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How to Protect Your RS-485 Lines by Utilizing the MAX33072E Transceiver
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Featured Products

MAX33046E 20Mbps, Half-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers with ±40kV ESD Protection

The MAX33045E/MAX33046E is a half-duplex RS-485/422 transceiver that operates at either 3.3V or ...
  • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
    • ±25V Fault-Protection Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
    • High-ESD Protection
      • ±40kV HBM ESD per JEDEC JS-001
      • ±15kV Air-Gap ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
      • ±10kV Contact ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
    • Short-Circuit-Protected Outputs
    • True Fail-Safe Receiver Prevents False Transition on Receiver Input Short or Open Events
    • Hot-Swap Capability Eliminates False Transitions on Receiver Input Shorts or Open Events
  • High-Speed Data Rates up to 20Mbps
  • Enables up to 256 Nodes on the Bus
  • Wide -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range

    MAX33045E 20Mbps, Half-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers with ±40kV ESD Protection

    The MAX33045E/MAX33046E is a half-duplex RS-485/422 transceiver that operates at either 3.3V or ...
    • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
      • ±25V Fault-Protection Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
      • High-ESD Protection
        • ±40kV HBM ESD per JEDEC JS-001
        • ±15kV Air-Gap ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
        • ±10kV Contact ESD per IEC 61000-4-2
      • Short-Circuit-Protected Outputs
      • True Fail-Safe Receiver Prevents False Transition on Receiver Input Short or Open Events
      • Hot-Swap Capability Eliminates False Transitions on Receiver Input Shorts or Open Events
    • High-Speed Data Rates up to 20Mbps
    • Enables up to 256 Nodes on the Bus
    • Wide -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
      MAX33073E +3V to +5.5V, Polarity Invert RS-485 Half-Duplex Transceiver with ±65V Fault Protection, ±40V CMR, and ±40kV ESD

      MAX33073E +3V to +5.5V, Polarity Invert RS-485 Half-Duplex Transceiver with ±65V Fault Protection, ±40V CMR, and ±40kV ESD

      The MAX33072E/MAX33073E are a family of fault-protected RS-485/RS-422 transceivers with high ±65...
      • Integrated Protection for Robust Communication
        • Protection on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs (A, B Data Lines)
          • ±65V Fault Protection Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
          • ±40V Common-Mode Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
          • ±40kV Human Body Model (JEDEC JS-001-2017) ESD Protection
          • ±15kV Air Gap Discharge (IEC 61000-4-2) ESD Protection
          • ±10kV Contact Discharge (IEC 61000-4-2) ESD Protection
        • Hot-Swap Protection
        • Short Circuit Protection
        • Thermal Shutdown
        • True Fail-Safe Guarantees Known Receiver Output State
        • Wide Operating Temperature Range from -40°C to +125°C
      • High-Performance Transceiver Enables Flexible Designs
        • Compliant with RS-485 EIA/TIA-485 Standard
        • 500kbps (MAX33072E), 2Mbps (MAX33073E) Maximum Data Rate
        • 3V to 5.5V Supply Range
        • 1/8 Unit Load for up to 256 Devices on the Bus
      MAX33072E +3V to +5.5V, Polarity Invert RS-485 Half-Duplex Transceiver with ±65V Fault Protection, ±40V CMR, and ±40kV ESD

      MAX33072E +3V to +5.5V, Polarity Invert RS-485 Half-Duplex Transceiver with ±65V Fault Protection, ±40V CMR, and ±40kV ESD

