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 [...]

2022-01-19T10:53:56+01:0019 January 2022|Categories: PIEK|Tags: |

Investigating the impact of two IPC Standards

A focus on the IPC-A-610 and IPC J-STD-001 Why this article? The IPC-A-610 and the IPC J-STD-001 are complementary standards, but each has its own purpose. However, it is not always clear to everyone what the specific uses of both [...]

2021-11-10T11:07:32+01:0010 November 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , , |

Training calendar 2022

The 2022 PIEK training calendar is now ready and includes all regional and online training courses: https://piektraining.com/en/training-calendar/. The sites that you can choose from in 2022 are: Heerlen (head office), Weingarten near Karlsruhe, Singen, Münster, Amberg, Michelstadt & Berlin.

2021-09-29T10:58:15+02:0029 September 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

IPC introduced a major change in their standards for visual inspection.

Every advantage has its disadvantage In the new/latest revisions of the IPC-WHMA-620D Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies and IPC-A-610H Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies the term TARGET and the pictures to this have disappeared. Advantage: The main [...]

2021-08-25T09:46:34+02:0025 August 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: |

JBC: global player with a heart for local education

JBC is a major league player in the electronic interconnections industry, as it has been manufacturing soldering equipment and has built a global network for over 90 years. JBC not only offers one-stop shopping when it comes to soldering, but [...]

2021-08-11T09:00:08+02:0011 August 2021|Categories: PIEK|Tags: |

Digital Inspection Printed Circuit Board Assembly

During the Repair and Rework, IPC-A-610 or IPC-7711/7721 training courses quite often we get the question which microscope or magnifier is most suited for the visual inspection of a printed circuit board assembly. An answer to this question is not [...]

2021-08-03T10:19:51+02:003 August 2021|Categories: PIEK|Tags: , , , |

IPC-9121: Troubleshooting for PCB Fabrication Processes

IPC has published IPC-9121, Troubleshooting for Printed Board Fabrication Processes, an essential source of information for anyone involved in the fabrication or purchase of printed circuit boards (PCB's). This handbook covers over 650 PCB-process failures, with causes and corrective actions [...]

2021-08-03T09:04:55+02:003 August 2021|Categories: PIEK|