Are there any places where we need to be concerned about wattage?
Ed

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> On Oct 9, 2016, at 12:31 PM, K Wilson <kwilson...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Even with 0402 we can access the shunt resistors.  In addition with 0402 we 
> also move closer to the single board LGR/system controller option.
> 
> I don't see any reason not to go with 0402.
> 
>   - K
> 
> 
>> On Oct 9, 2016 11:56 AM, "Andrew Greenberg" <a...@ece.pdx.edu> wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> 
>> Glenn added a reflectometer to the LGR, and in doing so, he introduced a
>> bunch of 0402 components to an existing 0603 board. I've been itching to
>> move to 0402 just because it gives so much more room for routing, and
>> it's something I think we should move towards, especially for future
>> boards. The SDR GPS boards, for example, already use mostly 0402.
>> 
>> Any strong opinions? It'll take about 20 minutes to switch the whole
>> board to 0402, I'm tempted. Any strong reasons not to, and make that our
>> standard?
>> 
>> Pros:
>> - Way better passives packing for future boards
>> - Vaguely better RF performance, maybe
>> - Standardizes on a single size to have around
>> 
>> Cons:
>> - Harder to hand place, but definitely doable.
>> 
>> Would love to hear thoughts!
>> 
>> Andrew
>> 
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