IPC Releases Automotive Addendum
15. May 2020
IPC announced the release of IPC J-STD-001GA/IPC-A-610GA, Automotive Addendum to IPC J-STD-001G Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610G Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. The addendum is a first-of-a-kind document that requires the use of both J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 along with requirements in the addendum, as it looks at the whole of the electronics assembly manufacturing process from assembly to inspection addressing board reliability requirements for the automotive industry.
Committee members representing 17 countries worked diligently over two and half years on the addendum to address criteria and acceptability requirements for printed board assemblies for the automotive industry not covered in IPC-A610G and IPC J-STD-001G. The committee was guided by the principle of providing criteria to be used in addition to, and in some cases, in place of, those in the base documents to ensure the reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive the automotive environment.