RS-232 interface portfolio expands with IEC ESD-protected devices

Texas Instruments Inc. is sampling three new RS-232 devices with system-level IEC 61000-4-2 ESD protection.
By integration IEC 61000-4-2 protection onto the devices (part numbers MAX3243E, MAX3232E and MAX3227), the RS-232 interface is immune to damage caused by ESD strikes while the system is up and running.