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 Lambert Schutters, General Manager,
"We need the right tools to create the best design for the intended purpose. This book is a great introduction and guide on how to approach the process holistically."
Review from Kyle Burk, PhD, President and Director of Engineering for KBJ Engineering, LLC
"This textbook is a great addition and supplement to the first edition. It delves deeper into the science of insulated metal substrates and their useful, often overlooked, properties for proper thermal management."
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 Gerry Partida, VP of Technology, Summit Interconnect
"Michael Gay’s book is a concise and detailed explanation of the critical materials that makes up a PCB. His thorough explanation will help any engineer, designer and fabricator understand the impact of the material selection in a PCB stackup. This book is truly a gift to the electronics industry and I thank him for sharing his knowledge with us."
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 Christopher St. Mars, Process Engineer, Intervala
"This book offers an accurate look at the aspects and challenges the electronics manufacturing industry faces with regards to SMT Inspection and its surrounding technology. In-depth insight on new and exciting true 3D inspection technology is provided, with a look into the future of leveraging big data management and autonomous manufacturing for a smarter factory."
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 Dr. Lothar Henneken, Sr. Expert and Six Sigma Blackbelt, Robert Bosch GmbH
"A must-read for everyone who wants to deal responsibly with the subject of humidity robustness and electrochemical reliability of electronics with the now new, valid state of the art for material and process qualification.
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 Stephen V. Chavez, IPC Designers Council
"The author shows great insight into the many details and collaboration required for creating complex PCBs as well as the most important aspect of a successful design team, in my opinion—communication."
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 Dan Beaulieu, president, D.B. Management
"If you are serious about creating the best, most perfect data packages available today, do yourself a favor. Download and read this book. It’s simple—the better the package, the better the board.
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 Mark Thompson, customer technical liaison at Prototron Circuits
"From someone who has been on the board fabrication side for over 30 years attempting to explain all these things to customers, I can say this book is a 'must-have' for anyone who wants to make sure they get their product to perform the way they want it to."
Review from Gene Garat, President, Moss Bay EDA
"Engineers new to the field as well as career veterans can all benefit from this quick read, well-illustrated with plenty of examples."
Review from Stephen Las Marias, Managing Editor, SMT Magazine
"To those looking to know more about conformal coatings—from fundamentals and testing, to industry standards and best practices—this micro eBook is the best starting point. Not only does this eBook provide the most important bits of information, but it also presents case studies to help you create successful conformal coating strategies for your applications."
Review from Terry Fox
"I found this to be an excellent tutorial on controlled impedance transmission lines, terminations, crosstalk, differential pair design and PDN noise, and Mentor’s virtual labs take learning to a whole new level!"
Review from Happy Holden
"Martyn Gaudion of Polar has taken the extremely complex topic of signal integrity and provided an easy to understand explanation of this phenomena. I encourage everyone to download and read this engaging e-book."
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 Judy Warner
"Altium's micro eBook on DFM is a brief but jam-packed tool that is destined to become a PCB designer's favorite go-to resource on all aspects of manufacturability "
Review from Dan Beaulieu
"This book is long overdue. Finally, a book on AS9100 certification written in clear and concise language.""