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Amendments to IPC Measle Acceptance Criteria
IPC has released amendments to IPC-6012B, IPC-A-600G, IPC-J-STD-001D and IPC-A-610D.  All four amendments were created in unison to resolve conflicts in the acceptance criteria for the presence of measles in printed boards and printed board assemblies.

CAF Test Vehicle Artworks for Method 2.6.25 within IPC-TM-650
Links to four separate test vehicle artworks (IPC-9253, IPC-9254, IPC-9255 and IPC-9256) are contained within this link. The decision of which test vehicle artwork to use for CAF testing is made by the user after examining and understanding the test method 2.6.25.

J-STD-001ES December 2010
Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies
When specifically required by procurement documentation, this Addendum supplements or replaces specifically identified requirements of IPC J-STD-001, Revision E of April 2010 by providing additional requirements to ensure the reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space. The required IPC training & certification is expected to be available by February 2011.

J-STD-001DS with Amendment 1
This space applications addendum was for the previous Revision D of J-STD-001, February 2005. J-STD-001DS can only be used with J-STD-001D and J-STD-001ES can only be used with J-STD-001E.

J-STD-001E Redline Document
This file shows significant changes in J-STD-001 from Revision D to Revision E.

IPC/ECA J-STD-002C Amendment 1
Amendment 1 to IPC/ECA J-STD-002C corrects an editorial mistake with one of this document's Appendices, adds a new Appendix defining the test protocol for determining the statistical verification (Gauge R&R) of wetting balance testing, adds references in appropriate sections of this document's main body to this new wetting balance test GR&R Appendix and adds the allowance of use of a production solderpaste, if both user and supplier agree, for surface mount process simulation testing for both tin/lead and lead-free pastes.

J-STD-004B Amendment 1
Amendment 1 to the J-STD-004B corrects editorial mistakes throughout the document and addresses Halogen-free and Halide-free terminology and requirements in fluxes.

IPC J-STD-006B Amendments 1 & 2
Amendments 1 & 2 to IPC J-STD-006B make the following nine changes
to the basic document:

  1. Correct some editorial mistakes in the document's text,
  2. Add reference to IPC/JEDEC J-STD-609, Lead-Free and Leaded Marking,
        Symbols and Labels,
  3. Clarify the meaning of those alloys that are designated as lead-free,
  4. Provide guidance to suppliers how to designate and mark lead-free alloys,
  5. Correct the required maximum levels of lead (Pb) and antimony (Sb)
        allowed as impurities in section 3.3 Alloy Impurities,
  6. Transfer all information references on solder powder particle size
        distribution and solder paste products to IPC J-STD-005, Requirements
        for Solder Pastes,
  7. Remove Table 3-1 "Particle Size Distributions of Standard Solder Powders",
  8. Change the information contained in Table A-1 "Composition and
        Temperature Characteristics of Lead-free Solder Alloys" (contained within
        Appendix A "Solder Alloys"), and
  9. Establish a consistent maximum contaminant level requirement within
        Appendix B-1 for the elements of silver (Ag), lead (Pb) and antimony (Sb).

IPC-TR-586
This technical report provides the documentation of a round robin testing effort that generated data used by the 4-14 Plating Processes Subcommittee in developing the maximum immersion silver plating thickness requirement in the revision A of IPC-4553. This compendium of data resulted from three information sets: a) Test vehicle assembly report by Celestica, b) Thermal cycle test report by Rockwell Collins and c) Solder joint silver content calculations by Adtran Inc.

IPC-A-600H Errata List
This is a list of reported errata to the printed copies of IPC-A-600H. Pen and ink changes should be made in accordance with your company's document control policies.

IPC/JEDEC J-STD-609A Errata
This is a list of reported errata to the printed copies of IPC/JEDEC J-STD-609A. Pen and ink changes should be made in accordance with your company's document control policies.

