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AD5110 exposed pad connection

Question asked by alanr on Sep 8, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 9, 2016 by msamera

The AD5110 digital pot data sheet states that the exposed pad is internally floating.  I don't generally like floating pads because they are sources for electrostatic noise pickup, so I would like to tie it to ground.  Since the pad is internally floating I assume that means that it is not electrically connected to the chip in any way, so I should be able to tie it to ground.  Is there any reason that I can't do this?