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What is the significance of range between DC and absolute max rating?

Latest Updated:08/01/2007


What is the significance of the range between the DC characteristics and absolute maximum rating?


If the range of the DC characteristics is exceeded, normal operation is not guaranteed.
Some products are damaged as a result. In general, however, exceeding the DC characteristics does not result in instantaneous damage to the product in terms of reliability, as long as it is within the range of the absolute maximum ratings.
However, the closer the excess is to the absolute maximum rating, the more likely the life expectancy of the product will be shortened.
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