LTC2855 - 3.3V 20Mbps RS485/RS422 Transceiver with Integrated Switchable Termination


  • Integrated, Logic-Selectable 120Ω Termination Resistor
  • 3.3V Supply Voltage
  • 20Mbps Maximum Data Rate
  • No Damage or Latchup Up to ±25kV HBM
  • High Input Impedance Supports 256 Nodes (C-, I‑Grade)
  • Operation Up to 125°C (H-Grade)
  • Guaranteed Failsafe Receiver Operation Over the Entire Common Mode Range
  • Current Limited Drivers and Thermal Shutdown
  • Delayed Micropower Shutdown: 5μA Maximum (C-, I-Grade)
  • Power Up/Down Glitch-Free Driver Outputs
  • Low Operating Current: 370μA Typical in Receive Mode
  • Compatible with TIA/EIA-485-A Specifications
  • Available in 10-Pin 3mm × 3mm DFN, 12-Pin 4mm × 3mm DFN and 16-Pin SSOP Packages

Typical Application

LTC2855 Typical Application
LTC2855 Typical Application


The LTC®2854 and LTC2855 are low power, 20Mbps RS485/RS422 transceivers operating on 3.3V supplies. The receiver includes a logic-selectable 120Ω termination, one-eighth unit load supporting up to 256 nodes per bus (C-, I-Grade), and a failsafe feature that guarantees a high output state under conditions of floating or shorted inputs.

The driver maintains a high output impedance over the entire common mode range when disabled or when the supply is removed. Excessive power dissipation caused by bus contention or a fault is prevented by current limiting all outputs and by a thermal shutdown.

Enhanced ESD protection allows the LTC2854 to withstand ±25kV (human body model) and the LTC2855 to withstand ±15kV on the transceiver interface pins without latchup or damage.

LTC2854 Half DFN-10
LTC2855 Full SSOP-16, DFN-12


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

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LTC2855CDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE C 05-08-1695 RoHS
LTC2855CDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE C 05-08-1695 RoHS
LTC2855CGN#PBF SSOP-16 GN C 05-08-1641 (GN16) RoHS
LTC2855CGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 GN C 05-08-1641 (GN16) RoHS
LTC2855HDE 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE H 05-08-1695 RoHS
LTC2855HDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE H 05-08-1695 RoHS
LTC2855HDE#TR 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE H 05-08-1695 RoHS
LTC2855HDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE H 05-08-1695 RoHS
LTC2855HGN#PBF SSOP-16 GN H 05-08-1641 (GN16) RoHS
LTC2855HGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 GN H 05-08-1641 (GN16) RoHS
LTC2855IDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE I 05-08-1695 RoHS
LTC2855IDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 DE/UE I 05-08-1695 RoHS
LTC2855IGN#PBF SSOP-16 GN I 05-08-1641 (GN16) RoHS
LTC2855IGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 GN I 05-08-1641 (GN16) RoHS

LTC2855 Package Drawing
LTC2855 Package Drawing
LTC2855 Package Drawing

Order Info

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LTC2855CDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 C $2.48 $1.70 View
LTC2855CDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 C $1.76 View
LTC2855CGN#PBF SSOP-16 C $2.48 $1.70 View
LTC2855CGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 C $1.76 View
LTC2855HDE 4x3 DFN-12 H $3.29 $2.24 View
LTC2855HDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 H $3.29 $2.24 View
LTC2855HDE#TR 4x3 DFN-12 H $2.30 View
LTC2855HDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 H $2.30 View
LTC2855HGN#PBF SSOP-16 H $3.28 $2.24 View
LTC2855HGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 H $2.30 View
LTC2855IDE#PBF 4x3 DFN-12 I $2.98 $2.04 View
LTC2855IDE#TRPBF 4x3 DFN-12 I $2.10 View
LTC2855IGN#PBF SSOP-16 I $2.98 $2.04 View
LTC2855IGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 I $2.10 View
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The Linear Technology LTC6954_GUI is used to communicate with the LTC6954 clock driver. It uses the DC590 to translate between USB and SPI-compatible serial communications formats.

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