Reliable connectivity sets strong analog designs apart

Connectivity is critical to so many smart solutions—and that doesn’t stop being the case in inhospitable environments. That’s exactly why Maxim Integrated has developed an impressive family of connected interface and wireless communication ICs that lead the industry in protection and connection.

Many applications such as automotive on board communication system are inherently hard on electronics, which is why Maxim’s rugged connectivity devices are built to perform under the harshest conditions. And, with longstanding expertise in RS-485 connectivity technology, you can be sure that their products will serve your design well. Explore Maxim’s rugged device portfolio for yourself.


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Reliable connectivity solutions

RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers

Targeted for industrial control, instrumentation, lighting systems, and PROFIBUS applications
Available in both industry-standard packages and small spacing-saving packages
Exceed high-ESD and fault protection to increase robustness and time in the field
Fast data rates (> 10Mbps) to service a majority of applications


RS-232 Transceivers

  • Pioneered integration of charge pump and inverter for single-supply operation
  • ESD-protected RS-232 transceivers:
    • save board space by integrating protection circuitry
    • control transmitter short circuits with current limiting
  • RS-232 transceivers protect transmitter and receiver up to ±70V, without affecting transceiver IC
  • AutoShutdown Plus™ technology allows low shutdown currents for power-saving applications


CAN Transceivers

  • Controller Area Network (CAN) is a two-wire, half-duplex, high-speed serial network
  • Used to communicate between network nodes without loading down a system microcontroller
  • Interface between the CAN protocol controller and the physical wires of the CAN bus lines
  • Highest fault-protected CANH/CANL data lines to help withstand accidental shorts
  • Integrated high-ESD circuitry provides protection from inadvertent strikes
  • Isolated CAN transceivers provide high withstand voltage, high fault protection, and high ESD


Beyond-the-Rails Switches/Muxes

  • Standard 3 – 5.5V supplies, but allow a range of ±25V input signals above- and below-the-rails
  • No need for multiple switches/muxes to switch both high- and low-voltage signals
  • Ideal for general-purpose system signal routing and industrial analog front-ends
  • Point-of-sale (POS) connector sharing, industrial analog inputs, handheld instrumentation, ATE, and audio/data switching

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  • Connecting building blocks for enhanced IoT, smart technology, and communication markets
  • High-performance solutions support critical wireless, mobile, automotive, and cable designs
  • Building block ICs: power amplifiers, RF transceivers, RF receivers, RF transmitters, low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), and an extensive range of RF mixers



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