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!
Review from Nick Niculita, Engineering Manager, SRXGlobal
"This book is a must-read for everybody who wants to improve the overall design-through-manufacturing NPI phase and ultimately do more with less, the Holy Grail of any manufacturer."
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 Binayak Shrestha, Senior Research Engineer at C-DOT
"The most important aspect in the whole design process is getting the stackup correct. This book is one such rare gem which consolidates all the information in one single place!"
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 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 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
"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 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 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 Darren Smith, founding principal at AthenaTech
"A very thorough how-to that informs and enhances your project's ROI. Critical for designers new to RF layout or combining multiple impedance environments."
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 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 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 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 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 Tara Dunn
"This book is a terrific resource for both those new to flex design and those more experienced looking to streamline the design to fabrication transition."
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 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..."