Sunnyvale, Calif.Maxim Integrated Products' MAX13487E and MAX13488E half-duplex RS-485 transceivers feature AutoDirection, which automatically enables the driver when transmitting data.
According to Maxim, AutoDirection eliminates the driver-enable control signal, which saves space and reduces component count in isolated metering, automotive and industrial applications.
The MAX13487E offers ±15-kV ESD protection using the IEC 61000-4-2 Air-Gap Discharge Method, and both transceivers provide ±15-kV ESD protection using the Human Body Model.
The MAX13487E's slew-rate-limited drivers provide reduced EMI and operation in environments with high levels of radiated noise for error-free transmission up to 500-kbits/s. The MAX13488E allows data rates up to 16-Mbits/s. The devices feature a 1/4-unit load receiver input impedance, allowing up to 128 transceivers on the bus.
The MAX13487E and MAX13488E operate over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.
Pricing: Starts at $1.25 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Availability: Now in an industry-standard, 8-pin SO package.
Data Sheet: click here.
Maxim Integrated Products, 1-800-998-8800, www.maxim-ic.com