Center Pad Connection

by <a href="http://community.silabs.com/t5/Welcome-and-Announcements/Community-Ranking-System-and-Recognition-Program/m-p/140490#U140490"><font color="#000000"><font size="2">Hero Employee</font></font> </a> Alan_S on ‎10-02-2017 01:59 PM

Question

The part I want to use has a center pad on its package. What should I connect this to?

Answer

The pinout diagram in the device's datasheet will indicate what this pad should be connected to. For example, Figure 5.2 of the CP2102N datasheet shows that the center pad should be connected to GND.