1-Channel Integrated UART And RS-232 Transceiver


The XR19L200 (L200) is a highly integrated device that combines a single channel Universal Asynchronous Receiver and Transmitter (UART) and an RS-232 transceiver. The L200 is designed to operate with a single 3.3V or 5V power supply. The L200 is fully compliant with EIA/TIA-232-F Standards from a +3.0V to +5.5V power supply. The device operates at 250 Kbps data rate with worst case 3K ohms load. Both RS-232 driver outputs and receiver inputs can operate in harsh electrical environments of +/-15V without damage and can survive multiple +/-15kV ESD on the RS-232 lines, while maintaining RS-232 output levels.

The L200 operates in three different modes: Awake, Partial Sleep, and Full Sleep. Each mode can be invoked via hardware or software.

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  • Meets true EIA/TIA-232-F Standards from a 3.0 V to 5.5V operation
  • Up to 250 Kbps data transmission rate
  • 45us sleep mode exit (charge pump to full power)
  • ESD protection for RS-232 I/O pins at
    • +/-15kV - Human Body Model
    • +/-15kV - IEC 61000-4-2, Air-Gap Discharge
    • +/- 8kV - IEC 61000-4-2, Contact Discharge
  • Software compatible with industry standard 16550 UART
  • Intel/Motorola bus select
  • Quarter-modem interface (TXD, RXD)
  • Sleep modes to conserve battery power
  • Wake-up interrupt upon exiting low power modes
  • Pb-Free, RoHS Compliant Versions Offered


  • Battery-Powered Equipment
  • Handheld and Mobile Devices
  • Handheld Terminals
  • Industrial Peripheral Interfaces
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems

Design Tools

Simulation Models
Package Type Vcc Temp Mode Version File
QFN 5V Industrial Motorola 1
QFN 5V Industrial Intel 2
QFN 3.3V Industrial Motorola 1
QFN 3.3V Industrial Intel 2


Pkg Code Details Quantities Dimensions PDF

Parts & Purchasing

Part Number Pkg Code RoHS Min Temp Max Temp Status Buy Now Order Samples
XR19L200IL32-F QFN32 5x5 -40 85 OBS XR16L580IL-F+SP3220EBEY-L
XR19L200IL32TR-F QFN32 5x5 -40 85 OBS Suggested:
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NRND (Not Recommended for New Designs) - the part is not recommended for new designs.
Distribution Date Description File
07/12/2017 Product Discontinuation Notice PDN_17-0626-01-1033.pdf
01/05/2017 Addition of an alternate qualified location, ANST, China. PCN 16-0835-01 ANST-1033.pdf
07/26/2016 Product discontinuation notification. Discontinued. PDN 16-0626-01-1033.pdf
04/02/2014 Qualified UTAC Thailand for assembly using copper wire or gold wire bonding assembly, in addition to the current qualified gold wire bonding assembly sites, Unisem Batam and UTAC China. Material change and alternate assembly site. PCN_13-0729-02-1033.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you see this, it tells you that this particular orderable part has been discontinued and when the last order date is, or was. If you click on the file, then you can view the notice we sent about this if you purchased the part in the recent past. It may also advise of a replacement part. When an orderable part first becomes discontinued, Product Discontinuation Notices are sent are sent to those who have purchased the parts in the recent past, if purchased directly, with a dated opportunity to place a last order.

