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Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Design of 3D Components to Electrical Power Equipment Systems


In an effort to communicate the vital role that standards play in daily life, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) publishes snapshots of the diverse standards initiatives undertaken in the global and national standards arena, many of which are performed by ANSI members and ANSI-accredited standards developers. Two of the latest selections follow:

Electrical Power Equipment Systems

Electrical power equipment and systems can refer to a wide spectrum of equipment, including switchgear, transformers, and rotating machinery, which must operate reliably and safely in conformance with industry and manufacturer standards and tolerances.

ANSI/NETA ATS-2017, Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems, assures that tested electrical equipment and systems are operational, are within applicable standards and manufacturers’ tolerances, and are installed in accordance with design specifications. These specifications cover the suggested field tests and inspections that are available to assess the suitability for initial energization and final acceptance of electrical power equipment and systems.

The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, published ANSI/NETA ATS-2017 to assist in the pre-energization inspection and startup of power equipment and systems. This type of testing identifies any damage that occurred during shipping, checks to assure that installation occurred in accordance with designs, and that all components are connected and function as part of a system as well as individually.

NETA is an organization that serves the electrical testing industry by offering accreditation of third-party electrical testing firms, certifying electrical testing technicians, producing of American National Standards, hosting PowerTest-Electrical Maintenance and Safety Conference, and publishing the NETA World technical journal.

Design and Assembly Process Implementation of 3D Components

According to the Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC), as the mobile electronics markets continue to see significant growth, there will be an increasing demand for product miniaturization and higher product performance expectation. To that end, the next generation of 3D assembly has many implementation challenges, since the technology is complex and requires process expertise that may require foundries, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) providers, and original design manufacturers (ODM).

The standard IPC-7091, Design and Assembly Process Implementation of 3D Components, intends to provide useful and practical information to those who are designing, developing, or using 3D-packaged semiconductor components or those who are considering 3D package implementation.

The 3D semiconductor package may include multiple die elements; some homogeneous and some heterogeneous. The package may also include several discrete passive SMT devices, some of which are surface mounted and some of which are integrated (embedded) within the components.

The standard was developed by IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer. IPC is a trade association whose aim is to standardize the assembly and production requirements of electronic equipment and assemblies.


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