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DFM/DFT | 11 January, 2000


Can anyone forward me some technical info. on DFM/DFT, and on IPC STANDARDS/MIL-STANDARDS for PCB designing and fabrication?

Thanks in advance. regards... Abbas

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Re: DFM/DFT | 11 January, 2000


Sources of information on DFM/DFT are:

� "SMTnet Express" articles on DFM by Earl Moon � IPC-D-279, 'Design Guidelines for Reliable Surface Mount Technology Printed Board Assemblies' � Books in SMTnet and SMTA book stores � Other examples are:

Manufacturing (DFM) -------------------

Manufacturing Processes, 8th ed., B.H.Amstead, Phillip F. Ostwald, Myron L. Begeman, John Wiley & Sons, 1987, ISBN 0-471-84236-2

Design for Manufacturability: A Systems Approach to Concurrent Engineering and Ergonomics, M.Helander and M.Nagamachi, eds., Taylor & Francis, 1992, ISBN 0-7484-0009-5

Anzivino, Rich, The DFM Design Philosophy, Printed Circuit Design, December 1994, pp. 14-18.

Webb, Scott E., Implementing DFM, Printed Circuit Design, December 1994, pp. 10-13.

Potechin, Jamey, Integrating DFM, Printed Circuit Design, November 1993, pp. 22-26.

Blankenhorn, James C., A Rose by Any Other Name Or, What is Design for Manufacturability?, Printed Circuit Design, August 1993, pp. 15-17.

LeBrun, Jim, Design for Manufacturing, EDN Products Edition, November 17, 1995.

Mraz, Stephen J., Curing Design Blues, Machine Design, November 7, 1994, pp. 69-72.

Pallanck, R., Sandberg, E., et. al, How to Make Concurrent Engineering Work, Part 9: Managing the Work Flow, Machine Design.

Baumgartner, Dan, Quick-Turn Design and DFM, Printed Circuit Fabrication, Vol. 19, No. 3, March 1996.

Jodoin, Claude J., Good Design Means Good Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Design, August 1994, pp. 34-35.

Jodoin, Claude J., Designer's Viewpoint, Printed Circuit Design, July 1994, pp. 36-37.

Jodoin, Claude J., Designer's Viewpoint, Printed Circuit Design, March 1995, pp. 58-59.

Jodoin, Claude J., Designer's Viewpoint, Printed Circuit Design, November 1993, pp. 40-41.

Glover, Rita, PCB Leapfrogs Into System-Level Design, Electronic Design, April 1st, 1996, pp. 83-84.

Dolberg, Schmil, Tomorrow's Tools for PCB Preproduction, Printed Circuit Fabrication, May 1995.

Silva, Joseph, High-Performance Design, Printed Circuit Design, March 1995.

Gentry, Teresa, Excellence in PCB Design, Printed Circuit Design, Vol. 10, No. 11, November 1993, pp. 16-21.

Kovarsky, Moshik, Tools of the Trade, Printed Circuit Fabrication, Vol. 19, No. 3, March 1996.

Neural-Net Autorouter Analyzes Layouts, Adapts Routing Costs, Personal Engineering, May 1995, pp. 21-22.

Lindgren, Russ, Design-Rule Checks Help Users Create Complex Layouts, Personal Engineering, May 1995, pp. 24-28.

Potechin, Jamey, The DRC Lie, Printed Circuit Design, August 1994, pp. 18-21.

Gomez, Dick, Design Reuse Accelerates Board Creation, Electronic Design, July 25, 1992, pp. 77-88.

Design for Testability (DFT) ----------------------------

Tolhurst, Bill, Think Testing During Design, Printed Circuit Design, April 1995, pp. 34-35.

Donlin, Mike, Adopting New DFT Tools Still Calls for Caution, Computer Design, April 1995, pp. 47-54.

Ambler, T., Bennetts, R.G.B., Bleeker, H., and O'Donnell, G., The Economics of Design for Test, 3-part series, EE-Evaluation Engineering, September, October, November 1994.

Hurt, Lynn, DFM for Test and the Customer, Printed Circuit Fabrication, Vol. 19, No. 3, March 1996.

PCB Design References --------------

The Design & Drafting of Printed Circuits, 2nd. ed. Darryl Lindsey, McGraw-Hill, 1982, ISBN 0-07-037844-4

Bare Board PWB Design Manual, Norman S. Einarson, 1995, Printed Circuit Technology, P.O.Box 334, Burlington, MA 01803 (617) 272-0938

PCB References - SMT --------------------

Handbook of Surface Mount Technology, Stephen W. Hinch, Longman Scientific & Technical copublished in the USA with, John Wiley & Sons, 1988, ISBN 0-470-21094X (USA only), 0-582-00517-5

Design Guidelines for Surface Mount & Fine-Pitch Technology, Vern Solberg McGraw-Hill Company, NY, 1996, ISBN 0-07-059577-1

Flexible Circuits -----------------

Handbook of Flexible Circuits, Ken Gilleo, ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992, ISBN 0-442-00168-1.

PCB Construction / Materials ----------------------------

Material Trends, Brown, Hal, Printed Circuit Design, Special Supplement, February 1995.

Matrix of Laminate Suppliers, Printed Circuit Design, Special Supplement, February 1995.

Sober, Doug, Selecting Core Constructions, Printed Circuit Design, Special Supplement, February 1995.

DeSantis, John A., An Overview of PCB Constructions, Printed Circuit Design, April 1993, pp. 48-53.

Davis, Ben, A Tour Through the Board Manufacturing Process, Printed Circuit Design, August 1993, pp. 11-14.

