IPC-6018: Qualification and Performance Specification for High Frequency (Microwave) Printed Boards
The IPC-6018 standard covers qualification and performance of high frequency (microwave) boards, including single-sided, double-sided, with or without plated-through holes, multilayer with or without blind/buried vias and metal core boards. It addresses final finish and surface plating coating requirements, conductors, holes/vias, frequency of acceptance testing and quality conformance as well as electrical, mechanical and environmental requirements.
The base standard that establishes the guidance for building and manufacturing better electronics.
Addendums provide industry specific guidance that build on top of the guidance provided by the base standard, and they have to be used in conjunction with the base standard.