Bare Substrate Electrical Test Data Format
|Publication Date:||1 October 2002|
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE
This standard describes a data format for transmitting bare board electrical test information. The material contained herein is intended to convey requirements, guidelines, and examples necessary to provide the data structures and concepts for bare board electrical test information in digital form, including data suitable for computer aided repair. When used as a netlist input to test data processing, the receiver of IPC-D-356B data will determine test point assignments and positioning.
Being essentially a netlist test format, this standard has been crafted to represent interconnect substrate graphics and test in a balanced way. Although substantial support is given to convey the graphical image of conductor shapes, the standard is not "graphically correct." It is not intended to serve as a means to produce artwork or other board fabrication tools, but rather serve as a useful aid in conducting electrical test, analysis and repair.