Gerber is a standard electronics industry file format used to link design information to manufacturing for many types of printed circuit boards. Gerber data is a digital format representing the copper pattern per layer.
Two standards exist, but it is advised to use the RS-274X file format where each layer information is in a unique file.
For each layer a Gerber file is required. For example for a 2 layer pcb we will require a Gerber file for:
Except of the Gerber files a lot more items have to be specified:
This information has to be specified in a description file like README.TXT
Other pcb description formats exist like ODB++, IPC-2511 (GenCAM), EDIF: Electronic Design Interchange Format, OpenAccess, JPCA-EB02 (Fujiko).
MyProto is also able to accept pcb descriptions in ODB++.
For more information about any of the other types written above, please contact us.