About Wim Bodelier

MIT (Master IPC Trainer) at PIEK International Education Centre

The PCB of the past and present, and what can we expect in the future?

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) / PWBs (Printed Wiring Boards) are well known in electronics. The first printed circuit board, invented by Paul Eisler, dates back to 1936. At that time, the conductor tracks were drawn by hand and that was [...]

By |2022-02-02T11:43:07+01:002 February 2022|Categories: PIEK|Tags: |

Special knowledge about BTC and BGA components according to IPC-7093 and IPC-7095

BTC-components are the “new generation” ICs that take up considerably less space than their “older” predecessors such as QFPs, SOICs, etc. BTCs (as the name suggests) do not have leads (legs) on the side of the component but metallized surfaces [...]

By |2022-02-03T09:30:14+01:0019 January 2022|Categories: PIEK|

IPC-A-610H, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, in its latest H Revision, was published in September 2020. Of all the acceptance criteria documents in the IPC portfolio it is the one that is used most frequently and is best known throughout the [...]

By |2021-10-21T10:17:04+02:0011 January 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , |

IPC-J-STD-001H, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

In September 2020 we saw the latest H revision publication of IPC-J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies. It was one of the documents for which alignment with other commonly used IPC standards, such as IPC-A-620D and IPC-A-610H, was [...]

By |2021-07-07T11:53:15+02:0010 January 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , |

IPC/WHMA-A-620D, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

IPC/WHMA-A-620D, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, is the most important process, materials and inspection standard for the cable and wire harness industry at the moment. In the latest version, the D Revision, which was published in [...]

By |2021-08-19T08:39:24+02:006 January 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , |

IPC-A-600K, Acceptability of Printed Boards

IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards, is the best-known standard for the inspection of bare boards, often called PCBs, throughout the electronics industry. It has been the base document in inspection departments at bare board manufacturers for decades. And it has [...]

By |2022-01-13T11:02:55+01:005 January 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , |

IPC-7711C/7721C Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies

With the previous version, the B-revision of IPC-7711/7721 Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies, being published in 2007, one could argue that an update was long overdue. It was therefore very good that in January 2017 we saw the [...]

By |2021-01-12T11:22:33+01:004 January 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , |

IPC-6012 Qualification and Performance Specifications for Rigid Printed Boards

If we talk about purchasing rigid bare board (or PCB) manufacturing the IPC-6012 is the most used document. This is one of a series of documents, also called the Qualification and Performance Specifications for Printed Boards. At the basis of [...]

By |2022-02-16T10:57:45+01:002 January 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , |