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This is from the mechanical drawing for the XSON6 package in this datasheet (page 13).

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What do the gray rectangles represent? Note that they don't have any measurements.

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See note 2: Can be visible in some manufacturing processes.

My guess is that there may be some exposed copper in this area.

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They will be the trimmed off extension of the internal contacts which extend out of the plastic at this point on the leaded versions. Plastic not thick enough it appears :-).

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    \$\begingroup\$ "Plastic not thick enough". That's what happens when every hundredth of a mm counts, I guess. Thanks for answering. \$\endgroup\$ – stevenvh Feb 20 '12 at 11:11

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