Norb,
        my comment would be 0603 is marginally most common over 0805s, but
Mark could be correct.
So 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Richards [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 12:15 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Surface Mount Boards
> 
> 
> Hi Norb,
> 0805 is still (marginally) the most common and least expensive, with
> 0603 a close second. However, it's also much easier to hand-solder and
> rework 0805-sized parts when compared to 0603 or smaller components.
> Hope this helps.
> 
> Cheers,
> --
> Mark Richards
> ON Semiconductor
> 5005 E. McDowell Road
> Phoenix, Arizona 85008
> Phone: 602.244.7267
> Pager: 866-208-9913
> 
> "Back, Norb" wrote:
> 
> > Hi All
> > Today is the fist time for a surface mount board.
> > Which is the most common footprint used for resisters
> > 603,805,1206 ?
> > The chip I am using uses a SOIC-8 footprint

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