The MAX3158 is a high CMRR RS-485/RS-422 data-communications interface providing ±60V isolation in a hybrid microcircuit. A single +5V supply on the logic side powers both sides of the interface, with external 100V capacitors transferring power from the logic side to the isolated side. Each MAX3158 contains one transmitter and one receiver and is guaranteed to operate at data rates up to 250kbps. Drivers are short-circuit current limited and 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 receiver output if the inputs are open, shorted, or connected to a terminated transmission line with all drivers disabled. The MAX3158 typically draws 25mA of supply current when unloaded or when fully loaded with the driver disabled. Supply current drops to 25µA when the device is placed in shutdown mode. The device is pin selectable between half- and full-duplex mode and also features an independently programmable receiver and transmitter output phase through separate pins. The MAX3158 is a low-cost replacement for opto-isolated transceivers. For fully isolated RS-485/RS-422 transceivers, refer to the MAX1480 family data sheet.
±60V Isolated Data Interface
+5V Single Supply
Low-Cost Replacement for Opto-Isolated Transceivers
True Fail-Safe Receiver While Maintaining EIA/TIA-485 Compliance
Pin-Selectable Full/Half-Duplex Operation
Phase Controls to Correct for Twisted-Pair Reversal