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 Eric Bogatin
"I’ve been involved in aspects of PCB manufacturing and design for almost 40 years, and even I picked up a few useful nuggets of knowledge from this book."
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 Happy Holden, Consulting Technical Editor, I-Connect007
"This book provides good education, with examples and explanations to help the reader understand how the smart factory can improve performance and competitiveness."
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 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 Farid Anani, VP of Operations, Computrol Inc.
"This book is a must-read for those embarking on their IIoT journey; it provides a very accurate description of preparation requirements and risks to consider and avoid, not just technologically, but also organizationally."
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
"This is a great resource for those who wish to gain a better understanding of all that it takes to design a complex PCB/CCA in today’s ever-evolving industry. For a designer, challenges always include layout solvability, electrical integrity, and manufacturability. The goal is making revision one work. I refer to this as ‘The Designer’s Triangle’."
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 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 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 Doug Pauls, Former IPC Cleaning and Coating Chairman, IPC Ambassador
"This work is a good primer (no pun intended) on conformal coatings and the many subtle things that a coating user must consider when selecting and evaluating a conformal coating for its ability to protect electronic assemblies. This would be a good text to start with for the new conformal coating process owner to rapidly bring them up the learning curve."
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 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 Tom Borkes, Founder, The Jefferson Project
"Mr. Fjelstad has dared to think outside the box. The result is a very readable exposition in logic, posing and answering a basic question: Why do interconnect electronics with solder? Socrates would be proud!"
Review from Martin Cotton
"Personally, I am glad there are two parts, because I found the first part to be well written, with an open, expansive style that allows the reader to get a better understanding of trace and printed circuit board geometry."
Review from Steve Williams
"There is something here for everyone. I highly recommend downloading this book right away!"
Review from Andy Shaughnessy
"There are plenty of PCB books available now, but not many focus on DFM. Altium’s new e-book, The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to...Design for Manufacturing (DFM), has everything you need to know to get your board ‘right the first time."
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..."