      The MAX33072E/MAX33073E are a family of fault-protected RS-485/RS-422 transceivers with high ±65...
      • Integrated Protection for Robust Communication
        • Protection on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs (A, B Data Lines)
          • ±65V Fault Protection Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
          • ±40V Common-Mode Range on Driver Outputs/Receiver Inputs
          • ±40kV Human Body Model (JEDEC JS-001-2017) ESD Protection
          • ±15kV Air Gap Discharge (IEC 61000-4-2) ESD Protection
          • ±10kV Contact Discharge (IEC 61000-4-2) ESD Protection
        • Hot-Swap Protection
        • Short Circuit Protection
        • Thermal Shutdown
        • True Fail-Safe Guarantees Known Receiver Output State
        • Wide Operating Temperature Range from -40°C to +125°C
      • High-Performance Transceiver Enables Flexible Designs
        • Compliant with RS-485 EIA/TIA-485 Standard
        • 500kbps (MAX33072E), 2Mbps (MAX33073E) Maximum Data Rate
        • 3V to 5.5V Supply Range
        • 1/8 Unit Load for up to 256 Devices on the Bus
      MAX33074ESHLD Evaluation Kit for the <a href="/en/products/MAX33074E">MAX33074E</a>

      MAX33074ESHLD Evaluation Kit for the MAX33074E

      The MAX33074E Shield evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested printed circuit boa...
      • Easy Evaluation of the MAX33074E
      • I/O Interface Compatibility from 1.71V to 5.5V
      • Proven PCB Layout
      • Compatible with Arm® Mbed™ Platform/Arduino®
      • Fully Assembled and Tested
      MAX22514 Surge Protection IO-Link Device Transceiver with DC-DC

      MAX22514 Surge Protection IO-Link Device Transceiver with DC-DC

      The MAX22514 IO-Link transceiver integrates high voltage functionality, including one 24V line d...
      • High Configurability and Integration
        • IO-Link Device and Master Applications
        • COM1, COM2, and COM3 Data Rates
        • Integrated High-Efficiency 200mA DC-DC Buck Regulator
        • 200μA/2mA/5mA Current Sinks/Sources
        • C/Q Receiver is Configurable for 5V TTL
        • Highly Configurable Driver Overload Handling
        • Four Selectable Driver Slew Rates
        • SPI Configuration and Monitoring
        • Integrated Temperature Sensor
        • Configurable C/Q Driver: PNP, NPN, and PP Modes
      • Integrated Protection Enables Robust Systems
        • Integrated ±1kV/500Ω Surge Protection
        • Spread Spectrum DC-DC
        • Reverse Polarity Protection
        • Glitch Filter for Improved Burst Resilience
        • Hot-Plug Protection
      • Optimized for Small Sensor Designs
        • Accurate Oscillator for IO-Link Communication
        • 2.4Ω (typ) Driver On-Resistance for Low Power Dissipation
        • 1.2MHz DC-DC Switching Rate
        • Integrated 3.3V and 5V Linear Regulators
        • Available in Tiny WLP (2.5mm x 2.6mm) and TQFN (4mm x 5mm) Packages

      MAX2087 8-Channel, High-Performance, Low-Power Fully-Integrated Ultrasound Transceiver with 5-Level Pulser and T/R Switch

      The MAX2087 is a highly integrated 8-channel ultrasound transceiver that is optimized for high c...
    • 8 Full Channels of 5-Level Pulser, T/R-Switch, Integrated AFE, with 14-Bit ADC and CWD Mixers and Significant Digital Post-Processing Capability
    • Pulsers Feature Internal Floating Power Supplies and a DirectDrive® Architecture, Eliminating the Need for External Signal High-Voltage Capacitors
    • Embedded Digital Resources Support Transmit Beamforming Dramatically Reducing the Number of Interconnects and FPGA I/Os
    • High Performance Pulser Characteristics: -40dBc for 2nd Harmonic Distortion at 5MHz; Low 14ns Propagation Delay; Active Return to Zero (Clamp); Programmable Current Capability; and Low Quiescent 4.3mV/Ch Power Dissipation
    • Ultra-Low, Full-Channel Receiver Noise Figure of 2.4dB at RIN = RS = 200Ω
    • High Dynamic Range Receiver with 81dBFS SNR at fIN = 5MHz and 2MHz Bandwidth
    • Low-Power (153mW per Channel) Receiver (Includes LNA, VGA, AAF, and ADC) Normal Imaging Mode at 65Msps at Full Performance, and a 100mW per Channel Ultra-Low-Power Mode
    • Selectable Active Input Impedance LNA with 50, 100, 200, and 400 Input Selections (LNA Gain = 18dB); along with an Open Feedback Loop Option with ~3kΩ Input Impedance at 2MHz and 1.2kΩ at 5MHz
    • Integrated Analog Highpass Filter, Selectable 3 Pole 10, 15, 20, and 30MHz Butterworth Anti-Alias Filter and a Bypassable Programmable Digital Highpass Filter
    • Fully Integrated High-Performance CWD Beam-Former with Separate I and Q Mixers for Improved Dynamic Range (157dBc/Hz Dynamic Range per Channel at 1kHz from a 2MHz Carrier) and Sensitivity
    • Bypassable Demodulator Has 96dB SNR NCO, 16 x M Tap Polyphase Decimation Filter with Programmable Decimation Between 2 ≤ M ≤ 32
    • MAX22506E 50Mbps Half-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver with High EFT Immunity

