers and Two Receivers
Low Standby Current ...1 µA Typical
External Capacitors ...4 × 0.1 µF
Accepts 5-V Logic Input With 3.3-V Supply
Alternative High-Speed Pin-Compatible Device (1 Mbit/s)
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