I want confirmation that it is OK to run AD8429 at +/-18V. For safety,
I’ll probably put the supply at +/- 17.7V.
According to the data sheet page 1, the supply can be as high as +/-18V. This is very attractive for my design. This is reiterated on page 5, where the maximum power supply operating range is given as +/-18V.
What is confusing is that the Absolute maximum supply voltage is also +/-18V.
Usually, the Abs Max is somewhat higher than the operating supply voltage.
And there is the disclaimer:
“Exposure to absolute maximum rating conditions for extended periods may affect
It used to be that the Abs Max rating was quite conservative on most IC’s.