Quad Low Power
n Very Low Power: ICC = 110µA Typ
n Designed for RS485 or RS422 Applications
n Single 5V Supply
n – 7V to 12V Bus Common Mode Range Permits ±7V
GND Difference Between Devices on the Bus
n Thermal Shutdown Protection
n Power-Up/Down Glitch-Free Driver Outputs Permit
Live Insertion/Removal of Package
n Driver Maintains High Impedance in Three-State or
with the Power Off
n 28ns Typical Driver Propagation Delays with
n Pin Compatible with the SN75174, DS96174,
µA96174, and DS96F174
n Low Power RS485/RS422 Drivers
n Level Translator
The LTC®487 is a low power differential bus/line driver
designed for multipoint data transmission standard RS485
applications with extended common mode range (– 7V to
12V). It also meets RS422 requirements.
The CMOS design offers significant power savings over
its bipolar counterpart without sacrificing ruggedness
against overload or ESD damage.
The driver features three-state outputs, with the driver
outputs maintaining high impedance over the entire com-
mon mode range. Excessive power dissipation caused
by bus contention or faults is prevented by a thermal
shutdown circuit which forces the driver outputs into a
high impedance state.
Both AC and DC specifications are guaranteed from 0°C to
70°C (Commercial), –40°C to 85°C (Industrial) and over
the 4.75V to 5.25V supply voltage range.
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DI 1 DRIVER
4000 FT BELDEN 9841
RS485 Cable Length Specification*
1M 2.5M 10M
DATA RATE (bps)
* APPLIES FOR 24 GAUGE, POLYETHYLENE
DIELECTRIC TWISTED PAIR