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Other References:

PCB design tutorial made by a designer
Smith Semiconductor free parts search engine for new and obsolete
electronic components.
SMTnet - providing the most efficient and effective two-way exchange between providers and users of the products, services, and information related to electronics manufacturing.

Online Publications:

Circuit Cellar - Practical, hands-on applications and solutions for embedded-control designers, written by engineers for engineers.
Webopedia - the number one online encyclopedia and search engine dedicated to computer technology. Enter a search term or browse through the categories, and sail the Web!

Recommended Industry Software:

Cadsoft, Eagle Layout Editor - offers user friendly, powerful and affordable solutions for PCB design, including Schematic Capture, Board Layout, and Autorouter.
Circuit World - Circuit World Online Services, the leading provider of information and commercial services to Electronics Manufacturing.
IPC - (Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits) - a trade association representing nearly 2200 companies in the electronic interconnection industry worldwide.
OrCAD - the leading supplier of desktop electronic design automation (EDA) software.
P.A.D.S - manufacture of printed circuit board (PCB) design technologies.
Protel - Now Altium - a leading developer of Windows-based electronic design software.

Freeware:


PCB References

Click here to access the IPC Bookstore
Click here to order a copy of "Printed Circuit Board Materials Handbook" by Jawitz
Click here to order a copy of "Printed Circuits Handbook" Coombs

Click here to order a copy of "Complete PCB Design Using or CAD Capture and Layout" by Kraig Mitzner


Controlled Impedance information:

Introduction to Impedance
Freeware PCB track resistance calculator

 Links:

IPC's Lead Free Website
Surface Mount Technology Association
International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative
Toxic Use Reduction Institute
JEDEC
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Pb-Free

Organizations

SMTA
IPC
Circuits Assembly Magazine
ESD Association
ANSI
ISO
Nepcon
ASQC

Helpful Resources

FEDEX Shipment tracking

UPS Shipment tracking

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