This product has shipping restrictions, so it might have limited shipping options or cannot be shipped to the following countries:
Replacement:COM-00589. We still offer the SMD package for this part. This page is for reference only.
The 'must have' IC for 3V projects. This is the RS232 converter IC that is capable of running at 3V and communicating with 3V logic.
This chip comes in a 16-pin DIP package. Requires four external capacitors. The MAX3232 can use very small 0.1uF ceramic capacitors - no more 10uF monsters! Operates from 2.7V to 6V so this DIP will work with your 5V projects or your 3V projects.