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RS-485/422 Transceiver Boasts High-Speed Operation

Added to the LINEARLINK RS-485/422 serial data transceiver family, the ISL4485E provides a data rate of 20 Mb/s and ESD protection up to ±15 kV based on the human body model. Data can be transmitted at its rated speed over distances in excess of 400 ft. The device operates from a 5V supply and will meet its specifications over a ±10% tolerance supply range (4.5V to 5.5V). Other features include a −7V to +12V common mode input voltage range, multiplexed Rx inputs and driver Tx outputs, current limiting, and thermal shutdown. Available in an 8-lead SOIC package, price is $1.30 each/100. For more details, call Mark E. Hazen at INTERSIL CORP., Milpitas, CA. (321) 729-4646.


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