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 Michael Ingraham
"Finally, a book on stackup design for designers that focuses on high-speed applications. This is a much-needed resource for the design community, and there is no one better or more qualified to write it than Bill Hargin."
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 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 Dan Beaulieu, president, D.B. Management
"If you are serious about creating the best, most perfect data packages available today, do yourself a favor. Download and read this book. It’s simple—the better the package, the better the board.
Review from Happy Holden, Consulting Technical Editor, I-Connect007
"I found this book to be very educational and informative. I agree with the authors that there are many advantages to using an LMP solder paste when it comes to improving the assembly and field reliability of complex HDI structures. I was particularly interested in their look at advanced density packaging for PoP and SiP, as these are rising packaging trends."
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 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 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 Eric Bogatin
"The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... Secrets of High-Speed PCBs, Part 1 pulls back the covers to illustrate the practical principles behind many of the confusing topics that arise in the overlap between manufacturing, materials, and signal integrity performance."
Review from Dan Beaulieu
"A "must-have" guidebook for everyone involved in Flex technology."
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..."