The TL28L92 is a pin and function replacement for the SC26C92 operating at 3.3 V or 5 V supply with added features and deeper FIFOs. Its configuration on power-up is that of the SC26C92. Its differences from the SC26C92 are: 16 character receiver, 16 character transmit FIFOs, watchdog timer for each receiver, mode register 0 is added, extended baud rate and overall faster speeds, programmable receiver and transmitter interrupts.
Pin programming will allow the device to operate with either the Motorola or Intel bus interface. The bit 3 of the MR0A register allows the device to operate in an 8 byte FIFO mode if strict compliance with the SC26C92 FIFO structure is required.
The Texas Instruments TL28L92 Dual Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (DUART) is a single-chip CMOS-LSI communications device that provides two full-duplex asynchronous receiver/transmitter channels in a single package. It interfaces directly with microprocessors and may be used in a polled or interrupt driven system with modem and DMA interface.
The operating mode and data format of each channel can be programmed independently. Additionally, each receiver and transmitter can select its operating speed as one of 28 fixed baud rates; a 16× clock derived from a programmable counter/timer, or an external 1× or 16× clock. The baud rate generator and counter/timer can operate directly from a crystal or from external clock inputs. The ability to independently program the operating speed of the receiver and transmitter make the DUART particularly attractive for dual-speed channel applications such as clustered terminal systems.
Each receiver and transmitter is buffered by 8 or 16 character FIFOs to minimize the potential of receiver overrun, transmitter underrun and to reduce interrupt overhead in interrupt driven systems. In addition, a flow control capability is provided via RTS/CTS signaling to disable a remote transmitter when the receiver buffer is full. Also provided on the TL28L92 are a multipurpose 7-bit input port and a multipurpose 8-bit
output port. These can be used as general purpose I/O ports or can be assigned specific functions (such as clock inputs or status/interrupt outputs) under program control.
The TL28L92 is available now in 44-pin QFP (FR), and will be available 2Q09 in 48-pin QFN (RGZ).
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