3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2017 1:45 AM by paul.d.jones

    IPC-D-356, A & B usage

    steve_hughes

      All,

       

      I have a questions regarding the useage of the IPC-D-356 format.

       

      What is most comoonly used today & why:

       

      • IPC-D-356
      • IPC-D-356-A
      • IPC-D-356-B

       

      Expedition PCB has had the capbility to generate IPC-D-356 for several years, then when FabLink XE was launched we skipped A and went straight to providing the B version.

       

      I am well aware of the differences and aditional capabilities that A provided over standard 356 and B over A etc.but would like to have a better understanding with regard to who's using what, where and why.

       

      For example what post PCB layout tools are consumers of the different flavors of the 356 format?

       

      From what I can ascertain, there are very few tools out there today that can actually consume the B version. Right or wrong?

       

      Regards,

       

      Steve