Putting into practice what you ve learned is perhaps the most challenging thing to do, especially if there is no practical and detailed example to take reference from It s with this in mind PCB RE Real World Examples is writtenThis book completes the earlier works of the author, namely The Art of PCB Reverse Engineering and PCB RE Tools Techniques, by providing the reader an in depth walk through on how theory is put into practice Together they form the trilogy on the PCB RE subjectWhile the first book provides a simple example using an ISA bus SCSI host adapter to illustrate the steps in doing manual PCB RE, it serves only as a starting point for those embarking on this adventurous journey Along the way, questions and difficulties will abound, and one is left wondering if the manual approach is even possible, if at all practical to begin withThis book expands on the practical aspect of PCB RE by tapping on the invaluable experiences of engineers in this field, supplemented with the author s own example of a complex board Perhaps the contributions of like minded engineers will afford budding enthusiasts a peek into the real world workings of PCB RE, so they can learn from the strategies and techniques described to develop their own methodologies As far as the author s example goes, the illustrations are done using Microsoft Visio but the process of solving the interconnectivity puzzle is generic Prior familiarity with the steps mentioned in his first two books, though not a necessity, is advantageous to get up to speed and essential if the reader intends to use the same diagramming toolHopefully, this book will give the reader new perspectives and ideas that will enrich his or her PCB RE experiences and inspire engineers to take up this challenging yet rewarding practice that is gaining recognition and importance in the PCB repair and refurbish industry I ve started doing component level repair of electronics with and without schematics then 40 years ago, which activity often involves reverse engineering of printed circuit boards Although over the years my technical interests have shifted into particle beam instrumentation, electron microscopy, and focused ion beam technology fields, till this day and often then not PCB repairs have returned multiple multi million dollar accelerators, FIB, and SEM instruments back to operation, delivering great satisfaction and some profit Many of the methods described by Keng Tiong in great details are similar to the approaches I ve developed, but some of the techniques are different, and as effective and useful as efficient and practical Systematic approach and collection of useful information presented in his books are not only invaluable for a novice approaching PCB level reverse engineering, but also very interesting reading and hands on reference for professionals Focus on reverse engineering instead of original design provides unique perspective into workings of electronics, and in my opinion books by Keng Tiong I ve got all three of them are must read for anybody trying to develop good understanding of electronics together with writings by Paul Horowitz and Windfield HIll, Phil Hobbs, Jim Williams, Bob Piece, Howard Johnson and Marting Graham, Sam Godwasser, and other world s top electronics experts.
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