This dual-channel product family is highly integrated and built for small board space, low voltage and high bandwidth requirements found in a variety of handheld and battery operated applications. These include Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals, tablets and notepads, CDMA cellular phones, expansion modules, instrumentation, cellular base stations, wireless infrared appliances and industrial automation controls.
The series consists of four devices: XR16L2450, XR16L2550, XR16L2551 and XR16L2552. Each has two independently controlled UART channels and operates over a broad range power source of 2.25V to 5.5V with 5V tolerant inputs.
The XR16L2551 uniquely offers a very small 32-QFN, 5x5x0.9mm, package with PowerSave feature to conserve power down to less than 30uA* of current consumption. These attributes are a perfect combination for tight space and/or battery operated designs. The PowerSave feature eliminates the need for two external octal transceivers to reduce board space requirement and lower overall system costs. The XR16L2551 also offers a pin select for Intel or Motorola data bus interface to reduce hardware design cycle.
The XR16L2550, XR16L2551 and XR16L2552 have 16-byte of TX and RX FIFOs for larger data buffering and provide automatic hardware (RTS/CTS) or software (Xon/Xoff) flow control to eliminate receiver data overflow and wasteful re-transmissions. In addition, the devices include the wireless infrared encoder/decoder for wireless communications. The XR16L2450 has one byte of TX and RX FIFO as its predecessor, the ST16C2450, but with lower operating voltage and 5V tolerant inputs. The 4 devices are pin and function compatible with their previous 5V series.
For UART technical support or to obtain an IBIS model for this product, please email Exar's UART Technical Support group.