Technical Resources

Databases and suppliers to help with your technical challenges

IPC Member Test Laboratories
The following laboratories are members of IPC and are familiar with IPC specifications.

Industry Acronym List
Wondering what all those TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) are? Here's a helpful list of acronyms used in electronic packaging.

IPC Materials Declarations Documents
IPC-1751A, IPC-1752A and IPC-1756 free downloads

PCB Benchmark Database
Printed Board Process Capability, Quality, and Relative Reliability (PCQR2) Benchmark Test Standard Database

National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Free Industry Defect Database
The defect database allows engineers to search through a range of defects covering components, printed circuit boards, solder joints and assembly problems. Each month a “Defect of the Month” video clip will be featured on the IPC Blog.

IPC Online Store

Free Downloads
IPC standards and manuals that may be downloaded for free.

Signal Integrity Vendor List
Look up commercially available software programs that aid the designer in signal integrity analysis and impedance calculations.

Embedded Inductor Sizing List
Look up shareware programs for inductor sizing simulations used for the design of embedded passive device printed boards

Solder Mask Adhesion Pull Test Tape List
Look up available tape brands meeting the adhesive strength conditions of IPC-TM-650 Test Method 2.4.28.1, “Adhesion, Solder Resist (Mask), Tape Test Method”

Test Board Vendors
Look up board suppliers who provide fabricated test boards called out in IPC artwork and test methods.

Halogen Free
IPC's Halogen-Free Site
New address: halogenfree.ipc.org

IPC's Lead Free/ROHS Web Site
http://leadfree.ipc.org

DoD Web site
Featuring information about Military Specifications and Standards reform.

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