Plastic Equivalent Packages
PEP packages are a good tool for testing of prototype die or for low volume production runs in developing markets. Because the PEP packages precisely match the outlines of the standard plastic packages, they are readily assembled and tested using standard tooling, equipment, and processes.
The PEP package construction uses a glass-ceramic composite material for the body combined with a gold plated Kovar lead fame for the conductors and metal die attach pad. Non-conductive die attach areas can also be provided.