Data Exchange Standards
IPC-175x family of standards establishes a standard reporting format for data exchange between supply chain participants. This series of standards is XML-schema based, which allows for more efficient and effective communication of data. Each standard in the series is explained below.
Generic Requirements for Declaration Process Management (with Amendment 1)
Latest revision: December 2012
|Provides basic supplier/requestor details for declarations.
Materials Declaration Management Standard (with Amendments 1 & 2)
Latest revision: February 2014
|Allows companies in the supply chain to share information on materials in products.
Laboratory Declaration Standard
Latest revision: November 2013
|Facilitates the exchange of laboratory chemical analysis reports between supply chain members.
Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard
Latest revision: March 2014
|Allows companies in the supply chain to exchange information related to conflict minerals.
Declaration Requirements for Ship, Pack, and Packing Materials
Latest revision: March 2012
|Allows companies in the supply chain to exchange information regarding the materials used to protect products during shipment between supply chain partners.
IPC-1751A (Amendment 1) Generic Requirements for Declaration Process Management
IPC-1751A provides the basic supplier/requestor details for declarations necessary between members of a supply chain relationship. This standard contains general information and is supplemented by sectional standards requiring more detailed information. This standard is mandatory as part of all other data exchange sectional standard declarations.
An amendment to IPC-1751A was published in December 2012 that includes several enhancements to the standard. The latest version of the IPC 1751A standard and IPC 1751A Schema can be downloaded by visiting www.ipc.org/1751.
IPC-1752A Materials Declaration Management Standard (with Amendments 1 & 2)
IPC-1752A is the materials declaration standard for companies in the supply chain to share information on materials in products. The standard is supported by an XML schema and a data model. IPC-1752A with Amendments 1 & 2 can be downloaded by visiting www.ipc.org/1752.
In February 2014, a second amendment to IPC-1752A was published that provides several enhancements including:
- New Reportable Application field for use with new IEC 62474 Declarable Substances list in Appendix F to align with IEC 62474;
- Clarification on the use of SubProduct in Class D XMLs to align with IEC 62474;
- Clarification on reporting RoHS Exemptions tied to RoHS Exemption Lists in Class D XMLs; and
- Addition of a new list for ELV exemptions in Appendix B.
The lists of substances (i.e. RoHS substance restrictions, REACH SVHC list, RoHS Exemptions, etc.) are in informative appendices in order to improve the ease of updating the dynamic lists. These lists (in both XML and PDF format) can be found on the 2-18b Committee page under "Other Documents." The lists are updated twice a year following publication of an updated REACH SVHC Candidate List by ECHA.
Where is the PDF form?
IPC-1752A relies on third party solution providers to develop tools compatible with the standard. The Adobe PDF form is out of date and no longer supported by IPC. Starting in 2014, IPC introduced an annual review process to determine a list of verified solution providers for the IPC 1752A standard. Companies who receive this accolade have submitted sample files that have been verified to the current 1752A requirements.
Download the review process for the 2015 annual review of IPC 1752A solution providers.
Download an overview of how to verify if XML files comply with the IPC 1752A Standard
The list of 2015 verified IPC 1752A solution providers, in alphabetical order, are in the table below.
Solution providers who would like to participate in next year’s review process should contact Nancy Jaster by March 1. The deadline for submission is April 1.
IPC-1753 Laboratory Declaration Standard
The IPC-1753 Laboratory DeclarationStandard facilitates the exchange of laboratory chemical analysis reports between supply chain members. This standard includes a standardized laboratory report format and method to exchange the information. The need for this standard comes from requests for companies to provide laboratory analytic data to show compliance with the RoHS Directive and other regulatory and customer requirements. This standard is available in the IPC bookstore at www.ipc.org/1753.
IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard
IPC-1755 is a multi-industry standard for the exchange of information related to conflict minerals. The conflict minerals regulations will require publically traded companies to report whether conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, gold, or tungsten) contained in their product are sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
IPC-1755 can be downloaded by visiting www.ipc.org/IPC-1755.
IPC-1758 Declaration Requirements for Ship, Pack, and Packing Materials
IPC-1758 allows for the exchange of information regarding the materials used to protect products during shipment between supply chain partners. This standard describes essential information exchange content with respect to packing, supplemented by regulation references for materials, marking, recycling information and recycled content that may be desired to complete the data package.
IPC-1758 can be downloaded by visiting www.ipc.org/1758.
Please contact Nancy Jaster if you have further questions about IPC’s family of data exchange standards.