Strain Guidance for PCBAs
Project Leader: Jagadeesh Radhakrishnan (Intel)
Co-Project Leaders: Matt Kelly (IBM)
End-of-Project Final Report
The team elected not to do a Final Report.
Statement of Work and Project Statement
The IPC9704 standard was revised February 2012 (now IPC9704A) to encompass the impact of Pb-free electronics and to incorporate consistent strain gage placement/measurement techniques to monitor printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) flexure within a manufacturing environment. With the intent of making IPC9704A strictly a methodology document, appendices A and B that were present in original IPC9704 documentation were removed. These appendices are very important. They outline strain limits and provide reference for rate limited strain guidance for eutectic solder. New Pb-free content additions within these appendices are intended to form the basis of a new white paper guidance document. The legacy SnPb guidance will be maintained in the white paper. The benefit of this new approach is to ensure that new Pb-free strain limiting guidance can be more easily updated in a timely manner, as new information becomes available. This project team is being formed to develop such a white paper.
Scope of Work of Project’s White Paper