The RAA788152 5V half-duplex powered RS-485/422 transceiver features high output drive and high EFT and ESD protection. The device is immune to ±5kV IEC 61000-4-4 EFT transients and can withstand up to ±16.5kV IEC 61000-4-2 ESD strikes without latch-up.

The RAA78815x family includes half and full-duplex transceivers with active-high driver-enable pins and active-low receiver-enable pins. These transceivers support data rates of 115kbps, 1Mbps and 20Mbps with a performance that is characterized from -40 °C to +85 °C.


  • High VOD: 3.1V (Typ) into RD = 54Ω
  • ±5kV EFT immunity of bus I/O pins
  • ±16.5kV ESD protection on bus I/O pins
  • Supported data rates: 115kbps
  • Full fail-safe outputs for open or shorted inputs
  • Hot plug capability
  • 1/8 unit load
  • Allows for up to 512 transceivers on the bus
  • Low supply current (driver disabled): 550μA
  • Ultra-low shutdown current: 70nA


  • Industrial networks in factory automation
  • Building automation: lighting, elevators, HVAC
  • Industrial process control networks
  • Security camera networks
  • Networks with star topology
  • Long-haul networks in coal mines and oil rigs
  • High node-count networks
  • Automated utility e-meter reading systems


Title language Type Format File Size Date
star RAA78815x Datasheet Datasheet PDF 594 KB
EFT Immunity of the RAA78815x Family of 5V RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers Application Note PDF 472 KB
R15AN0002: RS-485 Transient Protection in Industrial DC-Supply Buses Rev.1.00 Application Note PDF 178 KB
AN1991: Isolating RS-485 Interfaces with High-Speed Digital Optocouplers Application Note PDF 513 KB
AN1990: RS-485 Transceivers in J1708 Physical Layer Applications of Heavy Duty Vehicles Application Note PDF 826 KB
AN1987: RS-485 External Fail-Safe Biasing for Isolated Long Haul Buses Application Note PDF 443 KB
AN1986: External Fail-Safe Biasing of RS-485 Networks Application Note PDF 582 KB
AN1989: RS-422 vs RS-485: Similarities and Key Differences Application Note PDF 440 KB
AN1976: Important Transient Immunity Tests for RS-485 Networks Application Note PDF 338 KB
AN1977: Transient Voltage Suppressors: Operation and Features Application Note PDF 365 KB
AN1980: Ground Potential Differences: Origin and Remedies Application Note PDF 375 KB
How to Simplify Industrial PC Interfaces 简体中文 White Paper PDF 920 KB
PA16061 - Introduce New T-type End Plug for n-SOIC rail (packing tube) Product Advisory PDF 106 KB
Analog ICs Brochure 日本語 Brochure PDF 4.20 MB
TB506: Functional Principles of RS-485 Drivers and Receivers Other PDF 156 KB
TB511: The Unit Load Concept Other PDF 253 KB
TB505: Understanding the Difference between HBM and IEC 61000-4-2 ESD Immunity Other PDF 254 KB
TB509: Detecting Bus Signals Correctly with Failsafe Biased RS-485 Receivers Technical Brief PDF 300 KB

memoryBoards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
RTKA788152DE0000BU 5V Half-Duplex RS-485 Transceivers Evaluation Board Evaluation Renesas