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XR16C Series 4 Mbps 5.5 V Surface Mount Dual UART With 16-Byte FIFO - TQFP-48

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Mfr. Name: MaxLinear
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Date Code: 2235
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MaxLinear XR16C2550IM-F - Technical Attributes
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Package Style:  TQFP-48
Mounting Method: Surface Mount
Features & Applications

The XR16C2550 (2550) is a dual universal asynchronous receiver and transmitter (UART).

The XR16C2550 is an improved version of the PC16550 UART with higher operating speed and faster access times.

The 2550 provides enhanced UART functions with 16 byte FIFO’s, a modem control interface, and data rates up to 4 Mbps. Onboard status registers provide the user with error indications and operational status. System interrupts and modem control features may be tailored by external software to meet specific user requirements.

Independent programmable baud rate generators are provided to select transmit and receive clock rates from 50 bps to 4 Mbps. The Baud Rate Generator can be configured for either crystal or external clock input. An internal loopback capability allows onboard diagnostics.

The 2550 is available in a 44-pin PLCC and 48-pin TQFP packages. The 2550 is fabricated in an advanced CMOS process capable of operating from 2.97 volt to 5.5 volt power supply.


  • 2.97 Volt to 5.5 Volt Operation
  • 5 Volt Tolerant Inputs
  • Pin-to-pin compatible to Exar's ST16C2450, XR16L2550 and XR16L2750
  • Pin-to-pin compatible to TI's TL16C752B on the 48-TQFP package
  • Pin alike XR16C2850 48-TQFP package but without CLK8/16, CLKSEL and HDCNTL inputs
  • 2 independent UART channels
    • Up to 4 Mbps with external clock of 64 MHz
    • Up to 1.5 Mbps data rate with a 24 MHz crystal frequency
    • 16 byte Transmit FIFO to reduce the bandwidth requirement of the external CPU
    • 16 byte Receive FIFO with error tags to reduce the bandwidth requirement of the external CPU
    • 4 selectable Receive FIFO interrupt trigger levels
    • Modem control signals (CTS#, RTS#, DSR#, DTR#, RI#, CD#)
    • Programmable character lengths (5, 6, 7, 8) with even, odd, or no parity
  • Crystal oscillator or external clock input
  • 48-TQFP and 44-PLCC packages
  • Pb-Free, RoHS Compliant Versions Offered
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