I've got some 8 pin SOIC package chips in a tape. Pin 1 is not marked in any way on the chip! There is no notch on the pin 1 end, no dot molded into the part, no asymmetry to the package, nothing to indicate where pin 1 is!
I wonder if there is a "standard" which defines WHERE pin 1 is in an SOIC tape? I Googled everywhere, found lots of SOIC tape info, but nothing that seems to indicate any pin location standard.
And, of course the datasheet for the chip does not indicate pin 1 either. The datasheet shows a line of some sort molded into the package, but there is no line on the actual chip.
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Any info will be appreciated!