Last week Pedersen requested a change in the sampling plan for Acceptance testing and Frequency of IPC-6012 in the IPC V-ESSC meeting in Munich.
One of the discussions in the fora was the necessity to update the Main Standard to take the lead in changes.
“Just updating the addendums in regards to technologies, capabilities and transparency is not enough. We need the “Mothership” to flow down the information on all levels, making all standards aligned”, says Pedersen.
The challenge is to get attention in the main task group. One way to do that is to join forces with the asian committee V-ASSC.
“The reply to this discussion was a positive one, many members saw the need for this update. There is no point in updating all the addendums, if we do not update the document in charge. We had some great actions from last week’s meeting”, says Pedersen.
Another topic during the meeting was High Voltage. What are the failure modes on High Voltage, and how should boards be tested to detect those failures?
To answer these questions we decided to ask an A-Team within the Automotive Addendum Task Group to collect typical failure modes and develop a test method to verify that the PCB will survive under High Voltage loading.
Pedersen and his Task Group D-33AA for is working thoroughly on this topic, in close cooperation with the Automotive Industry, where high voltage on PCBs is part of a typical modern car, and particularly in Electrical Vehicles.
Both Pedersen and the Task Groups are looking forward to meeting up in San Diego for APEX, further discussions and standard developments.
PS. Did you know that both Jan Pedersen and our CEO Didrik Bech will be present at APEX22 holding speeches. Stay tuned for more info.