Question: When will the new revisions for the IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 documents be available?
Answer: J-STD-001E is now available. IPC-A-610E will be available in April, really sometime soon.
J-STD-001E is recognized worldwide as the sole industry-consensus standard covering soldering materials and processes. This revision includes support for lead free manufacturing, in addition to easier to understand criteria for materials, methods and verification for producing quality soldered interconnections and assemblies. The requirements for all three classes of construction are included. Full color illustrations are provided for clarity. This standard fully complements IPC-A-610E. 54 pages. Released April 2010.
The most demanded “how-to” specification, this book describes procedures and techniques for building reliable soldered assemblies for all three classes of manufacturing.
When it comes to assembly, looks aren’t everything. If the materials and processes are off spec, the end product may be inferior. Head off this quality risk by using IPC/EIA J-STD-001E along with IPC-A-610E. The Joint Industry Standard Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies (IPC/EIA J-STD-001E) contains comprehensive, critical details about processes, materials and testing methods for soldered assemblies. In Revision E, industry experts have not only updated the content . . . they’ve also made the standard easier to reference and understand than ever before! Improvements include: full-color, enhanced illustrations; clearer, more understandable descriptive text; acceptance criteria for all classes; better organization of information; more diagrams and acceptance criteria throughout; alignment with IPC-A-610E (to eliminate conflicts).