Sunnyvale, Calif.Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX13181E and MAX13184E full-duplex and selectable half-/full-duplex RS-485 transceivers in 2-mm x 2-mm microDFN packaging.
According to Maxim, the MAX13181E and MAX13184E save more than 50% board space compared to existing RS-485 transceiver footprints. The small footprint of these transceivers makes them suitable for space-constrained applications such as motor control and portable sensors.
The MAX13181E and MAX13184E include enhanced ±15-kV ESD protection (Human Body Model), pullup/pulldown resistors, and a 1/8 unit-load receiver-input impedance, thus allowing up to 256 transceivers on the bus.
The MAX13181E and MAX13183E feature selectable half- or full-duplex operation, and the MAX13182E/MAX13184E are configured for full-duplex operation. Additionally, the MAX13181E and MAX13182E provide slew-rate-limited drivers that reduce EMI and enable error-free transmission up to 500-kbits/s in environments with high levels of radiated noise.
The MAX13183E and MAX13184E, on the other hand, feature full-speed drivers that allow data rates up to 16-Mbits/s.
The MAX13181E and MAX13184E operate over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range, and they are available in a 10-pin microDFN package.
Pricing: Starts at $1.75 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Datasheet: click here.
Maxim Integrated Products, 1-800-998-8800, www.maxim-ic.com