AN21xx Absolute Maximum Rating and Operating Conditions

Question: What do the Absolute Maximum Rating and the Operating Conditions mean in the AN2131 Technical Reference Manual?

 

Answer:

Absolute Maximum Rating

Ambient Temperature Under Bias: -40°C to +85°C

Means you can bias the part and change the temperature from -40°C to 85°C. Part will not guarantee functionality to the datasheet specification but it will not be damaged.

 

Operating Conditions

Ta (Ambient Temperature Under Bias: 0°C to +70°C

Means you can bias the part and change the temperature from -0°C to 70°C. Part will be guaranteed functional to the datasheet specification.