Technical Resources

Databases and suppliers to help with your technical challenges

IPC Members Only: Technical Resources
Looking for presentations, published papers, and presentations made at IPC conferences such as IPC APEX EXPO? These can be found at Technical Resources and are available to members as part of IPC’s member benefits. Covering topics from design all the way through supply chain/business issues.

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 WAM1, IPC-1752WAM1,2,3; IPC-1753 WAM1, IPC-1754AM2, 1755A

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, “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.

Lead Free/ROHS

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


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