Listed below are documents related to proposed changes to and the publication of standards related to the PCB industry. Some of the documents are confidential for members only and login is required to view them.

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30 May Updates received in May 2017. Lots of info on Halogen Free Laminates Login
03 Apr

IEC/TR 61189:2017 Part 3-914: Test method for thermal conductivity of printed circuit boards for high-brightness LEDs — Guidelines

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25 Feb 91/1433/FDIS - IEC 61189-5-503 ED1_ Test methods for electrical materials, printed board and other interconnection structures and assemblies-Part 5-503_General test method for materials and assemblies - Conductive anodic filaments (CAF) testing  Login
28 Jan Result of Voting on IEC 60068-2-69 ED3_ Environmental testing_ Part 2-69_ Tests - Test Te/Tc_ Solderability testing of electronic components and printed boards by the wetting balance (force measurement) method Login 
 

IEC 61249-2-47 Ed.1.0_ Materials for printed boards and other interconnecting structures - Part 2-47

 

Comments from members requested by 20th Feb

 

Comment from Alun Morgan - I have looked over the documents you sent, my opinion is that these are just non-halogenated alternatives for a number of "low tech" products. The Asian market is by far the biggest specifier of non-halogenated products, this was led initially by Sony. Of course the truth is that there is no evidence that using phosphorous based flame retardants is any more "green" than halogen based ones. However I just see this as a normal activity for Asian companies to want non-halogenated alternatives in-line with their market preference.

I do however take exception to the wording "an environmental protection class copper-clad laminate" and "play a positive role in promoting the benign development of this products" contained in the documents. Neither statement can be backed up with any evidence that non-halogenated products are either environmentally protecting nor more benign than others. I would insist on this wording being removed.

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  IEC 61249-2-46 Ed.1.0_ Materials for printed boards and other interconnecting structures - Part 2-46 Login 
  IEC 61249-2-45 Ed.1.0_ Materials for printed boards and other interconnecting structures - Part 2-45 Login 
22 Jan

Draft standards for hologen free laminates. Members comments required in readiness for the February meeting at BSI.

Note from Dennis Price: There appears to be an abundance of low halogen laminate new standards originating in Asia but why the constant emphasis on low halogen!

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10 Jan 91/1422/CD - IEC 60068-2-82 ED2_ Environmental testing - Part 2-82_ Tests - Test XW1_ Whisker test methods for electronic and electric components. Comments required by 01 March 2017 Link
10 Jan 91/1421/CD - IEC 60194-2 ED1_ Printed boards design, manufacture and assembly - Vocabulary – Part 2_ Common usage in electronic technologies as well as printed board and electronic assembly technologies Link
09 Jan 2017 Amendment 1 to IEC 60068-2-58 Ed.4_ Environmental testing - Part 2-58_ Tests - Test Td_ Test methods for solderability, resistance to dissolution of metallization and to soldering heat of surface mounting devices (SMD). Comments required from Members by 20 th Feb 2017 Link
07 Nov IEC 61189-5-501. SIR Flux Materials Characterisation. FRAMEWORK PLAN Login 
 02 Nov  IEC 62090 Ed.2: Product package labels for electronic components using bar code and two-dimensional symbologies. IEC National Committees have been invited to approve the above document for circulation as a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) or publication as an international standard. Login  
 31 Oct

Implementation of substance restriction campaigns around the world has identified the use of halogenated materials including polymers, their flame retardants and other additives as an area of concern for the EEE industry at least in part due to the following: Restriction of certain halogenated substances use (e.g. RoHS & REACH).  Listing of certain halogenated substances as Persistent Organic Pollutants. Corrosivity / toxicity of combustion gas products

