The MAX3222E consists of two line drivers, two line receivers, and a dual charge-pump circuit with ±15-kV ESD protection pin to pin (serial-port connection pins,
The device meets the requirements of TIA/EIA-232-F and provides the electrical interface between an asynchronous communication controller and the
serial-port connector. The charge pump and four small external capacitors allow operation from a single 3-V to 5.5-V supply. The device operates at typical data signaling rates up to 500 kbit/s and a maximum of 30-V/µs driver output slew rate.
The MAX3222E can be placed in the power-down mode by setting the power-down (PWRDOWN) input low, which draws only 1 µA from the power supply. When the device is powered down, the receivers remain active
while the drivers are placed in the high-impedance state. Also, during power down, the onboard charge pump is disabled; V+ is lowered to VCC, and V is raised toward GND. Receiver outputs also can be placed in the high-impedance state by setting enable (EN) high.
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