3 Key IPC Rules to Know, Follow and (Sometimes) Break

Judy Warner
|  Created: April 7, 2021  |  Updated: April 8, 2021
3 Key IPC Rules to Know

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Show Highlights:

  • Introduction to Gerry Partida and Summit Interconnect
  • Why knowing and following IPC standards are critical for Design Engineers
  • AABUS: What is it, and when to use it (Edge clearances)
  • Removing non-functional pads
  • Watch for 3.5 mil minimum dielectric rule IPC 2221. Work around
  • How to access standards, talk to your fabricator: IPC Expertise
  • CTA: Follow Gerry on LinkedIn for tips and tricks
  • Summit Interconnect Website
  • IPC website

Links and Resources:

Gerry’s LinkedIn Profile
Summit Interconnect Website
IPC Website
DFM Article: PCB Front-End Engineering

Altium 365: Where the World Designs Electronics

About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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