IPC A 610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, is on path for release at the end of this month/the beginning of next. The IPC J STD 001 G, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, will be released concurrently. The two standards are widely used in the electronics industry. Changes will be made throughout the publications.
The IPC A 610 is one of Document Center’s biggest sellers over the years. It is used by companies large and small. Changes to this new Revision G vary from Section to Section. Some modifications are small — like renumbering in Section 1. Other areas have extensive changes.
For example, Section 6 has significant updates throughout. This includes Sections 6.6 on lead/wire placement, general requirements and 6.7 on general requirements for solder.
One thing that you will notice in this new Revision G for IPC A 610 is that it’s not necessary to redesign your boards just to meet the new requirements. The committee recommends using the new Revision G for new design, of course. But for previously existing designs, upgrade to this document can wait until either enforced by contract or is part of the usual design review process. In other words, updating your board designs should not solely be based on the fact that there’s a new revision of the IPC A 610 available.
IPC is changing how its standards are available to the public. You can still purchase the hardcopy edition. However, the use of CD Rom format is being phased out. So for electronic delivery, you’ll be ordering a non-printing pdf copy. Normally, folks choose the single user option. However, site licenses are available.
Head to Document Center Inc.’s webstore to preorder your copies now. It can be found at www.document-center.com. Here is a direct link to the order page for IPC A 610 paper format and the IPC A 610 pdf format. For your convenience, here are the links for the J STD 001 paper edition and the J STD 001 single user pdf format as well.
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