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 Dr. Johannes Adam, Consultant, ADAM Research
"If you want to know what measures you can take to keep your PCB cool, you need to read this book. The technologies and manufacturing processes for thermal management are summarized and presented in a unique way.
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 Douglas Brooks, retired engineer, Ph.D.
"Mark does an outstanding job detailing what needs to be included in the handoff between the board designer and fabricator. Understanding and following his advice will lead to a smooth transition between these two functions. His new book should be required reading for every designer.
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 Alun Morgan, Chairman, EIPC
" A comprehensive tour through the world of thermal management. Required reading for designers and end users wishing to understand the science and practice of using insulated metal substrate materials."
Review from Judy Warner, director of community engagement at Altium
"This concise, yet very thorough eBook is destined to become every RF
and microwave engineer's PCB fabrication bible. ASC shares every key
aspect to successfully fabricate these incredibly challenging boards."
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 David M. Griffith, BSc Geophysicist
"Must admit the philosophical arguments–e.g. simplification and welfare of all–caught my attention more than the technical stuff. I was able to keep up with the technical stuff (there's simplification for you) for the most part and the figures spoke volumes (a picture is indeed worth a thousand words) for the advantages of SAFE."
Review from Rick Hartley
"This book offers the greatest benefit to design and procurement people by helping them understand what can realistically be achieved in the final product."
Review from Robert Tarzwell
"This is a very good book which covers all the fundamentals on flex and rigid-flex circuits. It is clear and concise giving the reader and especially a new person to this business an excellent overview of this difficult 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 Dan Beaulieu
"This book is long overdue. Finally, a book on AS9100 certification written in clear and concise language.""