Leadtimes Shrink for MaxLinear Serial Transceivers
MaxLinear has nearly doubled wafer, assembly, and test capacity to reduce lead times for Serial Transceivers.
MaxLinear, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXL), a leading provider of RF, analog, digital and mixed signal integrated circuits offers a complete portfolio of RS-232, RS-485 and RS-422 transceivers and the industry’s largest portfolio of multiprotocol transceivers. This broad portfolio of ICs enables robust and reliable communication for industrial control, networking and multi-market applications.
MaxLinear has qualified a second foundry in order to increase wafer production capacity and to facilitate long-term support of the product line. The new 0.18um BCD process has been optimized to produce very similar product characteristics as the currently shipping devices and will meet existing datasheet specifications. MaxLinear has also added multiple assembly and test suppliers to greatly increase backend capacity.
This result in up to 40 weeks shorter leadtime!
MaxLinears Transceivers in detail
RS-232: MaxLinear offers a large portfolio of RS-232 serial transceivers. The family consists of traditional RS-232 transceivers to the more advanced RS-232 transceivers with Auto On-line Plus and low voltage logic (1.65V to 5.5V I/O logic supply) features. In addition, many of the RS-232 transceivers have enhanced ESD protection. MaxLinear offers new RS-232 products that meet rigid IEC 61000-4-2 air-gap and contact ESD standards. This protection makes the product immune to damage from ESD strikes. Many of the devices are drop-in replacements and functional equivalents to existing industry- standard solutions.
Applications: ■ Building and security automation ■ Point-of-Sale equipment(POS) ■ Industrial and single board computers ■ Industrial and process control equipmen
RS-485/RS-422: MaxLinear has a diverse portfolio of RS-485/RS-422 serial transceivers with wide supply voltage operation between 2.8V to 5.5V. Products range from industry-standard transceivers to ultra-high speed, 52Mbps and high differential output transceivers. In addition, MaxLinear has RS-485/RS-422 transceivers that are compliant with popular field buses including PROFIBUS. Advanced features, like hot swap, enhanced fail safe and 15kV ESD protection, ensure reliable and robust data communication over long cable lengths. Several transceivers feature a low voltage logic interface pin that allows system designers to interface directly with 1.8V devices without the need for external components, saving design time and board space. The XR33x5x family of high performance RS-485/RS-422 transceivers are designed for improved performance in noisy industrial environments and increase tolerance to system faults. The analog bus pins can withstand direct shorts up to ±60V and are protected against ESD events up to ±15kV HBM. Multipoint applications over long cable runs will benefit from the extended ±25V common mode voltage range of these transceivers.
Applications: ■ Motion control ■ Point-of-Sale (POS) equipment ■ Industrial and single board computers ■ Industrial and process control equipment ■ Long or unterminated transmission lines ■ Remote utility reading ■ Energy monitoring and control ■ HVAC networks