The TL16C752C is a dual universal asynchronous receiver transmitter (UART) with 64-byte FIFOs, automatic hardware and software flow control, and data rates up to 3 Mbps. It incorporates the functionality of four UARTs, each UART having its own register set and FIFOs. The four UARTs share only the data bus interface and clock source, otherwise they operate independently. Another name for the UART function is asynchronous communications element (ACE), and these terms are used interchangeably. The bulk of this document describes the behavior of each ACE, with the understanding that four such devices are incorporated into the TL16C752C. The TL16C752C offers enhanced features. It has a transmission control register (TCR) that stores received FIFO threshold level to start or stop transmission during hardware and software flow control. With the FIFO RDY register, the software gets the status of TXRDY/RXRDY for all four ports in one access. On-chip status registers provide the user with error indications, operational status, and modem interface control. System interrupts may be tailored to meet user requirements. An internal loopback capability allows onboard diagnostics.
Each UART transmits data sent to it from the peripheral 8-bit bus on the TX signal and receives characters on the RX signal. Characters can be programmed to be 5, 6, 7, or 8 bits. The UART has a 64-byte receive FIFO and transmit FIFO and can be programmed to interrupt at different trigger levels. The UART generates its own desired baud rate based upon a programmable divisor and its input clock. It can transmit even, odd, or no parity and 1-, 1.5-, or 2-stop bits. The receiver can detect break, idle or framing errors, FIFO overflow, and parity errors. The transmitter can detect FIFO underflow.
The UART also contains a software interface for modem control operations, and software flow control and hardware flow control capabilities.
The TL16C752C is available in a 32-pin QFN (RHB) package and 48-pin QFP (PFB) package.
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