I have just sent off for some pcbs to be fabricated and assembled, I have used this company before for fab but not assembly with no problems a few times.
They have just sent back a issue I need to resolve regarding the distance between two adjacent pads.
Heres what they said: "The distance between two adjacent pads on one of ICs on top copper layer was measured as 0.23mm. According to our standard manufacture rule, we can make the solder mask bridge in the case the distance is equal to or larger than 0.25mm. Please advise this.
Suggestions: 1.Modify the pads width to give the adjacent distance up to 0.25mm. We can adjust this on your behalf if you need to change this. 2.Accept that all solder mask between these IC pads removed."
I can't understand why they have only highlighted 2 pads.
I am also having 5 supplied bare so I can practice my hand soldering.
What should I tell them to do?