IPC-A-610DC Telecom Addendum
Telecom Addendum to IPC-A-610D Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies Telecom Addendum Published August 2009. When specifically required by procurement documentation, this Addendum supplements or replaces specifically identified requirements of IPC-A-610, Revision D of February 2005 by providing additional requirements to ensure compliance to GR-78-CORE.

IPC-A-610E Redline Document
This file shows significant changes in IPC-A-610 from Revision D to Revision E.

IPC/WHMA-A-620B Amendment 1
This amendment provides resolution to some internal conflicts, aligns common criteria to other IPC standards, and corrects some editorial errors. This amendment is only to be used in conjunction with IPC/WHMA-A-620 Revision B, October 2012. Follow your company policy and procedures to make pen and ink changes or notations to the published IPC/WHMA-A-620 Revision B. When there are changes to a clause that contains multiple criteria, only the criteria with changes are shown in this amendment.

IPC/WHMA-A-620AS with Amendment 1
Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC/WHMA-A-620A.
When specifically required by procurement documentation, this Addendum supplements or replaces specifically identified requirements of IPC/WHMA-A-620, Revision A.

IPC/WHMA-A-620B-Space Addendum
Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC/WHMA-A-620B Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
When specifically required by procurement documentation, this Addendum supplements or replaces specifically identified requirements of IPC/WHMA-A-620, Revision B, providing additional requirements to ensure the reliability of cable and wire harness assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space. The required IPC training & certification is available; contact certification@ipc.org for more information.

IPC/WHMA-A-620B Redline Document
This file shows significant changes in IPC/WHMA-A-620 from Revision A to Revision B.

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Test Data Tables (MS Word Document Format)
These tables are from IPC/WHMA-A-620 Revision B Chapter 19 Testing. They are provided in an electronic format that permits users to edit the tables to add user-specific criteria. These files are authorized for copying/reproduction.

IPC-TM-650
Test Methods Manual

Contains industry approved test techniques and procedures for chemical, mechanical, electrical, and environmental tests on all forms of printed boards and connectors.
Note: These are separate .pdfs of individual test methods listed by section.

IPC-CC-830B Amendment 1
Qualification and Performance of Electrical Insulating Compound for Printed Wiring Assemblies
IPC-CC-830B prescribes qualification and performance requirements of conformal coatings. Amendment 1 provides updated requirements for moisture and insulation resistance and temperature and humidity aging and additional information on coating classifications.

IPC-1331
Voluntary Safety Standard for Electrically Heated Process Equipment
This voluntary standard establishes minimum requirements for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrically heated process equipment in order to minimize electrical hazards and prevent fires that may occur in combustible tanks, tank liners and drying equipment.

IPC-1710A (zipped file)
OEM Standard for Printed Board Manufacturers' Qualification Profile
Developed by the OEM council of the IPC, the MQP sets the standard for assessing PWB manufacturers capabilities and allows PWB manufacturers to more easily satisfy customer requirements.

IPC-1720A (MS Word Template Format)
Assembly Qualification Profile
Developed by the OEM council of the IPC, IPC-1720 categorized an electronic assembly manufacturer's capabilities and supplies the OEM customer with detailed, substantive information.

IPC-1730A (MS Word Template Format)
Laminator Qualifier Profile
Are you a laminate manufacturer looking to provide your customers with a consistent, detailed report on your facility(s)? IPC-1730A is the one tool laminate manufacturers can use to provide current and potential customers with a profile of their facilities. By completing this questionnaire, laminators can provide information on materials supplied, approvals and certifications, testing available, equipment capabilities and more!

IPC-1731 (MS Word Template Format)
Strategic Raw Materials Supplier Qualification Profile (SRMSQP)
Suppliers of raw materials to laminate manufacture now have an industry approved questionaire to supply current and potential customers with a self assessment of their facility(s). IPC-1731 gives suppliers of raw materials the opportunity to create a profile of their manufacturing facility(s) that will be consistent with those developed by similar suppliers. Using the MS Word template enables easy creation and maintenance of the file(s) and provide their customers with an electronic file for their records. Download as a zipped file.