Yes, you can daisy-chain it like that, but only up to 2 times (3 UARTs total in the daisy-chain). The UARTs should be as close as possible.
It depends on the baud rate. For example, for a start bit, 8 data bits, no stop bit and 1 stop bit, the maximum baud rate deviation is 4.76%. For more information, see https://www.exar.com/appnote/dan108.pdf
For external clock frequencies above 24MHz at the XTAL1 input, a 2K pull-up may be necessary to improve the rise times if there are data transmission errors.
They crystal oscillator circuitry is recommended for fundamental frequency crystals only. The maximum frequency for crystals with fundamental frequencies is typically 24MHz. Above that frequency, crystals operate at higher harmonics, which will not work with the recommended crystal oscillator circuitry.
No. It is only required for transmitting and receiving data.
LSR bit-6 is a superset of LSR bit-5. The transmitter consists of a TX FIFO (or THR only when FIFOs are not enabled) and a Transmit Shift Register (TSR). When LSR bit-5 is set, it indicates that the TX FIFO (or THR) is empty, however there may be data in the TSR. When LSR bit-6 is set, it indicates that the transmitter (TX FIFO + TSR) is completely empty.
You can tell by reading LSR bit-5 or bit-6. If they are '0', then the transmit interrupt was generated by the trigger level. If they are '1', then the transmit interrupt was generated by the TX FIFO becoming empty. For enhanced UARTs, you can just read the FIFO level counters.
An RX Data Ready interrupt is generated when the number of bytes in the RX FIFO has reached the RX trigger level. An RX Data Timeout interrupt is generated when the RX input has been idle for 4 character + 12 bits time.
For some UARTs, the RX Data Timeout interrupt has a higher priority and in others, the RX Data Ready interrupt has a higher priority. See the interrupt priority section of the datasheet.
The UART requires a clock and a valid baud rate in order to transmit and receive data. Check that there is a clock signal on the XTAL1 input pin. Also, valid divisors need to be written into the DLL and DLM registers. Most UARTs have random (invalid) values upon power-up.
For most UARTs, the interrupt is generated when the data is ready to be read from the RX FIFO. The are some UARTs that generate the interrupt when the character with the error is received. There are some UARTs that have a register bit to select whether the LSR interrupt is generated immediately or delayed until it is ready to be read.
No, Auto RTS and Auto CTS are independent. Auto RTS is toggled by the UART receiver. Auto CTS is monitored by the UART Transmitter.
The UART will enter the sleep mode if the following conditions have been satisfied for all channels:
-Sleep Mode is enabled
-No interrupts are pending
-TX and RX FIFOs are empty
-RX input pin is idling HIGH (LOW in IR mode)
-Valid values in DLL and DLM registers
-Modem input pins are idle (MSR bits 3-0=0x0)
See AN204, UART Sleep Mode for more information on UART Sleep Mode
The UART will wake-up from sleep mode by any of the following conditions on any channel:
-Sleep mode is disabled
-Interrupt is generated
-Data is written into THR
-There is activity on the RX input pin
-There is activity on the modem input pins
If the sleep mode is still enabled and all wake-up conditions have been cleared, it will return to the sleep mode.
See AN204, UART Sleep Mode for more information on UART Sleep Mode 
There will be no activity on the XTAL2 output.
See AN204, UART Sleep Mode for more information on UART Sleep Mode 
For any UART that has the wake-up indicator interrupt, an interrupt will be generated when the UART wakes up even if no other interrupts are enabled.
See AN204, UART Sleep Mode for more information on UART Sleep Mode 
No, Auto RTS and Auto CTS will work normally without the interrupts enabled.
Auto RS485 Half-Duplex Control feature overrides the Auto RTS flow control feature if both features use the RTS# output pin. Both features can only be used simultaneously if the Auto RS485 control output is not the RTS# output. For some UARTs, the Auto RS485 control output is not the RTS# output.
No, software flow control characters are not loaded into the RX FIFO.
Since 2-character software flow control requires that 2 consecutive flow control characters match before data transmission is stopped or resumes, there is less of a chance that data transmission is stopped because one data byte matched a control character.
The polarity of the RS485 control output varies from one UART to another. For some UARTs, an inverter may be required. Some of the newer UARTs have register bits that can change that polarity of the RS485 control output.
It is recommended that the FIFO counters at the Scratchpad Register location be used. When transmitting or receiving data, writing to the LCR register could result in transmit and/or receive data errors.
Due to the dynamic nature of the FIFO counters, it is recommended that the FIFO counter registers be read until consecutive reads return the same value.
In the normal mode, the TX interrupt is generated when the TX FIFO is empty, and there may still be data in the Transmit Shift Register. In the RS485 mode, the TX interrupt is generated when the TX FIFO and the TSR register are both empty.
All of the UARTs that have the IR mode supports up to 115.2Kbps as specified in IrDA 1.0. The newer I2C/SPI UARTs can support up to 1.152Mbps as specified in IrDA 1.1.

Yes. Note: some devices do have powersave mode. If UART goes into powersave mode, then the registers are not accessible.


See more on Sleep Mode in AN204 UART Sleep Mode.

Read LSR register to check whether the UART receives the data or not.


  • If LSR value is 0x60, it means that either UART receiver FIFO doesn’t receive the data or the data in receiver FIFO has been read out before the read of LSR.
  • If LSR value is 0x00, it means data is still in the THR (clock doesn’t oscillate to transmit data).
  • If LSR value is 0xFF, it means either UART is in powersave mode or UART is powered off. For those devices with powersave mode, be sure that UARTS are not in powersave mode.



See more on Sleep Mode in AN204 UART Sleep Mode.


  • Check whether the register set can be accessed.
  • Check whether the crystal is oscillating fully.
  • Check whether the data can be transmitted in internal loopback mode.



See more on Sleep Mode in AN204 UART Sleep Mode.

Please check that all the following conditions are satisfied first.


  • no interrupts pending (ISR bit-0 = 1)
  • modem inputs are not toggling (MSR bits 0-3 = 0)
  • RX input pin is idling HIGH • divisor (the value in DLL register) is non-zero
  • TX and RX FIFOs are empty


Be sure sleep mode bit has been set to 1. If there are multiple UART channels, the sleep conditions must be true for all channels.


See more on Sleep Mode in AN204 UART Sleep Mode.

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