IPC has just released the new standard IPC-9203, “Users Guide to IPC-9202 and the IPC-B-52 Standard Test Vehicle,” and it’s available from Document Center Inc. now. IPC-9203 helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) alleviate materials and process problems and serves as a guide to using the IPC-B-52 SIR (surface insulation resistance) test board.
IPC notes that while there are a variety of industry test vehicles for the examination of materials compatibility, most available test boards leave something to be desired since there is often a dramatic difference in materials between such test boards and produced assemblies. IPC recognized that a test vehicle was needed which could be used for both ion chromatography and SIR testing that would be more representative of mainstream manufacturing materials and processes.
The IPC-9203 addresses the IPC-B-52 standard test vehicle (found in the IPC-A-52, “Cleanliness and Residue Evaluation Test Board – Single User CD-ROM”) which can be used to evaluate optimize a manufacturing process or to provide objective evidence that a chosen manufacturing material set and manufacturing process are compatible from a cleanliness standpoint.
This user guideline has also been written as a companion document to the IPC-9202, providing clarification on what a manufacturer “should” do and what a manufacturer “must” do for demonstrating materials and process compatibility.
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