Tag Archives: printed board

New Microvia Definition Seeing Broader Usage

In 2013, IPC changed its definition of a microvia. Before then, a microvia was defined as any printed board with holes that have a diameter of equal to or less than 0.15 mm [0.006 in]. Over time, that size became common, while more challenging geometries emerged to alter the definition of microvia structures. IPC decided […]

Introducing Defect of the Month from NPL and IPC: Toe Fillet Defects

In this video, industry expert Bob Willis uses the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Free Defect Database to discuss problems with toe fillets and why they are difficult to solder. This will be a feature each month on the IPC blog. Additional defect videos and more are available on the IPC YouTube Channel. The NPL industry defect database […]

Modeling moves rapidly into the mainstream

The rapid adoption of model-based design has been one of the quickest transformations in system design in recent years. Only a few years ago, about the only time I heard about model-based design was in interviews with tool suppliers like The MathWorks. Over the last year or two, system engineers increasingly bring it up during […]