As a circuit board manufacturer, designers often ask us about the difference between IPC Class 2 and Class 3. Class 1 does exist although we rarely produce boards that fall into this classification. Most of the times, even if the end-use of the product only requires Class 1. We will make it Class 2 just to ensure a better performance. This article will help you understand the different design rules for IPC Class 2 and Class 3 circuit boards.
The Association Connecting Electronics Industries – commonly known as IPC (Institute of Printed Circuits) – is an international trade association serving the printed circuit board and electronics assembly industries. IPC is known globally for its standards that verify the quality of the manufactured PCBs and PCB assemblies.
Testing is an essential step in ensuring the integrity of your flexible printed circuit boards. While there are many possible approaches to verifying the quality of both your raw materials and your finished products, guidelines from the Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC), such as IPC-6013, IPC-2223, and IP-FC-234 and their respective successors, are a good place to start. Continue reading “IPC Guidelines and Basic Testing for Flex PCBs”
IPC’s market research regularly unearths interesting findings that may reveal golden opportunities for electronics manufacturers. Here are some of the latest discoveries of interest to North American PCB fabricators: Continue reading “IPC Market Research Reveals Opportunities for U.S. PCB Manufacturers”
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