Printed Circuits Handbook, 4th edition (1996), Clyde F. Coombs, Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Design for the Environment (DFE) / Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) -------------------------------------------------------------------

"Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems" Henry W. Ott, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1976

Seltzer, G.S., Ahy, R., and Razmi, M., Electromagnetic Theory Imposes Constraints on PC-Board Design, EDN, July 12, 1994, pp. 93-98.

Silvestro, J., Irwin, C., and Cendes, Z., Computing Radiated Emissions, Printed Circuit Design, January 1995, pp. 14-18.

Wexler, Al, Simulation for EMC Compliance, Printed Circuit Design, January 1995, pp. 25-28.

Ryan, K., and Cannon, M., Designing to Meet EMC Standards, Printed Circuit Design, January 1995, pp. 20-23.

Coupling of External Electromagnetic Fields to Transmission Lines, A.A. Smith, Jr. John Wiley & Sons, 1977.

Coupling to Shielded Cables, E.F. Vance, John Wiley & Sons, 1978.

Decoupling and Layout of Digital Printed Circuits, K.R. Keenan, The Keenan Corp., 1985.

Digital Design for Interference Specifications, R.K. Keenan, The Keenan Corporation, 1983.

Electromagnetic Compatibility, J.J. Goedbloed, Prentice Hall, 1992.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Design Guide, E.R. Freeman and M. Sachs, Artech House, 1982.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Handbook, N. Violette, D.R.J. White, and M. Violette, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY 1987.

Electromagnetic Compatibility in Medical Equipment, William D. Kimmel and Daryl D. Gerke, (jointly published by) Interpharm Press and IEEE Press, 1996.

Electromagnetic Compatibility for Product Designers, Tim Williams, Butterworth Heinemann Ltd. (ISBN: 0 7506 1264 9 )

Electromagnetic Interference Reduction in Electronic Systems, Jeffrey P. Mills, Prentice Hall, 1993.

Electrostatic Discharge and Electronic Equipment: A Practical Guide for Designing to Prevent ESD Problems, Warren Boxleitner, IEEE Press, 1989.

Electronic System Design: Interference and Noise Control Techniques, J.R. Barnes, Prentice-Hall, 1987.

Electrostatic Discharge: Understand, Stimulate, and Fix ESD Problems, Interference Control Technologies, 1986.

EMC: Electromagnetic Theory to Practical Design, P.A. Chatterton M.M. Houlden, John Willey & Sons, 1991.

Grounding and Shielding in Facilities, R. Morrison and W.H. Lewis, John Wiley and Sons, 1990.

Grounding and Shielding Techniques in Instrumentation, R. Morrison, Third Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1986.

High Frequency Measurements and Noise in Electronic Circuits, Douglas C. Smith, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993

High-Speed Digital Design: A Handbook of Black Magic, Howard W. Johnson and Martin Graham, Prentice-Hall, 1993.

Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, C.R. Paul, John Wiley Interscience, NY, 1992.

Lightning, M.A. Uman, Dover Publications, 1984.

Lightning and Lightning Protection, W.C. Hart and E.W. Malone, Don White Consultants, 1985.

Lightning Protection, Chemical Publishing Co., R.H. Golde, 1973.

Modern Ferrite Technology, Alex Goldman, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990.

Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems, second edition, H.W. Ott, John Wiley Interscience, NY, 1988.

Power Line Filter Design for Switched-Mode Power Supplies, M.J. Nave, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.

Principles and Techniques of Electromagnetic Compatibility, Christos Christopoulos, CRC Press, 1995

Principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility, third edition, B. Keiser, Artech House, 1987.

Printed Circuit Board Design Techniques for EMC Compliance, Mark Montrose, IEEE Press, 1995.

Shipboard Electromagnetics, Preston E. Law, Jr., Artech House, 1987.

Expert System Ensures EMC-Rules Compliance, Maliniak, Lisa, Electronic Design, June 10th, 1993, pp. 60-63.

3D System Modeler Encompasses EMC Analysis, Maliniak, Lisa, Electronic Design, June 10th, 1993, pp. 64-67.

Cable Shielding for Electromagnetic Compatibility, Anatoly Tsaliovich, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995.

Capacitance, Inductance and Crosstalk Analysis, Charles S. Walker, Artech House, 1990.

Controlling Conducted Emissions by Design, J.C. Fluke, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.

Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Michel Mardiguian, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992.

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Re: DFM/DFT | 11 January, 2000

Dave ,

A great deal of info. provided by you !!!

Many many thanks..../ abbas

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Re: DFM/DFT | 11 January, 2000

Dave, Are you sure you gave him enough information?????

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Re: DFM/DFT | 11 January, 2000

JAX: I didn't hold-out!!! Honest, I gave him everything. OK, OK, I'll come clean, I didn't suggest doing a web search. Does that count?

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IPC/MIL STANDARDS | 11 January, 2000


With same hand, Can you give me some references/readilly available info. on IPC/MIL standards for PCB design,fabrication and assembly.Web searching is little bit tough job to me specially.

Thanks in advance / Abbas

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Re: IPC/MIL STANDARDS | 12 January, 2000

Hi Abbas,

Dave gave you a lot of sources which cover I think almost all topics in this field. Like in a search function if you are interested in specific topics could you please specify what you are interested in so that ones knows what answer could satisfy your needs best. It�s sometimes hard to guess what would be of any help if the question is to general. For example: Pad design = IPC 782 or look for the online-calculator at the IPC page

hear from you


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Re: IPC/MIL STANDARDS | 13 January, 2000


For IPC specs: Go to For MIL specs: Go to

Good luck

Dave F

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Re: DFM/DFT | 14 January, 2000

Hi Dave and Wolfgang Busko,

Thanks for your response. I am getting what I wanted to with your references.

Thank you very much/ Abbas

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