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186 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2023 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE Although the prevalence of IPC-CFX in the electronics manufacturing industry has increased since the standard's launch in spring 2019, the committee responsible for the standard has recognized legacy equip- ment in the field as a significant barrier to widespread industry adoption. To address this, an A-Team under the IPC- CFX Standard Task Group spent the past year working on a project that provides simple, readily available IPC-CFX hardware with sup- porting SDK that can act as an IPC-CFX end- point for existing legacy equipment. The goal of this add-on is to provide an accelerated path forward for industry IPC-CFX imple- mentation. The A-Team demonstrated an early success of its work during live demonstrations of a Raspberry Pi-based IPC-CFX box at the IPC booth at IPC APEX EXPO 2023. About the IPC-CFX Raspberry Pi Box Endpoint Project IPC-CFX provides genuine plug and play IIoT data exchange between machines and super- visory systems across the whole shop floor. To realize the benefit of IPC-CFX, however, the whole production station value chain A First Look at IPC-CFX Box for Legacy Equipment Article by Chris Jorgensen • IPC

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