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IPC releases "J"-two standards for electronics assembly

IPC has announced the release of two standards for electronics assembly.

IPC J-STD-001J, Technical Requirements for Solder Joints and Electrical Assemblies is recognized as the only generally accepted standard for soldering processes and materials. IPC-A-610J, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies is a post-assembly acceptance standard used to ensure that electronic assemblies meet the acceptance requirements of the electronics industry. These two documents are often used together in the manufacture of electronic assemblies.

These standards are reviewed every 3 years, with significant changes made to each. Changes made to the standards:

Changes to IPC J-STD-001J (representatives from 27 countries worked on the changes:
- Added requirements for equipment installation
- Added graphics to address bubbles on x-rays

Representatives from 29 countries worked on changes to IPC-A-610J:
- Chapter 10 contains new images
- Conformal coating - clarified voids/bubbles