The SN65HVD230/231/232 are pin-compatible (but not functionally identical) with one another and, depending upon the application, may be used with identical circuit boards.
These transceivers feature single 3.3 V supply operation and standard compatibility with signaling rates up to 1 Mbps, ±16 kV HBM ESD protection on the bus pins, thermal shutdown protection, bus fault protection, and open-circuit receiver failsafe. The fail-safe design of the receiver assures a logic high at the receiver output if the bus wires become open circuited.
The bus pins are also maintained in a high-impedance state during low VCC conditions to ensure glitch-free power-up and power-down bus protection for hot-plugging applications. This high-impedance condition also means that an unpowered node does not disturb the bus. Transceivers without this feature usually have a very low output impedance. This results in a high current demand when the transceiver is unpowered, a condition that could affect the entire bus.