CLAUSE CODE: QC47g    This clause is current as of 12/03/2021; 09:08:15
  CLAUSE TITLE: Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Inner Layer Inspection

QC47g - Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Inner Layer Inspection:

General Requirements

The Subcontractor shall perform 100% inspection of the multilayer board (MLB) inner layers using Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) prior to the lamination process.

  • AOI inspection shall be conducted in accordance with the latest version of IPC-A-600, Acceptability of Printed Boards, and the performance requirements of the applicable IPC-6010 series documents, Class 3 Performance, High Reliability Electronic Products or Class C for High Performance High Density Interconnects.
  • All MLBs with defective inner layers shall be discarded.
Reporting Requirements

The Subcontractor shall provide with each shipment a signed Certificate of Conformance that AOI inner layer inspection was performed to verify the following:

  • For rigid inner layers - All inner layers have been inspected by AOI to IPC-6011/6012 Class 3 requirements.
  • For flex inner layers - All inner layers have been inspected by AOI to IPC-6011/6013 Class 3 requirements.
Source Inspection Requirements

If the Subcontractor is not AOI capable, Subcontractor shall notify JPL Procurement Quality Assurance Office at (818) 393-7592 to coordinate the inner-layer source inspection.

JPL requires a minimum number of working days advance notice to schedule a date for the JPL source inspection.

Subcontractor Location to JPL Business Days Advance Notice Notes
Local: California 3 days Minimum required
National: Continental U.S. 5 days Minimum required
International 10 days Long lead time/forecasting desired