The MAX14827 dual-channel, 250mA transceiver meets the requirements of IO-Link sensor networks, and it has a high-voltage function for industrial sensors, including drivers and regulators.
For sensors that use a microcontroller, a SPI interface is available with extensive diagnostics.
For IO-Link operation, a three-wire UART interface is provided, allowing interfacing to the microcontroller UART.
Finally, a multiplexed UART/SPI option allows using one serial microcontroller interface for shared SPI and UART interfaces.
The device includes on-board 3.3V and 5V linear regulators for low-noise analogue/logic supply rails.