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RS-232 Overview

ESD-protected, high data-rate, and low-power mode devices for multiple applications

Complete portfolio

Includes devices supporting data rates from 7 kbps to 1000 kbps, integrated ESD and optional IEC-61000-4-2 support and multiple Tx/Rx combinations

High-ESD transceivers

Rugged devices designed for harsh environments with up to ±8 kV contact discharge, IEC-61000-4-2 support and ±15 kV HBM model ESD

High-speed transceivers

Transceivers offering a wide range of channel configurations, optimized for applications requiring high data rates, up to 1 Mbps

Low-voltage transceivers

Suitable for small and battery powered applications, the portfolio is compatible with numerous processors with interfaces down to 1.8 V and includes the industry’s smallest QFN transceiver

Featured products



Dual-transmit and receive, 1.8V, low-power RS-232 transceiver



Multi-channel, 500 kbps, RS-232 driver/receiver with +/-15-kV IEC ESD protection and IEC61000-4-2 support


Automotive-qualified, multi-channel, 250 kbps, RS-232 driver/receiver with auto-power down functionality

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TI provides a complete portfolio of RS-232 transceivers and line drivers with multiple transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) combinations to enable serial ports within numerous applications. These IC solutions also include options such as single supply solutions (1.8V to 5.5V) with up to 15kV ESD protection, data rates up to 1000kbits/s (1Mbit/s), and advanced power-down features that provide low-power consumption for mobile and battery operated products.