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 Bert Simonovich, Consultant & Founder, LAMSIM Enterprises Inc.
"From novice board designers to experienced signal integrity engineers, this book has something for everyone involved with PCB stackups. A must-read for anyone having to work with PCB fab shops"
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 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 Dan Beaulieu, President, DB Management Group
"For those who are, shall we say, 'less technical' than others, it’s refreshing—not to mention face-saving, at times—to be able to understand terms like insulated metal-clad PCBs (IMPCBs), metal-clad PCBs (MCPCBs) and mixed-technology PCBs."
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 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 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 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 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 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.""