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AR# 35833

Coolrunner-II - Details on the exposed paddle XAPP439

Description

How should the exposed paddle of the QFN Packages be connected?

The paddle is discussed in Xapp439 :http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/application_notes/xapp439.pdf

Solution

The exposed paddle is a weak ground, and should not be connected to any other net except ground or it should be leftfloating.
AR# 35833
Date Created 05/25/2010
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article