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22 Oct It was agreed during the IEC TC 91 WG 12 Meeting in Tokyo in November 2014 to replace the following outdated IEC documents about land pattern on circuit boards by a new document series that reflect the current requirements on land pattern for electronic components. Login
6 Sep All EN 123100 series of standards relating to pcb's have been withdrawn as they have not been updated for over 20 years and technologies and requirements for pcb's have changed. Login
16 Aug An updated release of PD IEC/TS 61189-3-301:2016 is available to download for registered BSI members from their web site. Test methods for interconnection structures (printed boards) — Appearance inspection method for plated surfaces on PWB  
31 July BSI Docs received in July 2016 Login
30 June Comments on draft specifications Login
25 June Analysis of standards published in 2015 Login
23 May

91/1367/CD -IEC 61191-1 Ed.3: Printed board assemblies - Part 1: Generic specification -
Requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies using surface mount and related assembly
technologies

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11 May Proposal to update or withdraw exisiting standards related to pcb's as they no longer reflect current technology. Active participation is sought from members for volunteers to contribute to this process. Public
01 May Proposals to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the European Standardization System. Login
15 Apr

Comments Received - Test method for erosion of wave soldering equipment using molten lead-free solder alloy - Part 3: Selection guidance of erosion test method

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11 Apr New Work Item proposal - Generic requirements for dimensional drawings of SMDs from viewpoint of land-pattern design Login
 08 Apr  Voting Result - IEC 60068-3-13 Ed.1: Environmental Testing - Part 3-13: Supporting documentation and guidance on test T - Soldering Login 
04 Apr BS 123000 series current documents Login
30 Mar

91/1353/NP Title:Future IEC 61189-5-504 Ed.1: Test methods for electrical materials, interconnection structures and assemblies - Part 5-504: General test methods for materials and assemblies - Process ionic contamination testing (PICT) Please visit http://standardsproposals.bsigroup.com/Home/Proposal/5329 to view the proposal details.

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25 Mar Voting Result - Requirements for electronic grade solder alloys and fluxed and non-fluxed solid solder for electronic soldering applications Login
18 Mar

IEC NEW WORK ITEM PROPOSAL (NWI) 91/1353/NP - Future IEC 61189-5-504 Ed.1: Test methods for electrical materials, interconnection structures and assemblies - Part 5-504: General test methods for materials and assemblies - Process ionic contamination testing (PICT)

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18 Mar

RESULT OF VOTING ON NEW WORK ITEM PROPOSAL 

Test methods for electrical materials, printed boards and other interconnection structures and assemblies - Part 5-1: General test methods for materials and assemblies - Guidance for printed board assemblies

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18 Mar RESULT OF VOTING ON NEW WORK ITEM PROPOSAL 

Device embedded substrate - Part 2-5: Implementation of 3D data format requirements for device embedded substrate

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18 Mar

91/1336/CDV - IEC 61189-5-503 Ed.1: Test methods for electrical materials, printed boards and other
interconnection structures and assemblies - Part 5-503: General test methods for materials and
assemblies - Conductive Anodic Filaments (CAF) testing of circuit boards

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15 Mar

NOTICE OF MEETING OF EPL/501
A meeting of the above committee will be held on 21st April 2016

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11 Mar

91/1351/FDIS - IEC 61249-2-44 Ed.1: Materials for printed boards and other interconnecting structures -
Part 2-44: Reinforced base materials clad and unclad - Non-halogenated epoxide non-woven/woven Eglass
reinforced laminate sheets of defined flammability (vertical burning test), copper-clad for lead-free
assembly

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11 Mar

91/1350/FDIS - IEC 61249-2-43 Ed.1: Materials for printed boards and other interconnecting structures - Part 2-43: Reinforced base materials clad and unclad - Non-halogenated epoxide cellulose paper/woven E-glass reinforced laminate sheets of defined flammability (vertical burning test), copper-clad for lead-free assembly

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04 Mar IEC DRAFT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR VOTING - Appearance inspection method for plated surfaces on PWB Login
12 Feb Report to the Standardization Management Board following the meeting of TC 91, Electronics Assembly Technology, held in Dongguan, China, on 2015-10-30 Login

 

 

 

It was agreed during the IEC TC 91 WG 12 Meeting in Tokyo in November 2014 to replace the following outdated IEC documents about land pattern on circuit boards by a new document series that reflect the current requirements on land pattern for electronic components.