BILLERICA, MASS. A 3-to-5.5-V RS-232 transceiver from Sipex Corp. is said to meet EIA/TIA-232-F requirements at 3 V. The a one-driver, one-receiver SP3220E needs only a 0.1-microfarads external capacitor to operate. Aimed at portable and handheld applications, it's packaged in a 16-pin TSSOP and priced at 94 cents in lots of 1,000.
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