Quick question - I'm using a RS485 transceiver for transmit only, and for a SIOC8 part there are two commonly used I've seen on the internets:
MAX485 @ (£)1.83 & SN75176BD @ 0.271 and there's ADM4852ARZ @1.67 (lowest qtys to compare)
Most specs seem to compare, but i don't see any transmission rate info for the Texas part...
But even so - why such a massive PPU difference? Is there any advantage in the more expensive parts for the 250kbps data rate DMX runs at?
Power is not an issue. I'm going for the cheap part!
SN75176BD it is!