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 Printed Circuits Handbook
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Clyde F. Coombs
McGraw-Hill Publishing
Fifth Addition August 2001
1200 pages
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Dynamix Technology comment:
An essential! Latest edition now available.

"If the building were on fire, on the way out the door, I'd grab the picture of my wife from my desk and from the bookshelf my copies of Coombs' Printed Circuits Handbook and Klein-Wassink's Soldering In Electronics.

The Printed Circuits Handbook is THE printed circuit answer book, resolving more workaday questions than any other single source in electronics, covering the fundamentals of printed circuit design, fabrication, assembly, test, and quality. Top contributors from Motorola, Cisco, Compaq, Agilent, Hewlett-Packard, and other major companies have authored chapters.

This handbook does everything correct. Even with almost 50 chapter authors, the book refers to material in other chapters, has minimal repetition between chapters, is well written and edited, and contains a comprehensive glossary and an index that is useful. AND it includes a CD-ROM with the entire book in searchable format (although only one chapter at a time), which is very cool, because when you need an answer, there are few things more frustrating than being unable to find the answer that you KNOW is in the book." - Dave Fish

 Green Electronics / Green Bottom Line
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Lee H Goldberg
Newnes Publications
339 pages
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"Lead free assembly and soldering is covered well in one chapter and also featured in one appendices. As one of the most well know issues the subject of lead free is reasonably well detailed in the space available and it provides a practical examination of the subject from one of the major players 'Nortel'." Said Bob Willis, Electronic Presentation Services. "This book is well worth the small cost, in fact the book price could have been higher based on it's timely appearance."

Other areas that are a point of focus are recycling of components & plastics and the specific examination of government legislation.

 Handbook of Ceramic, Glasses and Diamonds
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Charles Harper
McGraw Hill
May 2001
800 pages
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The Handbook of Ceramics, Glasses and Diamonds is directed primarily toward electronic applications of these materials. There are nine chapters: four concerning there properties and processes of ceramics and glasses and a final chapter with extensive information on diamonds.

While there is enough background theory to provide understanding of the principles, the thrust is primarily practical. The properties and applications of a variety of materials are provided, making this book a valuable reference for those involved in the design and fabrication of electronic assemblies. For example, there is an entire chapter devoted to microelectronic applications of ceramics and glasses. Metalisation processes for ceramics and glasses also covered in detail.

 Understanding Fibre Optics
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Jeff Hecht
Prentice Hall
Fourth Addition June 2001
784 pages
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Latest edition now available.

For courses in Introduction to Fiber Optics and Introduction to Optical Networking in departments of Electronics Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology. Also suitable for corporate training programs. Ideal for technicians, entry-level engineers, and other nonspecialists, this best-selling practical, thorough, and accessible introduction to fiber optics reflects the expertise of an author who has followed the field for over 25 years.

Using a non-theoretical/non-mathematical approach, it explains the principles of optical fibers, describes components and how they work, explores the tools and techniques used to work with them and the devices used to connect fiber network, and concludes with applications showing how fibers are used in modern communication systems. It covers both existing systems and developing technology, so students can understand present systems and new developments.

Authoritative and real-world-It reflects the authors extensive experience with fiber optics as a trained engineer and professional writer who's been explaining the cutting-edge of fiber-optic technology to newcomers and professionals alike for 25 years. The many realistic examples are drawn from that experience.

 Surface Mount Technology Terms and Concepts
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Debra Kopp & Phil Zarrow
Butterworth Heinemann
1997
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Over 1000 terms and definitions. Good for beginners.

 Electronics Manufacturing with Lead Free, Halogen Free and Conductive Adhesive Materials
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John Lau
McGraw Hill Professional
August 2002
700 Pages
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For electrical and mechanical engineers, technicians, and managers who need the numbers to make Six Sigma work in the complex electronics and high-technology arena, here is a truly indispensable reference.

This comprehensive guide provides cutting edge information on lead-free, halogen-free, and conductive-adhesive technologies and their application to low-cost, high-density, reliable, and green products. Essential for electronics manufacturing and packaging professionals who wish to master lead-free, halogen-free, and conductive-adhesive problem solving methods, and those demanding cost-effective designs and high-yield environmental benign manufacturing processes, this valuable reference covers all aspects of this fast-growing field.

Written for design, materials, process, equipment, manufacturing, reliability, component, packaging, and system engineers, and technical and marketing managers in electronics and photonics packaging and interconnection, this book teaches a practical understanding of the cost, design, materials, process, equipment, manufacturing, and reliability issues of lead-free, halogen-free, and conductive-adhesive technologies.

 Coating Materials for Electronic Applications: Polymers, Processes, Reliability and Testing
James L Lacari
William Andrew
July 2003
531 Pages
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Dynamix Technology comment:
The book consists of 7 chapters, appendix and index which spans a total of 530 pages and is illustrated with diagrams, tables and photographs. There could have been more photographs particularly process examples, masking methods and examples of both good and poor coating. There are very few references in industry as to what is good, acceptable or a reject for coatings applied by different methods. Inspection methods were covered using different methods with their limitations.

Overall each of the sections did explain the coating process in detail and the benefits of each system. There were sections not specifically related to printed board assembly but it was interesting to see the wide range of applications currently using coatings for protection.

The book also covered the environmental changes which the coating industry has had to undertake. This relates not only to the materials used to coat but the materials used to clean products prior to coating. It is very common to have problems with coating adhesion when care has not been taken to clean a product. Alternatively if the compatibility of the coating does not allow proper adhesion electrical failure can occur. - Bob Willis, Electronic Presentation Services

 The Bar Code Book : Comprehensive Guide to Reading, Printing, Specifying, and Applying Bar Code and Other Machine-Readable Symbols
Roger C. Palmer
Helmers Publications
January 2001 - 4th Edition
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