Category: IPC
IPC Class 2 VS Class 3: The Different Design Rules

IPC Class 2 VS Class 3: The Different Design Rules

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...

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IPC-2581 Set to Retire Gerber Files Across the Board

IPC-2581 Set to Retire Gerber Files Across the Board

Why IPC-2581 is the go-to standard in PCB manufacturing? 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. Why...

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IPC-2581 Questions Answered by Consortium Members

IPC-2581 Questions Answered by Consortium Members

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. The IPC-2581 Questions In this...

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IPC Class 2 Vs Class 3 Quiz

IPC Class 2 Vs Class 3 Quiz

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...

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IPC-6012 or IPC-A-600: Which Standard Should You Use?

IPC-6012 or IPC-A-600: Which Standard Should You Use?

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...

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