LTC2802 - 1.8V to 5.5V RS-232 Single and Dual Transceivers


  • 1.8V to 5.5V Supply Voltage
  • Single and Dual Transceivers
  • High-Speed Operation
    1Mbps for 250pF/3kΩ Load (LTC2802, LTC2804)
    250kbps for 1nF/3kΩ Load
    100kbps for 2.5nF/3kΩ TIA/EIA-232-F Load
  • Low-Power 1μA Shutdown and 15μA Receivers- Active Modes
  • No Damage or Latchup to ±10kV ESD on RS-232 Interface
  • Logic Supply Pin for Easy Level-Shifting to UART or Microprocessor
  • Low-Latency Output Enable Allows Line Sharing and Half-Duplex Operation
  • True RS-232 Compliant Output Levels
  • Small Footprint:
    LTC2801/LTC2802 4mm × 3mm DFN Package
    LTC2803/LTC2804 Narrow SSOP-16 and
    5mm × 3mm DFN Packages

Typical Application

LTC2802 Typical Application
LTC2802 Typical Application


The LTC2801/LTC2802/LTC2803/LTC2804 are single and dual RS-232 transceivers in narrow SSOP and chip-scale DFN packages. All operate over a supply range of 1.8V to 5.5V, which permits operation directly from two alkaline, NiCd or NiMH cells. An integrated DC-to-DC converter generates power supplies for driving RS-232 levels. A logic supply pin allows easy interfacing with different logic levels independent of the DC-DC supply.

These parts are compatible with the TIA/EIA-232-F standard. Driver outputs are protected from overload and can be shorted to ground or up to ±15V without damage. To extend battery life, receivers can be kept active, operating at reduced speed, with only 15μA current. In shutdown mode, current is further reduced to 1μA.

Part Number Drivers & Receivers Max Data Rate Modes Package
LTC2801 1 + 1 0.25Mbps SD, RA, DD, AO DFN-12
LTC2802 1+ 1 1Mbps SD, RA, DD, AO DFN-12
LTC2803 2 + 2 0.25Mbps SD, RA, DD, AO DFN-16
LTC2803-1 2 + 2 0.25Mbps SD, AO SSOP-16
LTC2804 2 + 2 1Mbps SD, RA, DD, AO DFN-16
LTC2804-1 2 + 2 1Mbps SD, AO SSOP-16


CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LTC2802CDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE C 05-08-1695 Yes
LTC2802CDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE C 05-08-1695 Yes
LTC2802IDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE I 05-08-1695 Yes
LTC2802IDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE I 05-08-1695 Yes

LTC2802 Package Drawing
LTC2802 Package Drawing
LTC2802 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LTC2802CDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 C $2.36 $1.65 Yes
LTC2802CDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 C $1.71 Yes
LTC2802IDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 I $2.86 $2.00 Yes
LTC2802IDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 I $2.06 Yes
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