The ISL3160E is a ±10kV IEC61000 ESD protected, 5V powered, full-duplex transceiver that meets both the RS-485 and RS-422 standards for balanced communication. It also features a large differential output voltage and high data rate (up to 40Mbps) and is offered in the standard industrial (-40°C to +85°C) and extended industrial (-40°C to +125°C) temperature ranges. The low bus currents (+220μA/-150μA) present a 1/5 unit load to the RS-485 bus. This allows up to 160 transceivers on the network without violating the RS-485 specification’s load limit and without using repeaters. This transceiver requires a 5V ±10% tolerance supply, and delivers at least a 2. 1V differential output voltage over this supply range. This translates into better noise immunity (data integrity), longer reach, or the ability to drive up to six 120Ω terminations in “star” or other nonstandard bus topologies at the exceptional 40Mbps data rate. SCSI applications benefit from the ISL3160E’s low receiver and transmitter part-to-part skews. The ISL3160E is perfect for high speed parallel applications requiring simultaneous capture of large numbers of bits. The low bit-to-bit skew eases the timing constraints on the data latching signal. Receiver (Rx) inputs feature a “full fail-safe” design, which ensures a logic high Rx output if Rx inputs are floating, shorted, or terminated but undriven. Rx outputs feature high drive levels (typically >30mA at VOL = 1V) to ease the design of optically isolated interfaces. Hot plug circuitry ensures that the Tx and Rx outputs remain in a high impedance state while the power supply stabilizes. Driver (Tx) outputs are short-circuit protected, even for voltages exceeding the power supply voltage. Additionally, on-chip thermal shutdown circuitry disables the Tx outputs to prevent damage if power dissipation becomes excessive.

Features

  • High ESD protection on RS-485 I/O pins: ±10kV
  • Class 3 HBM ESD level on all other pins: >3kV
  • Large differential VOUT 2.8V into 54Ω better noise immunity, or drive up to 6 terminations
  • High data rates: up to 40Mbps
  • Specified for +125°C operation (FBZ), +85°C (IBZ)
  • 11/13ns (maximum) Tx/Rx propagation delays; 1.5ns (maximum) skew
  • 1/5 unit load allows up to 160 devices on the bus
  • Full fail-safe (open, shorted, terminated/undriven) receiver
  • High Rx IOL to drive opto-couplers for isolated applications
  • Hot plug - Tx and Rx outputs remain three-state during power-up
  • Low quiescent supply current: 4mA
  • Low current shutdown mode: 1μA
  • -7V to +12V common-mode input voltage range
  • Three-state Rx and Tx outputs
  • Operates from a single +5V supply (10% tolerance)
  • Current limiting and thermal shutdown for driver overload protection
  • Pb-free (RoHS compliant)

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descriptionDocumentation

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
star ISL3160E Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.14 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
ISL3160E Pin FMEA Application Note PDF 180 KB
R15AN0002: RS-485 Transient Protection in Industrial DC-Supply Buses Application Note PDF 178 KB
How to Simplify Industrial PC Interfaces 简体中文 White Paper PDF 920 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
AN1985: Transient Protection for the Standard RS-485 Transceiver: ISL3152E Application Note PDF 335 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
AN1978: Surge Protection for Intersil's Standard RS-485 Transceivers Application Note PDF 369 KB
AN1979: Surge Protection simplified with Intersil's Overvoltage Protected (OVP) Transceivers Application Note PDF 500 KB
AN1980: Ground Potential Differences: Origin and Remedies Application Note PDF 375 KB
PCNs & PDNs
PLC21035 - End of Life Notice Product Life Cycle Notice PDF 1.17 MB
PCN20017 - Alternate bond wire material and assembly facility of the listed Renesas nSOIC packaged products Product Change Notice PDF 266 KB
Other
Motor Solution Brochure 日本語, 简体中文 Brochure PDF 4.54 MB
Analog ICs Brochure 日本語 Brochure PDF 4.20 MB
PIN19028 - Q3 Cy 19 Price Increase Notice Price Increase Notice PDF 208 KB
TB506: Functional Principles of RS-485 Drivers and Receivers Other PDF 156 KB
TB509: Detecting Bus Signals Correctly with Failsafe Biased RS-485 Receivers Other PDF 240 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