IPC standards

IPC standards


IPC is a USA-based trade organisation which develops
the world's most widely used quality standards for electronic production.

Which IPC standard should I use for each production stage?

See the IPC-tree which shows which IPC standard refers to each stage
in the circuit board manufacture process. Download the IPC catalogue 
to see the complete list of IPC publications.

IPC-A-610 Acceptability requirements for electronic assemblies is the most widely used
electronics assembly standard in the world. IPC-A-610 illustrates industry-accepted
workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies through full-color photographs and
illustrations. Topics include lead free, component orientation and soldering criteria
for through-hole, SMT and discrete wiring assemblies, mechanical assembly, cleaning,
marking, coating, and laminate requirements.

IPC A-610 is used together with the soldering material and process standard IPC J-STD-001.

J-STD-001 Requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies is
world-recognized as the sole industry-consensus standard covering soldering materials
and processes.

IPC-7711/7721 Rework, modification and repair of electronic assemblies includes
all procedures needed for repair and rework of electronic assemblies and PCBs.



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