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Views: 430 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-08-02 Origin: Site


The purpose of IPC is to serve the printed board and electronic assembly industry for its users and suppliers. IPC's activities mainly include market research and statistics, standards and norms, technical seminars, workshops, qualification training and certification, printed circuit exhibitions, etc. Among them, the development of standard specifications for the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards is particularly prominent.

IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Circuit Boards

A detailed instruction manual for printed circuit board acceptance conditions. This standard describes the ideal, acceptable and rejected conditions that can be observed from the outside or inside of a printed board through four-color pictures and illustrations, ensuring that manufacturers, quality inspectors and engineers have the most cutting-edge industry information.

IPC-6011 General Performance Specification for Printed Circuit Boards

This specification establishes general requirements and responsibilities for suppliers and users. This specification serves as the basis for the IPC-6010 printed board performance series of specifications, describing the assurance requirements for quality and reliability that must be met.

IPC-6012 Qualification and Performance Specification - Rigid Boards

This specification covers the qualification and performance of rigid printed boards, including single-sided and double-sided with or without plated through holes, and multi-layer boards with or without blind and buried holes and metal core boards. The specification addresses final product and surface plating requirements, conductors, through-holes, frequency and quality consistency of acceptance testing, electrical and mechanical and environmental requirements.

IPC-6013 Qualification and Performance Specification—Flexible Boards

This specification covers the qualification and performance requirements of flexible printed boards designed in accordance with IPC-2221 and IPC-2223. Flexible printed boards may be single-sided, double-sided, multi-layer or rigid-flex multi-layer. All of these printed board configurations are available with or without stiffeners, plated through holes and blind/buried holes.

IPC-6018 Qualification and Performance Specification - High Frequency (Microwave) Boards

This specification provides detailed performance standard information for high-frequency printed boards. It supersedes IPC-HF-318A and was developed as a revision of this document. The information in this document is also intended to supplement the general requirements identified in IPC-6011.

IPC-TM-650 Test Method

It includes industry-recognized testing techniques and procedures for various types of printed circuit boards and connectors, including chemical, mechanical, electrical and environmental testing.

IPC-SM-840 Solder Mask Qualification and Performance Specification

Based on appropriate test methods and conditions, establish requirements for evaluating solder mask materials and determine their acceptability requirements on standard printed boards.

IPC-4101 Specification for Rigid and Multi-layer Printed Board Substrates

This specification specifies requirements for electrical and electronic circuits on rigid or multi-layer printed boards to use the substrates—laminates and prepregs.

IPC-4202 Flexible Printed Circuit Board (FPC) Flexible Insulation Substrate

This specification establishes the classification system, qualification and quality compliance requirements for flexible substrate dielectric materials used in flexible printed circuits and flexible flat cables.

IPC-4203 Adhesive Coated Dielectric Film & Flexible Adhesive Film for FPC Overlay.

IPC-4204 Flexible Metal-clad Insulating Material for Flexible Printed Circuits

This standard specifies the requirements for the classification system, qualification inspection and quality conformity inspection of flexible metal-clad insulation for flexible printed circuits and flexible flat cables.

IPC-4552 Specification for Chemical Nickel Gold

This specification specifies the requirements for the surface finishing methods of printed circuit boards using immersion nickel gold. This specification determines the requirements for the thickness of immersion nickel & immersion gold based on performance standards. It is suitable for suppliers, printed circuit manufacturers, and electronic manufacturing service providers and original equipment manufacturers.

IPC-4553 Immersion Silver Specification

This specification specifies requirements for the use of immersion silver as a surface finish for printed boards. This specification is intended to define immersion silver thickness requirements based on performance criteria. This specification applies to chemical solution suppliers, decking manufacturers, electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

IPC-4554 Immersion Tin Specification

This specification specifies requirements for the use of immersion tin as a surface finish for printed boards.

IPC-9252 Electrical Testing

This document is intended to assist in the selection of test analyzers, test parameters, test data and fixtures for electrical testing on unassembled printed boards. The purpose is to verify that the guide plate on the printed board is set up to meet the design requirements.

IPC J-STD-003 Printed Circuit Board Solder-ability Test

This standard specifies test methods, defect definitions and illustrations for solder-ability evaluation of printed board surface conductors, pads and plated-through holes. This standard applies to both supply and demand sides of printed boards.

The purpose is that the parts to be soldered on the board should not adversely affect the solder-ability during the printed board manufacturing process and subsequent storage. The solder-ability is based on the evaluation of a representative part of the board surface by using samples that are processed at the same time as the board surface. This slice can also be individually cut from the processing board when each subsequently selected sample is carried out.

About The Author

I am the Engineering and Sales supervisor working in Victorypcb from 2015. During the past years, I have been reponsible for all oversea exhibitions like USA(IPC Apex Expo), Europe(Munich Electronica) and Japan(Nepcon) etc. Our factory founded in 2005, now have 1521 clients all over the world and occupied very good reputation among them.


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