IEC 60286-3:2007 is applicable to the tape packaging of electronic components without leads or with lead stumps which are intended to be connected to electronic circuits. It includes only those dimensions that are essential for the taping of components intended for the above-mentioned purposes. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition issued in 1997. It constitutes a technical revision. It contains the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) implementation of Type IV (adhesive-backed punched plastic carrier tape for singulated bare die and other surface mount components);
b) minor revisions related to tables, figures and references.