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GerberTranslator: Moving towards new PCB standards



Matthew L. Aronoff, John V. Messina


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.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7261
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gerber, industry, ipc, ruby, software, translator, xml


Aronoff, M. and Messina, J. (2005), GerberTranslator: Moving towards new PCB standards, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created August 29, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017