AN21xx Absolute Maximum Rating and Operating Conditions

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    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.