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Publication Citation: GerberTranslator: Moving towards new PCB standards

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Author(s): Matthew L. Aronoff; John V. Messina;
Title: GerberTranslator: Moving towards new PCB standards
Published: August 29, 2005
Abstract: This paper describes the key features of the NIST-developed software tool called ?GerberTranslator?. GerberTranslator is a software translator which automates the majority of the work in converting a printed circuit board (PCB) described in the industry standard format RS-274, commonly called Gerber, into a second output format. Currently, GerberTranslator is designed to translate PCB data into the new IPC 2581 format, an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based board description standard.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7261
Keywords: gerber; industry; ipc; ruby; software; translator; xml
Research Areas: Electronics & Telecommunications