      MAX22506E 50Mbps Half-Duplex RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver with High EFT Immunity

      The MAX22506E ESD-protected RS-485/RS-422 transceiver is optimized for high-speed communication ...
      • High-Speed Operation over Long Distances
        • Up to 50Mbps Data Rate
        • High Receiver Sensitivity
        • Wide Receiver Bandwidth
        • Symmetrical Receiver Thresholds
      • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
        • -15V to +15V Common-Mode Range
        • ±15kV ESD Protection (Human Body Model)
        • ±7kV IEC 61000-4-2 Air-Gap ESD Protection
        • ±6kV IEC 61000-4-2 Contact Discharge ESD Protection
        • Withstands Over ±4kV EFT
        • Driver Outputs are Short-Circuit Protected
      • Flexibility for Many Different Applications
        • 3V to 5.5V Supply Range
        • Low 5μA (max) Shutdown Current
        • Available in 8-pin SOIC and μMAX Packages
        • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
      MAX33078E High-Speed Quad RS-422/RS-485 Receivers with ±65V Fault Protection, ±25V CMR, and ±25kV ESD Protection

      MAX33078E High-Speed Quad RS-422/RS-485 Receivers with ±65V Fault Protection, ±25V CMR, and ±25kV ESD Protection

      The MAX33076-9E is a family of robust quad channel RS-485/422 receivers with high CMR (common mo...
      • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
        • ±65V Fault Tolerant Quad Receiver Lines
        • ±25kV ESD HBM
        • ±25V Common Mode Range
        • True Fail-Safe Receiver Prevents False Transition on Receiver Input Short or Open Events
        • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
      • Industry Standard for Easy Upgrade
        • 16-Pin SOIC and QSOP Packages
        • Pin Out Compatible to Industry Standard MAX3093-94 and MAX3095-96 Product Families
        • Supply Voltage of +3.3V or +5.0V
        • Data Rate Options of 20Mbps or 35Mbps
      MAX33076E High-Speed Quad RS-422/RS-485 Receivers with ±65V Fault Protection, ±25V CMR, and ±25kV ESD Protection

      MAX33076E High-Speed Quad RS-422/RS-485 Receivers with ±65V Fault Protection, ±25V CMR, and ±25kV ESD Protection

      The MAX33076-9E is a family of robust quad channel RS-485/422 receivers with high CMR (common mo...
      • Integrated Protection Increases Robustness
        • ±65V Fault Tolerant Quad Receiver Lines
        • ±25kV ESD HBM
        • ±25V Common Mode Range
        • True Fail-Safe Receiver Prevents False Transition on Receiver Input Short or Open Events
        • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
      • Industry Standard for Easy Upgrade
        • 16-Pin SOIC and QSOP Packages
        • Pin Out Compatible to Industry Standard MAX3093-94 and MAX3095-96 Product Families
        • Supply Voltage of +3.3V or +5.0V
        • Data Rate Options of 20Mbps or 35Mbps