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Get Involved in IPC E-Textiles Standards Activities
The IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee has many standards activities underway. There is no cost or obligation to participate, and all of the groups meet primarily via web meetings to enable the most participation.
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This standard identifies categories and establishes the classification system and qualification/quality conformance requirements and suggested test methods for conductive yarns used in e-textiles. Conductive yarns covered under this standard include conductive fibers and conductive wire used in combination with fiber and yarn systems.
The purpose of this standard is to provide and define key characteristics for procuring conductive yarns used in e-textiles. It also highlights fiber and yarn manufacturing techniques used in conductive yarn production and electronic performance criteria.
This standard establishes the classification system as well as qualification and quality conformance requirements affecting electrical/electronic performance of woven, knitted and braided electronic textiles (e-textiles) integrated with conductive yarns and/or wires.
This standard does not cover non-electronically integrated textiles or nonconductive fibers or yarns.
This industry guideline will provide key considerations and best practices for connecting e-textiles to components. The components can be the commodity to which the e-textile will provide functionality or components which are attached to e-textiles to augment their performance.
This document will help users and manufacturers to work together to make best decisions for selecting connector types, connection materials and connection processes based on the e-textile technology to be used and the component to which the e-textile will be connected.
This standard establishes specific requirements for the design of printed electronic applications and their forms of component mounting and interconnecting structures on coated or treated textile substrates. Textile substrate, as pertains to this standard, could be a bare textile or an integrated e-textile (e.g., woven or knitted e-textile).
Coated or treated textile substrates, as pertain to this standard, are textile substrates which have or will have a coating or treatment localized or across the full substrate.
This task group is being led out of Europe, but participation is open to anyone.
This document establishes requirements for electrical testing printed electronics e-textiles, including selecting the test analyzer, test parameters, test data, and ﬁxturing required to perform electrical test(s)
This standard will establish required testing and reliability expectations for e-textiles wearables products. An e-textiles wearable, as pertains to this standard, will be any wearable product that is a complete system utilizing non-electrical textiles and e-textiles (woven, knitted, printed, etc.) with attached/connected functional components, sensors, devices, etc. A first task of the working group will be to clearly define an e-textiles wearable as well as to define other e-textiles structures that could be part of a system (e.g., wires on textile, laminated, conductive polymers, sensors, actuators, etc.).
This method is to determine the effect of the temperature rise in printed conductor materials, due to resistive heating from the electrical current flow. The effects depend on material thermal coefficient of resistance (TCR), conductor cross-sectional area, the conductor deposition processes on substrate materials such as e-textiles, flexible dielectrics and printed boards.