TP8485E - ± 18K ESD Protection, Full Fail-Safe RS-485 Transceiver
Exceeds Requirements of EIA-485 Standard
Hot Plug Circuitry - Tx and Rx Outputs Remain
Three-State During Power-up/Power-down
Data Rate: 300 bps to 250 kbps
Full Fail-safe (Open, Short, Terminated)Receivers
Up to 256 Nodes on a Bus (1/8 unit load)
Wide Supply Voltage 3V to 5.5V
SOIC-8 Package for Backward Compatibility
— ±18 kV HBM protection
— ±13 kV IEC61000-4-2 Contact Discharge
— +4 kV IEC61000-4-4 Fast Transient Burst
- Typical Application
The TP8485E are IEC61000 ESD protected, 3V~5.5V powered transceivers that meet the RS-485 and RS-422 standards for balanced communication. Driver outputs and receiver inputs are protected against ±18kV ESD strikes without latch-up.
Transmitters in this family deliver exceptional differential output voltages (2.5V min/5Vcc), into the RS-485 required 54Ω load, for better noise immunity, or to allow up to eight 120Ω terminations in “star” topologies. These devices have very low bus currents so they present a true “1/8 unit load” to the RS-485 bus. This allows up to 256 transceivers on the network without using repeaters. Receiver (Rx) inputs feature a “Full Fail-Safe” design, which ensures a logic high Rx output if Rx inputs are floating, shorted, or on a terminated but undriven bus. Rxoutputs feature high drive levels - typically 25mA @ VOL= 1V (to ease the design of optocoupled isolated interfaces).
The TP8485E is available in an SOIC-8 and MSOP-8 package, and is characterized from –40°C to 125°C.