MAX232N 5V RS232 Driver/Receiver 16p
The MAX232 is a +5V-Powered, Multichannel RS-232 Driver/Receiver
- Device Type: Line Driver / Receiver
- Driver Case Style: DIP
- IC Interface Type: RS232
- No. of Drivers: 2
- No. of Pins: 16
- Operating Temperature Max: 70°C
- Operating Temperature Min: 0°C
- Supply Voltage Max: 5.5V
- Supply Voltage Min: 4.5V
The MAX232 is an integrated circuit first created in 1987 by Maxim Integrated Products that converts signals from a TIA-232(RS-232) serial port to signals suitable for use in TTL-compatible digital logic circuits. The MAX232 is a dual transmitter / dual receiver that typically is used to convert the RX, TX, CTS, RTS signals.
The drivers provide TIA-232 voltage level outputs (about ±7.5 volts) from a single 5-volt supply by on-chip charge pumps and external capacitors. This makes it useful for implementing TIA-232 in devices that otherwise do not need any other voltages.