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Secrets of High-Speed PCBs - Part 1

The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... Secrets of High-Speed PCBs, Pt. 1

If you’re a PCB designer or design engineer, chances are you’re probably dealing with high-speed PCBs and their attendant issues. Part 1 of this book covers Specifying, Modelling and Measuring. Not just for designers, this book will appeal to buyers, salespeople, recent graduates and marketing professionals.

Solderless Assembly for Electronics

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. in this book by Joseph Fjelstad, you will earn about a process that bypasses the use of solder entirely in this short introduction.

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The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamentals

This concise and highly useful book on flexible circuits from American Standard Circuits was written to provide circuit designers, both new and seasoned, with valuable and important information that will help to assure their first pass success in getting their products to market.

The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

This eBook has something to offer for the seasoned designer and the newbie. After reading this eBook, PCB designers will have all the DFM knowledge they need to eliminate costly design re-spins and get a good board back, every time.

The Printed Circuit Buyer's Guide to... AS9100 Certification

This micro eBook is first in the Buyer's Guide series that was written to give you the essential information needed regarding AS9100 certification in a concise and easy-to-read format. Print-on-demand also available.

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Flexible Circuit Technology, 4th Edition provides the basic knowledge required to design, manufacture and use flexible circuits while avoiding many of the potential problems that may be encountered by those who attempt to learn from their own experiences. Previous editions of the book have proved a valuable resource for those new to the technology and have served as a quick reference for those with a working knowledge of flexible circuits and their applications. 

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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 processes, floor space and energy costs can be reduced--a definite advantage to the end user.


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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. 

 

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PCB designers and design engineers currently see getting a design right the first time as a foreign concept. The trial-and-error design method has been the rule, not the exception, since the advent of transistor-transistor logic (TTL). Chapter 1 looks at rules of thumb, design rules, and the recent movement to get PCB designs right the first time. 

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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.

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