Input Voltage Range

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VINInput Voltage RangeThe range of acceptable voltages applied to either of the input pins
VDDifference Voltage RangeThe range of maximum voltage difference between the two inputs
VCMCommon Mode Voltage RangeThe range of acceptable common voltages applied to both inputs simultaneously
Common Mode

Figure 1

The inputs of the op-amp must stay within a certain voltage range for proper operation. Each of the two input pins of the op-amp has voltage swing restrictions, beyond which the op-amp will not work correctly or will behave non-linearly. Non-linearity means that aside from a change in the signal's amplitude, the information contained in the signal is changed and new information is introduced.

Figure 2 shows an example from the MCP602 datasheet.

This image is an example from the MCP602 datasheet

Figure 2