CAD Library or Substitution Issues

We recently ran across an issue out on the shop floor that was most likely due to the components library inQfn_on_qfp_land  the CAD package. A QFN part was sent for this assembly but the land pattern on the board was just a bit too big. The QFN pads would not reach the pcb solder pads.

Most likely, the designer accidentally selected the library part for a QFP variant of the chip instead of for a QFN. The parts are pretty similar in size if you exclude the leads on the QFP package. It's also possible that someone accidentally purchased the QFN variant when a QFP was called for.

Just one more thing to add to your design-check.

Duane Benson
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