IPC has released IPC-A-600K, Acceptability of Printed Boards, the definitive illustrated guide to printed circuit board acceptability.

The IPC-A-600K is the definitive illustrated guide to printed board acceptability! The IPC-A-600K is a four-color document providing photographs and illustrations of the target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions that are either internally or externally observable on bare printed boards. Make sure your operators, inspectors, and engineers have the most current industry consensus information. With dozens of new or revised photographs and illustrations, IPC-A-600K provides new and expanded coverage on topics such as crazing, back-drilled structures, edge-connector lands, copper wrap plating, plating voids and microanomalies, microvia target land piercing, innerlayer separation and plating overhang. The document synchronizes to the acceptability requirements expressed in IPC-6012E and IPC-6013D. Supersedes IPC-A-600J.

IPC-A-600K was developed by the IPC-A-600 Task Group (7-31a) of the Product Assurance Committee (7-30) of IPC

Number of Pages: 204 | Release Date: 7/21/2020 | ISBN: 978-1-951577-48-3

Available at IPC: https://shop.ipc.org/IPC-A-600K-English-P

1.1 Scope
This document describes the target, acceptable, and nonconforming conditions that are either externally or internally observable on printed boards. It represents the visual interpretation of minimum requirements set forth in various printed board specifications, e.g.; IPC-6010 series, J-STD-003, etc.
1.2 Purpose
The visual illustrations in this document portray specific criteria of the requirements of current IPC specifications. In order to properly apply and use the content of this document, the printed board should comply with the design requirements of the applicable IPC-2220 series document and the performance requirements of the applicable IPC-6010 series document. In the event the printed board does not comply with these or equivalent requirements, then the acceptance criteria should be as agreed between user and supplier (AABUS).

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