Advanced Manufacturing in the Digital Age

Industry 4.0 has the power to drive quantifiable change in the manufacturing industry and transform how companies work, collaborate, and serve their customers; it can also create a positive, cultural shift across an organization.

Written by Oren Manor of Mentor, A Siemens Business, this book explores the most important ...

Assessing Your PCB Documentation Process

When the PCB layout is finished, the designer is still not quite done. The designer’s intent must still be communicated to the fabricator through accurate PCB documentation.

Documentation can be an error-prone task—one that may take up to 20% of the total PCB design cycle time. Many designers still ...

Executing Complex PCBs

Designing a complex circuit board today can be a daunting task. Never before have PCB designers on the cutting edge faced more formidable challenges, both electrical and mechanical.

This book, written by Freedom CAD COO Scott Miller, provides a set of guidelines for designing the most complex, high-speed circuit ...

Automation and Advanced Procedures in PCB Fabrication

Written by Happy Holden, I-Connect007 consulting technical editor with over 47 years of industry experience, this book provides an in-depth look at automation, computer-integrated and computer-aided manufacturing, mechanization, and chemical monitoring and control. Happy provides examples and descriptions of numerous devices, processes, and systems that can be easily implemented into ...

Producing the Perfect Data Package

For PCB designers, producing a comprehensive data package is crucial. If even one important file is missing or output incorrectly, it can cause major delays and potentially ruin the experience for every stakeholder.

Written by Prototron Circuits’ Mark Thompson, an industry veteran with over 38 years of experience, this ...

Low-Temperature Soldering

With the move to lead-free solder, the electronics manufacturing industry now has the opportunity to explore and implement assembly solutions that take advantage of lower temperature materials and processes.

Written by Morgana Ribas and other expert authors from Alpha Assembly Solutions, this book provides an introduction to the evolution of ...

Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates

Considering thermal issues in the earliest stages of the design process is critical. Written by Didier Mauve, sales and marketing manager at Ventec International Group, and Ian Mayoh, technical support manager, this book highlights the need to dissipate heat from electronic devices.

The authors provide essential information required to understand ...

Fundamentals of RF/Microwave PCBs

Today’s designers are challenged more than ever with the task of finding the optimal balance between cost and performance when designing radio frequency/microwave PCBs.

Written by John Bushie, director of technology at American Standard Circuits, and Anaya Vardya, president and CEO, this micro eBook provides information needed to understand the ...

Power Integrity by Example

There are many factors to consider when aiming to establish and maintain power integrity, from cavity thickness to the presence or absence of a voltage regulator.

Written by signal/power integrity specialist Fadi Deek of Mentor, A Siemens Business, this micro eBook provides a thorough investigation of power distribution network performance. ...

Conformal Coatings for Harsh Environments

Much time, energy, and resources go into designing, building, and manufacturing various electronic components. How can technologists protect critical components that operate in adverse environments? The answer is conformal coatings. Written by Phil Kinner of Electrolube’s Conformal Coatings Division, this micro eBook addresses a myriad of conformal coating materials ...

Signal Integrity by Example

Signal integrity issues remain a concern for many in the electronics industry. This micro eBook details the importance of eliminating signal integrity challenges. Written by signal integrity engineer Fadi Deek of Mentor, A Siemens Business, the chapters explore four possible signal integrity problems using an understanding of essential signal integrity ...

Secrets of High-Speed PCBs, Part 2

If you’re a PCB designer or design engineer, chances are you’re probably dealing with high-speed PCBs and their attendant issues. This book, The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to…Secrets of High-Speed PCBs: Part 2, is a must-read, not just for designers, but for anyone involved with, or confused by, high-speed PCBs: ...

Solderless Assembly for Electronics: The SAFE Approach

Solder has been a loyal servant of the electronics manufacturing industry for years; however, like any aging servant, the efficacy of solder has been waning as the industry looks to make products increasingly dense. Solder has always been the weak link in the electronics manufacturing process, where a substantial number ...

Secrets of High-Speed PCBs, Part 1

If you’re a PCB designer or design engineer, chances are you’re probably dealing with high-speed PCBs and their attendant issues. This book is a must-read not just for designers, but for anyone involved with, or confused by, high-speed PCBs: purchasing agents, salespeople, marketing professionals, recent graduates, etc.

This micro eBook ...

Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamentals

Flexible circuits are rapidly becoming a preferred interconnection technology for electronic products. Thin, lightweight and formable, they allow designers extra degrees of freedom in creating their products. However, flexible circuits, by their intrinsic nature, require a good deal more understanding and planning than their rigid PCB counterparts to be ...

Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

Welcome to The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... DFM
This micro eBook provides an in-depth look at DFM: what DFM entails, why it’s so critical today, and how to implement the DFM techniques necessary to produce a manufacturable and functional board.

This eBook has something to offer for ...

AS9100 Certification

Welcome to The Printed Circuit Buyer's Guide to AS9100 Certification.
This book was written to give you the essential information needed regarding AS9100 certification in a concise and easy-to-read format, presented in seven chapters summarized below.

Author Khurrum Dhanji—a printed circuit board manufacturing veteran with years of PCB ...

PIHR Technology

Reflow soldering of through hole components can simplify the entire assembly process for companies running tin/lead or lead-free and continue to maintain the quality and reliability of the products being built. The reflow-only process can also eliminate the cost and waste associated with wave and selective soldering. By eliminating two ...

Survival Is Not Mandatory

In the global economy that is today’s business environment, there are no guarantees. In this environment, the big continue to get bigger through acquisition or elimination of the competition. Never before has US manufacturing had to look over our shoulder as we do now.

The HDI Handbook

The widespread use of new electronic components employing Ball-Grid Array (BGA), Chip Scale Packaging (CSP), and other evolving technology form-factors means new fabrication techniques must be used to create printed circuit boards (PCBs) that will accommodate parts with extremely tight lead pitches and small geometries. In addition, extremely fast signal ...

Flexible Circuit Technology, 4rd Edition

Flexible circuit technology is squarely in the sights of circuit designers around the globe and is a key enabling technology for products ranging from simple consumer goods to extraterrestrial spacecraft. It is also opening new doors in the realm of high

 
 
 
 
 
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