MAX232 Chip – RS-232 Receivers – Maxim

Part number : MAX232

Function : +5V-Powered/ Multichannel RS-232 Drivers/Receivers

Package : 16 Pin type

Manufacturer : Maxim

MAX232 Pinout

MAX232 datasheet pdf image

Description :

The MAX220, MAX232 Thru MAX249 family of line drivers/receivers is intended for all EIA/TIA-232E and V.28/V.24 communications interfaces, particularly applications where ±12V is not available.

These parts are especially useful in battery-powered systems, since their low-power shutdown mode reduces power dissipation to less than 5µW. The MAX225, MAX233, MAX235, and MAX245/MAX246/MAX247 use no external components and are recommended for applications where printed circuit board space is critical.

Low-Power Receive Mode

The low-power receive mode feature of the MAX223, MAX242, and MAX245–MAX249 puts the IC into shutdown mode but still allows it to receive information. This is important for applications where systems are periodically awakened to look for activity. Using low-power receive mode, the system can still receive a signal that will activate it on command and prepare it for communication at faster data rates. This operation conserves system power.


1. Interface Translation
2. Multidrop RS-232 Networks
3. Portable Diagnostics Equipment

Reference site : [ Wikipedia MAX232 Info ]


Other partnumber within the file :

MAX231EWE+ -40°C to +85°C 16 Wide SO
MAX231EJD -40°C to +85°C 14 CERDIP
MAX231MJD 55°C to +125°C 14 CERDIP
MAX232CPE+ 0°C to +70°C 16 Plastic DIP
MAX232CSE+ 0°C to +70°C 16 Narrow SO
MAX232CWE+ 0°C to +70°C 16 Wide SO
MAX232C/D 0°C to +70°C Dice*
MAX232EPE+ -40°C to +85°C 16 Plastic DIP
MAX232ESE+ -40°C to +85°C 16 Narrow SO
MAX232EWE+ -40°C to +85°C 16 Wide SO
MAX232EJE -40°C to +85°C 16 CERDIP
MAX232MJE 55°C to +125°C 16 CERDIP
MAX232MLP+ 55°C to +125°C 20 LCC
MAX232ACPE+ 0°C to +70°C 16 Plastic DIP
MAX232ACSE+ 0°C to +70°C 16 Narrow SO
MAX232ACWE+ 0°C to +70°C 16 Wide SO
MAX232AC/D 0°C to +70°C Dice*
MAX232AEPE+ -40°C to +85°C 16 Plastic DIP
MAX232AESE+ -40°C to +85°C 16 Narrow SO
MAX232AEWE+ -40°C to +85°C 16 Wide SO
MAX232AEJE -40°C to +85°C 16 CERDIP
MAX232AMJE 55°C to +125°C 16 CERDIP
MAX232AMLP+ 55°C to +125°C 20 LCC
MAX233CPP+ 0°C to +70°C 20 Plastic DIP
MAX233EPP+ -40°C to +85°C 20 Plastic DIP
MAX233ACPP+ 0°C to +70°C 20 Plastic DIP
MAX233ACWP+ 0°C to +70°C 20 Wide SO
MAX233AEPP+ -40°C to +85°C 20 Plastic DIP
MAX233AEWP+ -40°C to +85°C 20 Wide SO
MAX234CPE+ 0°C to +70°C 16 Plastic DIP
MAX234CWE+ 0°C to +70°C 16 Wide SO
MAX234C/D 0°C to +70°C Dice*
MAX234EPE+ -40°C to +85°C 16 Plastic DIP

MAX232 Datasheet PDF

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