IPC Propagated D Coupon Generator

This coupon generator is based on the propogated D coupons of IPC 2221B Appendix A and the latest IPC 1-10c committee requirements.  It is advised that you familiarize yourself with the coupon specifications before using the generator.  It is also recommended that the drill, etch and soldermask fabrication compensations be applied uniformly to both the coupons and product board after the coupons have been designed.


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Recommended Product Acceptance Drawing Notes

Product board acceptance based on coupon performance, also know as performance based acceptance testing.  Below are example drawing notes for reflow simulation and thermal cycling:

XX. IPC D COUPON TESTING

A.  IPC D COUPONS SHALL BE DESIGNED USING THE COUPON GENERATOR AT WWW.CAT-TEST.INFO.  COUPONS SHALL INCLUDE COMPONENT (A), VIA (B) AND ALL PROPAGATED B STRUCTURES IAW IPC-2221B APPENDIX A.  2 OF EACH COUPON DESIGN SHALL BE TESTED PER MANUFACTURING PANEL.

B.  THE IPC D COUPONS SHALL BE SUBJECTED TO 6 REFLOW SIMULATIONS IAW IPC-TM-650, METHOD 2.6.27A USING THE 230C PROFILE.  ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA SHALL BE <5% CHANGE IN RESISTANCE.

C.  AFTER REFLOW SIMULATION THE IPC D COUPONS WITH VIAS HAVING AN ASPECT RATIO > 8:1 SHALL BE SUBJECTED TO 100 THERMAL CYCLES IAW IPC-TM-650, METHOD 2.6.7.2 FROM 35C TO (TG -10C) OF THE LAMINATE MATERIAL.  ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA SHALL BE <10% CHANGE IN RESISTANCE.

D.  RESULTS FROM ALL COUPONS TESTED SHALL BE REPORTED.

Note:  Parameters in green should be tailored to each application.


Terms and Conditions of Use

Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc. does not guarantee the proper function of this coupon generator and all coupon designs are provided "as is" without warranty, either expressed or implied, and should be reviewed for accuracy prior to use.  By using the coupon generator, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc.  its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from, your use of the coupon generator.

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