Maxim Integrated MAX3218EAP+, Line Transceiver, EIA/TIA-232-E, EIA/TIA-562 2-TX 2-RX 2-TRX, 1.8 → 4.25 V, 20-Pin

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RS-232 Dual Transmitters/Receivers, Maxim Integrated

The Maxim family of dual RS232 line drivers and receivers are intended for all EIA/TIA-232E, V.24 and V.28 communications interface. Maxim’s RS232 dual transmitter/receiver will allow applications such as interface translation, modem, laptop as well as RS232 battery-powered systems due to their low-power shutdown mode. The multichannel transceiver MAX233, MAX235 have no external components therefore are ideal where space is crucial.

Multichannel RS232 Driver/Receiver (RS232 Transceiver)
Data Rates range from 120 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s
Low-power shutdown mode reduces power dissipation
Some RS232 Transceivers may incorporate 0.1uF External Capacitors
Integrated ESD Applications


• High Speed Modems
• Battery Powered Equipment
• Notebook, Subnotebook, and Palmtop Computers
• Printers
• Handheld Equipment
• Peripherals


Please note that any defect or non – conformance of this product must be discovered and reported to RS within 20 days of purchase.

RS-232 Line Drivers and Receivers

Attribute Value
Number of Transmitters 2
Package Type SSOP
Mounting Type Surface Mount
Pin Count 20
Number of Receivers 2
Typical Single Supply Voltage 1.8 → 4.25 V
Data Rate 120kbps
Number of Transceivers 2
Interface Standards EIA/TIA-232-E, EIA/TIA-562
Minimum Operating Temperature -40 °C
Maximum Operating Temperature +85 °C
Number of Drivers per Line 1
Length 7.33mm
Number of Receivers per Line 1
Height 1.78mm
Width 5.38mm
Dimensions 7.33 x 5.38 x 1.78mm
Power Supply Type Single
264 In stock for delivery within 4 working days
Price Each (In a Tube of 66)
SGD 6.586
(exc. GST)
SGD 7.047
(inc. GST)
Per unit
Per Tube*
66 +
*price indicative