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Wave IC, thief or robber pads use.

Charlie

#1743

Wave IC, thief or robber pads use. | 28 February, 2000

We are in the process of establishing a design for thief pad associated with SOIC on the bottom of our assemblies. We are seek advice on design and alternative to their use. Best Regards, Charlie

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Wendy Casker

#1744

Re: Wave IC, thief or robber pads use. | 28 February, 2000

Charlie, There are 2 ways to go and they both work. 1. Add thieving pads of the same size and pitch to all 4 corners 2. Make the exisiting 4 corner pads "doublewides"

Both ways work. I like #2 because you don't get a bridge. Even though a bridge with thieving pads is harmless, I hate looking at them, and it is hard to convince long term operators that they are acceptable.

Good luck, Wendy

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