Welcome to I-007eBooks. Below you’ll find our comprehensive library of books written by industry experts on a variety of important topics. Peer-reviewed by topic specialists, I-007eBooks are the gold standard for technical education in the circuit board industry. Download your favorite title(s) free!
"PCB design is as much art as science. While reading this book will not, itself, make you a professional PCB designer, it will help you make better decisions and trade-offs, saving time and money."
Review from Nick Niculita, Engineering Manager, SRXGlobal
"This book is a must-read for everybody who wants to improve the overall design-through-manufacturing NPI phase and ultimately do more with less, the Holy Grail of any manufacturer."
Review from Jan Pedersen, Director of Technology, NCAB Group
"The importance of total thermal resistance has been an eye opener for me from being focused on one material’s thermal conductivity to understanding the total thermal behavior of a material stackup."
Review from Joe Smetana, Principal Engineer, Advanced Technology, Nokia
"This is an excellent primer on stackup design for people who are doing high-speed PCB design. It connects the dots between signal integrity and manufacturing."
Review from Mark Thompson, Engineering Manager, Out of the Box
"I love this book. Particularly the sections on the effects of the glass weave, the history of laminate, and the difference between Dk and Effective Dk. I highly recommend this book for any designer or engineer looking to better understand laminate!"
Review from Joe O'Neil, Principal, OAA Ventures
"The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to Solder Defects is an outstanding summary of the how’s and why’s of paste theory, defect causation and recommended best practices. This short read contains real world advice from the experts. I highly recommend it for anyone involved in the PCB Assembly process."
Review from Lee Ritchey, Founder and President, Speeding Edge
"Author Brad Griffin offers readers a very good explanation of system-level analysis of complex and high-speed electronic designs. I highly recommend this book for those who are getting started with the design of PCBs and systems that are used in data centers."
Review from Michael Ford, Senior Director Emerging Industry Strategy, Aegis Software
"This book provides unprecedented visibility of SMT processes, asserting inspection technology as a key active contributor to zero-defect quality initiatives, rather than being limited to simple defect detection."
Review from Marius Stepanescu, Technical Director, ICCO EMT
"The Printed Circuit Assembler's Guide to... Smart Data explains the role of data acquisition and analytics in Industry 4.0. This book provides a very good description of the main challenges of collecting and handling smart data and analyzing it in the proper way."
Review from Denis Boulanger, Principal Manufacturing Engineer, Raytheon Technologies
"This book provides a comprehensive look at thermal management and PCB design issues from the fabricator’s perspective. I am glad that it exists now that I have 'gone over to the dark side,' where I am a consumer rather than a fabricator and/or material supplier.
Review from Mike Cummings, Technical Director, TSI
"Well-written and easy to follow, this dedicated book focuses on the importance of cleaning and decontamination of electronic circuits before application. This topic is timely and important, considering the increasing importance of high-reliability electronics, security, and safety in an increasingly connected world.
Review from Happy Holden, Consulting Technical Editor, I-Connect007
"This is essential reading for those who are wondering, "What can smart factories do for me?" The Mentor/Siemens description of how Industry 4.0 can benefit an electronics manufacturer, and how to go about using such a concept, is both detailed and easy to understand. It is one of the best books on the subject!"
Review from Kelly Dack, CIT, CID+ PCB Designer, Instructor & Manufacturing Liaison
"This book explains how information embedded in a PCB design layout database can be leveraged to efficiently and dynamically output more accurate PCB design documentation."
Review from John R. Watson, Legrand North America
"At a time when electronics are not just taking small steps but rather large leaps forward, this is an appropriate book for anyone working with PCB design. With countless and ever-changing steps involved in every design, it presents a clear understanding of the process. This book will be the go-to reference for all of our designers at Legrand North America."
Review from Alex Stepinski, vice president, GreenSource Fabrication
"Happy takes a textbook-style approach using easy-to-follow language. He provides step-by-step points for the DIYer, especially for making your own chemistry controllers, while providing examples from his past experiences.
Review from Kelly Dack, CID+, CIT, EPTAC Corporation
"Mark Thompson is not afraid to ask for what he needs from a customer to start a job with the end in sight. In fact, he does the industry one better in this book by telling you what a PCB fabricator needs to get the complex job done right. Much appreciated!
Review from Raiyo Aspandiar, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, Intel Corporation
"This book does a good job of distilling out the chaff and focusing on the most relevant, valuable information available, including main drivers for the current worldwide interest in low-temperature soldering, the history of solder paste alloys and flux developments, as well as various applications for these materials."
Review from Andy Shaughnessy, Managing Editor, Design007 Magazine
"This book will help the reader gain a comprehensive understanding of the physical realities of insulated metal substrates and their applications in the thermal management of electronic assemblies."
Review from Robert Tarzwell, PCB technologist, inventor, and writer
"A concise ebook written in plain English so anyone can improve their
RF and high-frequency printed circuit design. From Dk through edge
plating, this book covers all areas of manufacturing an RF PCB, and
provides many drawings and charts to clearly show each process."
Review from Andy Shaughnessy
"This micro eBook should be required reading for every PCB designer or design engineer, whether novice or veteran. This book makes a great follow-up to Mentor’s previous eBook, The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to…Signal Integrity."
Review from Dr. Helmut Schweigart, Technology Development Head, Zestron Europe.
"This micro eBook offers a comfortable approach to the selection, implementation, and testing of protective coating processes. It would be especially helpful for starters to use as a checklist for operational implementation."
Review from Eric Bogatin
"If you care about signal integrity, you are sure to pick up a few nuggets of insight from this new eBook."
Review from Andy Kowaleski
"Martyn's book regarding the 'black art' of signal integrity in printed circuit boards hits the nail right on the head. I found his explanations to be accurate, easy to read and in enough depth to satisfy both beginners and seasoned veterans. All in all, highly recommended. And FREE is a BIG bonus."
Review from Dan Beaulieu
"Joe Fjelstad does a great job of explaining the ins and outs of this process, as well as the numerous prospective advantages and some possible caveats.
Review from Alex Ippich
"A nice summary of many of the issues that engineers have to work through, without overly complicated formulas and details."
Review from Dan Beaulieu
"A "must-have" guidebook for everyone involved in Flex technology."
Review from Kelly Dack
"The timing of this book release couldn't be better. Marrakchi takes the reader on a guided tour through the entire DFM process!"
Review from Andy Shaughnessy
"This may be the single best source of info about the AS9100 certification. Easy to digest yet full of details, it’s all here: from start to finish..."