6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratingsover operating free-air temperature range (unless otherwise noted)(1)(2)
|Supply voltage (VIN to GND, or GND to VOUT)
||(GND − 0.3)
|| (VIN + 0.3)
| VOUT continuous output current
|Operating junction temperature, TJMax(3)
|Storage temperature, Tstg
Stresses beyond those listed under Absolute Maximum Ratings
may cause permanent damage to the device. These are stress ratings only, which do not imply functional operation of the device at these or any other conditions beyond those indicated underRecommended Operating Conditions
. Exposure to absolute-maximum-rated conditions for extended periods may affect device reliability.
(2) If Military/Aerospace specified devices are required, contact the Texas Instruments Sales Office/Distributors for availability and specifications.
(3) The maximum allowable power dissipation is calculated by using PDMax = (TJMax − TA) / RθJA, where TJMax is the maximum junction temperature, TA is the ambient temperature, and RθJA is the junction-to-ambient thermal resistance of the specified package.