IPC-1751A Generic Requirements for Declaration Process Management
This is the generic standard in a set of standards that permits segmentation of declaration details based on the subject and scope of the declaration as well as the manufacturing domain. It was developed by a committee of OEMs, EMS providers, component manufacturers, circuit board manufacturers, materials suppliers, information technology solution providers, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The file includes:
  • 1751A document
  • 1750A Schema Version 2.0
IPC-1752A Errata
In section C1 which defines the JIG-101 reference fields, the rationale and date fields are redundant fields that are a part of the Unique ID string. The unique ID string is comprised of the list name, the revision date of the list, and the JIG-101 Ed 2 rationale level ("R", "I", or "A"). The table will be updated to 3 separate tables, one for each rationale level with the naming convention of: JIG-101ed2–04-2009-R, JIG-101ed2–04-2009-I, JIG-101ed2–04-2009-A.

IPC-1752A Materials Declaration Management
IPC-1752A is the standard for the exchange of materials declaration data. It was developed by a committee of OEMs, EMS providers, component manufacturers, circuit board manufacturers, materials suppliers, information technology solution providers, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. IPC-1751A is a mandatory part of this standard. The file includes:
  • 1752A document
  • 1751A document
  • 1750A Schema Version 2.0
  • A list of IPC-1752A solution providers
  • The JIG list of substances
  • REACH SVHCs not included in JIG
  • RoHS Exemptions list
IPC-1756 Manufacturing Process Data Management
IPC-1756 is the standard for exchanging manufacturing data between suppliers and customers for electrical and electronic products.  IPC-1756 establishes 23 fields for declaration of manufacturing data including sensitivity to moisture and high temperature, different alloy compositions and component package configurations. This standard was developed by a committee of OEMs, EMS providers, component manufacturers, circuit board manufacturers, materials suppliers, information technology solution providers, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  IPC-1751A is a mandatory part of this standard.  The file includes:
  • IPC-1756
  • IPC-1751A
  • 1750A Schema Version 2.0

IPC-1758 Declaration Requirements for Shipping, Pack and Packing Materials
This standard addresses the industry need for exchange of information regarding the materials used to protect products during shipment between supply chain partners. This standard is one of several in the 175x series of standards that permits segmentation of declaration details based on the subject and scope of the declaration. 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. 27 pages. Released May 2012.

IPC-2141A Errata List
This is a list of reported errata to the printed copies of IPC-2141A. Pen and ink changes should be made in accordance with your company's document control policies.

IPC-2501
Definition for Web-Based Exchange of XML Data

IPC-2501 establishes the governing semantics and an XML based syntax for shop floor communication between electronic assembly equipment and associated software applications. This standard outlines the communication architecture and supporting XML messages. The standard also describes a messaging interface that is based upon an architecture whereby a single logical middleware server (the Message Broker) exchanges messages among clients in a domain. This document may be purchased in hard copy or downloaded for FREE.

IPC-2524
PWB Fabrication Data Quality Rating System
This document describes a PWB fabrication data quality rating system used by fabricators to evaluate the incoming data package integrity. Includes information on conformance to both fabricator and customer design rules and can be used by printed board designers as an output quality check.

IPC-4103A Amendment 1
Specification for Base Materials for High Speed/High Frequency Applications Amendment 1 generates a formalized record, for document control purposes, of corrections to ten separate sections in the main body of the standard; to the first 16 "legacy" specification sheets (IPC-4103/1 through IPC-4103/16); and to the 10 "new format" specification sheets for bonding layer materials (IPC-4103/500 through IPC-4103/590).  This replaces the "IPC-4103A Errata List" in the IPC Free Documents website.

IPC-4202A Amendment 1
Flexible Base Dielectrics for Use in Flexible Printed Circuitry – Amendment 1 to IPC-4202A modifies the standard by correcting editorial errors; converts metric dimensional units of measure
to those commonly used throughout industry; describes the flammability method of test and requirements for very thin materials (VTM); and corrects property requirement errors in all nine specification sheets contained in this standard.

