I would like to know why op-amps saturate below their supply voltage. For instance I have a circuit with an LM358-N amplifier IC that is powered at +5 [V] and connected to ground on the other rail. Theoretically the saturation should be 5 [V] but it saturates actually at 3.7 [V].
- Why is this happening?
- What is the term for this offset that I can find in the datasheet?
- Are there op-amps that can go saturated all the way up to the supply voltage?
Thanks a lot!