I'm preparing all the documentation to send to my PCBA manufacturing supplier and I wonder if there's a list of IPC standards to include in this documentation and verify they are compliant to them and assure its capabilities of manufacturing the PCBA under these IPCs.

The PCBA is a 4 layer PCB, 100% SMT, 0,4mm minimum pitch.


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IPC-A-610 covers placement and assembly.

Remember that your PCB design should meet the requirements under IPC-2221B as it covers both PCB layout and component footprint design, for a proper placement and assembly.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you very much for your answer. Does "assembly phase" cover also soldering? Regarding stencil, solder paste etc...Is there any additional IPC required? \$\endgroup\$
    – LazyTurtle
    Oct 19, 2021 at 15:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LazyTurtle yes. It covers soldering criteria for THT and SMD components as well as cables. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 19, 2021 at 15:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you very much \$\endgroup\$
    – LazyTurtle
    Oct 19, 2021 at 15:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LazyTurtle Stencil and solder paste requirements are under 2221B / SMD footprint and pad design. So "your design" should be compliant to this. You can't expect the PCBA company should comply to this. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 19, 2021 at 15:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LazyTurtle you may accept my answer if satisfactory enough, so that the question does not remain open. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 20, 2021 at 6:38

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