IPC-4204A Amendment 1
Metal-Clad Dielectrics for Use in Fabrication of Flexible Printed Circuitry Amendment 1 to IPC-4204A modifies the standard by replacing five sections in the document (sections: 1.1.2 Specific Designation; 2.1 IPC; 2.5 ISO; 3.5.2 Wrinkles, Creases, Streaks and Scratches; and 3.9 Electrical Requirements) to clarify the meanings of these sections.

IPC-4412B Amendment 1
Specification for Finished Fabric Woven from "E" Glass for Printed Boards  
The Amendment 1 to IPC-4412B adds a new glass yarn [either SI identification => (4 1.32 1X0) or US identification => (BC 3750 1/0)] and a new light weight weave style => (1010) to the standard..

IPC-4552 Amendment 1
Specification for Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold (ENIG) Plating for Printed Circuit Boards Amendment 1 to IPC-4552 replaces the Table 3-1 Requirements of Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold Plating plus also replaces all of sections 3.2.1 Immersion Nickel Thickness and 3.2.2 Immersion Gold Thickness in the original release of the IPC-4552. The Amendment 1 permits the use of thinner gold (≥4 µm thickness minimum) for special applications. Effective June 2012.

IPC-4552 Amendment 2
Specification for Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold (ENIG) Plating for Printed Circuit Boards Amendment 2 to IPC-4552 is a new section in the original release of the IPC-4552. The Amendment 2 provides the “rules” by which any rework and/or repair of a printed board's ENIG surface finish is allowed. Effective September 2012.

IPC-4554 Amendment 1
Specification for Immersion Tin Plating for Printed Circuit Boards
Amendment 1 to IPC-4554 replaces all of the section 3.5 Solderability in the original release of the IPC-4554. The amendment clarifies the appropriate flux to be used when performing standardized solderability tests, per IPC J-STD-003, Solderability Tests for Printed Boards and where the printed board surface finish is immersion tin. Effective September 2011.

IPC-4562A Amendment 1
Metal Foil for Printed Board Applications
Amendment 1 to IPC-4562A re-inserts the specification sheet IPC-4562/6 (CU-W6) back into the IPC-4562A document that was previously removed when the standard was revised to it's a revision from its original release in April 2008.  Also included in this Amendment 1 are all references to the IPC-4562/6 (CU-W6) in section 1.2.4.1, the Table A1, the summary of all specification sheets as well as the specification sheet, itself.

IPC-4821 Amendment 1
Specification for Embedded Passive Device Capacitor Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards
IPC-4821 Amendment 1 provides the update of IPC-CF-148 to the correct IPC-4563, references the IPC-TM-650, Method 2.5.7.2 for correct Hi-Pot testing of these thin materials, uses proper reference for visual inspection by inspectors and finally, updated the first five material specification sheets (IPC-4821/1 through IPC-4821/5) that now show Effective Dates of April 2010. The Specification Sheet IPC-4821/6 has not been updated and therefore retains the Effective Date of May 2006.

Transitioning from MIL-P-50884C and MIL-PRF-31032 to IPC-6013 and Amendment 1
Developed and approved for distribution by the IPC Flexible Circuits Committee, this position paper serves as a guide for manufacturers and OEMs in transitioning from MIL-P-50884C and MIL-PRF-31032 to IPC-6013 and Amendment 1. The position paper offers a history of military specifications, from their overall development to the initiation of the Perry Initiative and Acquisition Reform. Also included in this document is a guide for implementing a Single Process Initiative (SPI), made available by the Department of the Navy (DoN).

IPC-6013B Errata List
This is a list of reported errata to the printed copies of IPC-6013B. Pen and ink changes should be made in accordance with your company's document control policies.

