The ST3232 is a 3V powered EIA/TIA-232 and V.28/V.24 communication interface with low power requirements, high data-rate capabilities. ST3232 has a proprietary low dropout transmitter output stage providing true RS-232 performance from 3 to 5.5V supplies. The device requires only four small 0.1mF standard external capacitors for operations from 3V supply. The ST3232 has two receivers and two drivers. The device is guaranteed to run at data rates of 250 kbps while maintaining RS-232 output levels. Typical applications are Notebook, Subnotebook and Palmtop Computers, Battery Powered Equipment, Hand-Held Equipment, Peripherals and Printers.