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PAD shape

JohnsonMiller , 09-19-2017, 05:36 AM
Hi Guys,

I saw libraries in which PAD shape is rounded rectangle rather than simple rectangle! I was wondering what if difference or benefits on using rounded rectangle? Is it affect manufacturing?

robertferanec , 09-19-2017, 05:26 PM
I think, I saw some discussion about this in relationship to latest IPC standards. But I may be wrong.
mairomaster , 09-20-2017, 01:35 AM
In the latest IPC they changed the shape to rounded rectangle. They say it helps to get a little bit better solder joint. Judging by my experience that should not create a big difference.
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