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TL074: input offset voltage positive?

Part Number: TL074


in TL074's datasheet, the input offset voltage is a positive value, so as offset drift.

I wonder if it's really a positive value, or in fact it could be either positive or negative?

I guess we are just giving the absolute value in the datasheet.

The same question applies to input bias current, we are also giving a positive value, is it really positive or it could be either positive or negative?

  • Hello Howard,

    Offset is an error and no error would be zero value. Notice that there is no minimum, that is how it is certain that the Vio , α specs are magnitudes. 

    The value for these specs can be positive or negative values.

    IIB is also a magnitude, however, a positive value is by far more likely. Reverse junction current of the JFET gate.