As you know, we’re a circuit board manufacturer that supports IPC-2581. We recently met with two Consortium members, Michael Ford from Aegis and Hemant Shah from Cadence. This was the perfect opportunity to ask them a few questions.
While Michael Ford discusses the benefits of IPC-2581 in Industry 4.0, Hemant Shah from Cadence talks about the advantages of this standard over older ones, like Gerber and ODB++.
IPC-2581 benefits both the designers and manufacturers in Industry 4.0. Michael Ford, European Marketing Director at Aegis Software Corporation, told us about the advantages when we met him during PCB West.
Welcome to Industry 4.0 where automation and efficient data exchange rule over the “smart factory” world we live in. Open, neutral and global, IPC-2581 was created to fit in this fourth industrial revolution.
The latest IPC Designers Council held at Cadence in San José, CA, was all about IPC-2581. Presented by IPC Consortium Chair Hemant Shah, the lunch meeting answered why IPC-2581 is the go-to standard. Similar to the Mentor Graphics-owned ODB++ in terms of functionality, it takes the lead over its competitor for it is open and neutral. And when it comes to good ol’ Gerber, it might just be time to retire.
The IPC classifications set the rules to follow when designing a printed circuit board. And between Class 2 and Class 3, the design requirements are fairly different. How much do you know about the different design rules for IPC Class 2 and Class 3? Take the quiz and find out!
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