IPC-9252A, Requirements for Electrical Testing of Unpopulated Printed Boards, Now Available in Chinese

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, November 12, 2012IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the release of a Chinese-language version of IPC-9252A, Requirements for Electrical Testing of Unpopulated Printed Boards. Developed by the IPC Electrical Continuity Testing Task Group, Revision A defines levels of appropriate testing and assists in the selection of the test analyzer, test parameters, test data and fixturing required to perform electrical testing on unpopulated printed boards and innerlayers. 

Revision A provides expanded coverage of adjacency concepts for isolating testing as well as new requirements for resistive and indirect continuity and isolating testing. Other parameter tests used to screen for conditions are also discussed. The document also addresses common misconceptions regarding flying probe testing.

A major portion of the standard is devoted to adjacency definitions, including adjacency distance, horizontal adjacency distance and vertical layer adjacency. These definitions are important because they vary with every machine. To round out the standard, one of the last sections provides test program verification, electrical test certification, and traceability.

Representatives from the printed board, fabrication and test industries, as well as personnel from OEMs and the U.S. Department of Defense cooperated to update the new specification.

Members may purchase a hard copy of the standard for $31; the industry price is $62. For more information on IPC-9252A, go to www.ipc.org/9252-CN or contact John Perry at JohnPerry@ipc.org.

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