PCB West 2013: IPC-2581 Data Transfer Standard Gains Momentum

Hemant Shah, product marketing director at Cadence, and Gary Carter, manager of CAD engineering at Fujitsu Network Communications, provided an update of the momentum that IPC-2581 Consortium made in the past one year at PCB West 2013. Two new boards were recently fabricated using IPC-2581 by Sanmina and Sierra Circuits respectively. Also, a "Rev B" standard with many improvements was completed from start to finish in 12 months.    

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IPC-2581 update with Ed Acheson interviewed by PCBDesign007


Ed Acheson, product engineer with Cadence Design Systems, presented a session on IPC-2581 design standard at IPC APEX EXPO 2013. He sits down with Editor Andy Shaughnessy to discuss the advantage of IPC-2581 and what's next on the quest for a truly standardized standard. 

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Design data transfer to Manufacturing using IPC-2581

The January Issue of famous Germany electronic magazine "ELEKTRONIK PRAXIS" published an article written by Dirk Muller from FlowCAD. In the article, Dirk talks about the inefficiency of existing PCB design data transfer formats in the industry, as well as the importance of IPC-2581 as it is supported by IPC which is a strong and neutral industry group, instead of proprietary formats owned by individual companies. 

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PCB Design Magazine: Data Transfer Formats - Go Round and Round


There’s been an ongoing discussion about design data transfer format. With the first PCB fabricated with IPC-2581 data, the discussion is heating up. While it seems Gerber, ODB++ and IPC-2581 are all very capable formats. Which one will win the great data transfer format horse race? The January issue of PCB Design Magazine untangled the maze of design data transfer.

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