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Oct 6, 1998

October 6, 1998 - National Semiconductor Corporation? today announced a 3.3V 5x3 driver/receiver that conforms to EIA/TIA-232-E and ITU-T V.28 standards. The DSV14196 provides a peripheral side, one-chip solution for the common 9-pin serial RS-232 interface between data terminals and data communications equipment. The part is enhanced for a variety of portable designs in communications, computing, instrumentation and industrial control equipment.

"To date, the widely used, proven transmitter/receiver functions offered by this part have not been available for low-voltage designs," said Seamus Coyle, National's strategic technical marketing manager. "However, the demand for failsafe low-voltage circuits in modems, medical instrumentation and industrial control systems has changed that picture. National will continue to develop industry standard parts with even greater performance and higher economy at low supply voltages."

The DSV14196 features failsafe receiver outputs that are pulled to a high level if the receiver input becomes zero or an open-ended circuit. Flow-through pinout facilitates simple non-crossover board layout. With a data rate of 230.4kbps, the DSV14196 easily provides LapLink data rates under maximum driver load conditions.

Price and Availability
The DSV14196WM is currently available in National's 20-pin SOIC package and is priced at $.63 in 1,000s.

For more information on the DSV14196, visit our World Wide Web site at http://www.national.com/pf/DS/DSV14196.html or call National's Customer Response Group at 1-800-272-9959.

National Semiconductor provides system-on-a-chip solutions for the information age. Combining real-world analog and state-of the-art digital technology, the company's chips lead many sectors of the personal computer, communications, and consumer markets. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National has annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion and 12,000 employees worldwide. Additional company and product information is available on the World Wide Web at www.national.com.