IPC-7711B/7721B Change 1
These procedures are additions to the IPC-7711B/7721B.
Section 2: 3.11.1; 5.7.6; 5.8.1.1; 5.8.1.2; 5.8.1.3; Section 3: 4.7.4; 4.7.5; all released November 2011.
Section 2: 5.5.7 released February 2013.
The pages herein are authorized for download, reproduction, and printing for insertion into the IPC- 7711B/7721B. These procedures are not intended for previous versions of IPC-7711/7721.

IPC-7711B/7721B Change 2
These procedures are replacements or additions to the IPC-7711B/7721B.
Section 2: Replace 3.2.1, Replace 5.2.1, New 5.7.2.1 all released March 2014.
Section 3: Replace 4.7.4, New 4.7.4.1 both released March 2014
The pages herein are authorized for download, reproduction, and printing for insertion into the IPC- 7711B/7721B. These procedures are not intended for previous versions of IPC-7711/7721.

IPC-7711B/7721B
Part 3 Procedure 6.1 Step 2 related to use of silver plated wire (pages 3 and 4 of 10) has been changed. Local printing is authorized so that users may replace the published pages.

IPC-9151D
Printed Board Process Capability, Quality, and Relative Reliability (PCQR2) Benchmark Test Standard and Database
Many printed circuit board buyers have developed internal processes to evaluate the capabilities of their printed circuit board manufacturers companies. Manufacturers often receive multiple requests from multiple customers to manufacture test panels as part of qualification procedures. The PCQR2 program provides an industry standard for the design of these benchmark process capability test panels. The data resulting from this process provides database subscribers with the ability to review detailed results from individual manufacturers and to compare the capabilities of multiple fabricators across the industry.

IPC-9199, Sections 4 through 6 (MS Word Template Format)
The information contained within this free download requires access to the full document, IPC-9199, Statistical Quality Control (SPC) Quality Rating in order to be used. While the tables contained within this free download have no descriptive narrative, they do correspond exactly to the tables contained within the appropriate sections of the full IPC-9199 document.

IPC-9251 Form
Test Vehicles for Evaluating Fine Line Capability
Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc. and E. I. DuPont Company developed test patterns for evaluating fine line capabilities, and IPC has been provided permission to distribute the data to the industry. The effort has been coordinated by the Etch and Strip Subcommittee (4-15) of the Fabrication Processes Committee (4-10) of IPC and is now being made available to industry for free.

IPC-9252A Amendment 1
Requirements for Electrical testing of Unpopulated Printed Boards
IPC-9252A Amendment 1, published in October 2012, provides clarification to requirements for resistive isolation testing, as well as the testing of accessible midpoints for resistive continuity testing.

ITRI-50000
North American PWB Technology Hurdles, Barriers and Strategies

This ITRI report covers the technical problems, strengths and weaknesses of the domestic PWB industry. Included is a plan of action proposed to improve the global competitiveness of these manufacturers.

Measles in Printed Wiring Boards
This document reports on a program undertaken by the IPC to identify and evaluate the effect of measles on printed wiring boards. It reports on the conclusions reached by a Blue Ribbon Committee of experts following their review of known available technical research on the subject. This document includes copies of the research reports and articles that were reviewed by the committee prior to formulating a position regarding the effect of measles on printed wiring boards.

Joint Industry Guide Material Composition Declaration for Electrotechnical Products
This guide applies to products that are supplied to manufacturers of electrotechnical. It covers materials and substances that may be present in the supplied product, including batteries. It does not apply to process chemicals (i.e. chemicals used and consumed during manufacture) unless those process chemicals constitute part of the finished product, nor does it apply to packaging (e.g. cardboard, plastic tray).

E-Commerce White Paper
The Myths of E-Commerce

SMEMA Standards Available for Download
Six Adobe Acrobat .pdfs available for download.

IPC Policy Statement Concerning Legacy Drawings and the Use of IPC-4204

Position Statement by 3-12d Task Group on B2O3 in E-Glass

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