What is a Gerber File?
Author: Jason Jensen Jason Jensen, October 31, 2014

What is a Gerber file? CircuitPeople.org explains Gerber files quite nicely: Introduction to Gerber Files Gerber is a standard electronics industry file format used to communicate design information to manufacturing for many types of printed circuit boards. In many ways, Gerber is the electronics world’s equivalent of PDF. This odd little...

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Gerbv – A Free Gerber Viewer
Author: Jason Jensen Jason Jensen, April 29, 2014

It’s nice to be able to view your gerber files before submitting them for production, and though you may have your own software platform that you love using, we’d like to suggest that you check out this free alternative for viewing your Gerber files: Gerbv – free gerber viewer. Gerbv is a viewer for Gerber RS-274X files, Excellon drill files,...

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What is a Printed Circuit Board (PCB)?
Author: Jason Jensen Jason Jensen, April 23, 2014

What is a printed circuit board (PCB)? A PCB is a thin board made of fiberglass or a similar material. Electrical wires are “printed” onto the board, connecting the central processor to other components on the board. Some examples of PCBs include motherboards, RAM chips, and network interface cards. Printed circuit boards are sometimes abbreviated...

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Looking for free circuit board design software?
Author: Jason Jensen Jason Jensen, October 5, 2013

If you are looking for free circuit board design software to help you design professional looking circuit boards, then we would like to suggest Eagle from CadSoft. They have a free version called “Eagle Light”. Follow this link to download your own copy today CadSoft Eagle Light Edition. CadSoft also has many tutorials on their site you can...

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