What are the differences between the absolute maximum ratings and the recommended operating conditions?

Absolute maximum ratings are limiting values that should not be exceeded even instantaneously. Exposure to conditions beyond these ratings may affect the lifetime and reliability of a device.

The operating conditions define the conditions for actual device operation and should be observed to ensure that a device operates properly. Correct operation is not guaranteed if any of the operating conditions is exceeded. If there is a possibility that a device will be subjected to a condition beyond any of them, you should review your system design or select another device.