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Connecting the Exposed Pad on LQFP packages

Question asked by jve on Feb 9, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2010 by AlClark

First of all I want to thank ADI for providing a forum like this, I find it very helpful.


My question is hardware related and concerns the exposed pad on LQFP-packaged SHARC chips (hopefully this question hasn't been addressed already, couldn't find a forum search function). Looking at the layout files in the design database for the ADSP-21375 EZ-KIT Lite, no provision seems to have been made for connecting the exposed pad of the processor to the board. I presume this is because the board was originally designed to accommodate an MQFP package only, a type which is now seemingly obsolete.


Does the newer ADSP-21371 EZ-KIT Lite have the exposed pad connection? Will there be a design data base available for this board?


Thank you.