The ICL3221EM and ICL3221EF devices are 3. 3V powered RS-232 transmitters/receivers that meet ElA/TIA-232 and V. 28/V. 24 specifications. Additionally, they provide ±15kV ESD protection (IEC61000-4-2 Air Gap and Human Body Model) on transmitter outputs and receiver inputs (RS-232 pins). Efficient on-chip charge pumps, coupled with manual and automatic powerdown functions, reduce the standby supply current to a 1µA trickle. Small footprint packaging, and the use of small, low value capacitors ensure board space savings as well. Data rates greater than 250kbps are ensured at worst case load conditions. These devices are fully compatible with 3. 3V-only systems. The ICL3221EM and ICL3221EF feature an automatic power-down function that powers down the on-chip power-supply and driver circuits. Power-down occurs when an attached peripheral device is shut off or the RS-232 cable is removed, and conserves system power automatically without changes to the hardware or operating system. These devices power up again when a valid RS-232 voltage is applied to any receiver input.

Features

  • ESD protection for RS-232 I/O pins to ±15kV (IEC61000)
  • RS-232 compatible with VCC = 2.7V
  • Meets EIA/TIA-232 and V.28/V.24 specifications at 3V
  • Latch-up free
  • On-chip voltage converters require only four external 0.1µF capacitors
  • Manual and automatic powerdown features
  • Receiver hysteresis for improved noise immunity
  • Assured minimum data rate: 250kbps
  • Power supply range: single +3.0V to +3.6V
  • Low supply current in powerdown state: 1µA
  • Pb-free (RoHS compliant)

Applications

  • Any System Requiring RS-232 Communication Ports Battery Powered, Hand-Held, and Portable Equipment Laptop Computers, Notebooks, Palmtops Modems, Printers and other Peripherals Digital Cameras Cellular/Mobile Phones

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Carrier Type MOQ Buy Sample
Active TSSOP Tube 960
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Active TSSOP Reel 2500
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Documentation

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ICL3221EM, ICL3221EF Datasheet Datasheet PDF 315 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
R15AN0002: RS-485 Transient Protection in Industrial DC-Supply Buses Application Note PDF 178 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
AN9867: End of Life Derating: A Necessity or Overkill Application Note PDF 338 KB
PCNs & PDNs
PCN16043 - Alternate leadframe material for assembly of the listed Intersil TSSOP packaged products Product Change Notice PDF 78 KB
PCN12094 - Alternate Manufacturing Site for Assembly of the Listed Intersil Packaged Products - Amkor Technology, Philippines (ATP) Product Change Notice PDF 98 KB
Other
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Intersil Commercial Lab Services Brochure PDF 364 KB
TB363: Guidelines for Handling and Processing Moisture Sensitive Surface Mount Devices (SMDs) Other PDF 293 KB
PA14064 - Minimum Line Quantity Change Product Advisory PDF 282 KB