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RS-485/RS-422 transceivers claims industry’s widest common-mode range

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The ISL3247xE, ISL3248xE and ISL3249xE series delivers the industry’s widest common-mode range (CMR) compared to similar competitive RS-485 devices. Driver outputs and receiver inputs are fault-protected against voltages as high as ±60 V and are protected against ESD events up to ±16.5 kV, enhancing reliability in harsh environments. The devices have a quiescent supply current of only 2.3 mA, which is 30 percent to 50 percent lower than most competitive devices.     

The ISL3249xE and ISL3248xE series combine both ±60 V OVP and ±25 V CMR, while the ISL3247xE is rated at ±60 V OVP and ±15 V CMR. The family provides designers with a full range of options including slew rate limited versions, high data rate versions and both half-duplex and full-duplex configurations.     

The new product family includes full fail-safe receiver inputs ensuring a logic high receiver output if the inputs are shorted, floating or on an idle bus, eliminating the need for bus-biasing resistors. A common installation error is swapping the cable data wires. To address this problem, the ISL3248xE series includes a polarity reversal feature that can remotely correct for this common installation error without requiring rewiring of the cable or the connector.     

Availability and Pricing     

The ISL3247xE, ISL3248xE and ISL3249xE series are available now in a variety of packages including 8-pin and 14-pin SOIC and 8-pin MSOP packages. Pricing starts at $1.40 each in 1,000-piece quantities.     

More information about the ISL3247xE RS-485/RS-422 transceivers at
www.intersil.com/products/deviceinfo.asp?pn=ISL32470E


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