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CrossRoads

Nice find - MAX3100 & MAX3232 combined into one package, along with the 10uF caps needed to make +/-10V outputs.
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kg4wsv

I've got a shield built, but never have gotten around to writing any code. :|

In spite of the partially complete MAX3100 project, I've come to the same conclusion as others - using an Atmel chip would be cheaper. The code has to be written on both ends, though.  At least on the MAX3100 half the software is written already.  Deciphering it may or may not be easier that writing your own; YMMV.  :)

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along with the 10uF caps needed


The MAX232 IC we all know and love is now commonly found in the 232A variant from most manufacturers, and the A only needs 0.1uF caps.  Yeah, OK, it still needs 4 caps, but 0.1uF caps are small and cheap.  I've had good luck with ceramic SMTs.

-j

CrossRoads

Good catch. Yes, 0.1uF, not 10uF.  I have those shown on my schematic, had 10uF on the brain for some reason.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

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