Milpitas, Calif.Intersil Corp. has introduced the ISL3259E RS-485/RS-422 transceiver, a next-generation interface IC that combines a fast data transmission rate of 100-Mbits/s with a low 2.6-mA supply current and rugged 15kV IEC61000-4-2 ESD (electro-static discharge) protection.
According to Intersil, the ISL3259E's data rate is more than double that of competing devices since the majority of higher-end RS-485/RS-422 transceivers are limited to data rates up to 40-Mbits/s.
The ISL3259E is aimed at precision control of motor positioning in factory automation systems that require high-speed data transfers.
The ISL3259E's ESD level is rated at 15kV air gap and 8kV contact discharge to IEC61000-4-2 on the RS-485/RS-422 bus pins and 9kV HBM on all of the other pins. The ISL3259E's output differential voltage drive (Vod) is specified to be 40% greater then the voltage specified by the RS-485 protocol.
The ISL3259E is packaged in a small 3mm x 3mm DFN package for space-savings along with an 8 lead MSOP package option.
Pricing: $1.33 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
Datasheet: click here.
Intersil Corp., www.intersil.com