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What's the difference of operational amplifiers and comparators?

Latest Updated:11/01/2006

Question:

Operational amplifiers and comparators are classified into "standard grades" and "DC characteristics selected grades: (5) suffixed to part name". How do they differ?

Answer:

DC characteristics selected grades are screened with stricter criteria than standard grades in order to provide better performance with respect to electrical characteristics such as input offset voltage and input bias current. For details, compare the electrical characteristics of the two grades on the data sheet.

[Caution]
Matters pertaining to the above mentioned (5) apply to Renesas Electronics' operational amplifier and comparator products. Other products (other than operational amplifiers and comparators) of Renesas Electronics are defined differently and must be confirmed separately.

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