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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PLTcbv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 6:28am
I have checked the latest version (2013.16) but the naming for the Chamfer Location is still not fixed.


Still "Lower Left" and "Lower Right". Should be according IPC "Bottom Left" and "Bottom Right".
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Any suggestions for naming multi-drill padstacks?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2015 at 11:41am
What is the terminal layer in a pad stack?  And why do some components have it, and others do not?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matthew Lamkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 2015 at 2:17am
I have someone asking a question about this.

  • Inner Layer Land is the same shape as the outer layer land
  • The inner layer land shapes are Circular
These 2 statements are conflicting with each other, how can the inner layer land shape be the same as the outer layer if it has to be circular ? The outer layer land shape could be square.

To me it's obvious, the inner layer lands are always the same shape as the outer layer lands unless you deliberately change them to be something else, the default shape (unless there are overriding factors that require otherwise) is for the inner layer land to be circular.
But it does not read as I have written it - it just reads conflicting. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 2015 at 4:18am
Since the beginning g of multilayer PCB layout back in the 1970's the outer layer Pin 1 pad shape was square to indicate the Polarity Marking because there was no silkscreen. Otherwise all pad stacks would be round throughout the entire PC board.
 
There was no need to take up valuable board real-estate with square corner pads on the inner layer because you cannot see them anyway.
 
10 years later when CAD tools started to become popular the trend continued and that is the way Pin 1 pad stacks are created. i.e.: there is no other use for outer layer square pads than to indicate polarity and that is the "Default Pad Stack".
 
Rookie designers ask these types of legitimate questions and the old timers have to explain: "Because that's the way it's always been done" (even though it breaks a pad stack naming convention rule in order to simplify the pad stack name).  Confused  We're not going to break rank on this issue.
 
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Cheers Tom,

So now I am being told your document should be changed as it is your document that is saying that they should be the same shape as on the outer layers.
Which is contrary to both what you have explained and that the 2nd item suggests.

They are either matching the outer layer shape or they are round.

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Layer Land is the same shape as the outer layer land
contradicts:
The inner layer land shapes are Circular

Because if the outer layer land is square and the inner layer land is the same shape as per the first default then it cannot be round as per the 2nd default.

What is being suggested is that your statements in that are conflicting & hence confusing - perhaps the first one should not be used?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 2015 at 4:38am
I guess we'll have to change the document to clarify the rule. Thanks for the heads up.
 
A square pad on an inner layer is useless.
 
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Cheers Tom.

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Another example of padstyle of the top "layer 1" may be different to the inner and bottom layers is a TO-220 horizontal where you have a rectangular pad to connect with the heatsink of the device and have only a round pad on inner and the bottom layer.

I've interpreted the standard to have:

r1599_1039r25o510xc580zc580h385

Rectangular 15.99 mm x 10.39 mm, radius 0.25 mm corners for a pad on layer 1, where the centre of the rectangular pad is off-set 5.1 mm from the centre of the hole.  Hole size is 3.85 mm.   Pads on inner layers and the bottom size is a round 5.80 mm.

Not all CAD systems allow you do this easily though.
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Hi everyone,

I have a question on the use of the special x modifier. This is it's definition:

"x = Special modifier used alone or following other modifiers for lands on opposite side to primary layer land dimension"

And later on there are three examples:

mxc = Solder Mask Opposite Side Circular

mx0 = Solder Mask Opposite Side No Solder Mask

xc = Opposite Side Circular


As the x-modifier is defined that it is following other modifier, is the last "xc" example wrong? Should it not be "cx"?


I need to create a padstack, which will have a circular land patter on the bottom layer only 1.2mm in size, with a solder mask on the bottom layer only with 1.3mm opening and no bottom paste mask layer. Which of the following namings (or none?) will be the correct one for this padstack?


1. cx120mx130px0

2. xc120mx130px0

3. xc120xm130xp0


Thanks!

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