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QFN Stencil Gerber

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 12:21pm
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In the previous epside, Wally’s attack on Dilbert’s kingdom prompts Ratbert to perfect an “N”-Ray, to be discharged from a powerful Nullitrion, to neutralize and render useless Wally’s power plant. Dilbert tells Dogbert the Nullitrion can best be directed against Wally’s palace from the Devil’s Dome, in the Land of QFN segmented stencilThe Dead. Wally learns of their plans, and his soldiers plant a powerful time bomb on the Devil’s Dome, but are promptly captured by Pointy Haired Men. Dogbert and his party land, unaware of the bomb and the Pointy Haired Men who are watching and….

As we re-join our intrepid heros, you can see, circled in red, what the custom QFN stencil layer, from the previous episode, will look like in the Gerber file. Obviously the stencil cut outs will look like this too. Except they won't be green. These format cut-outs will deposit the recommended 50 - 75% paste coverage in the center pad of the QFN leading to a good solid solder joint.

Stay tuned for next week's episode where Dogbert assists Dilbert in assaulting the manufacturing warehouse of Devil's Dome to recover the missing 0402 bypass capacitors.

Duane Benson

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