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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling
2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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TRANSFER JPEG TO GERBER - RF Cafe Forums
RF Cafe Forums closed its virtual doors in 2012 mainly due to other social media
platforms dominating public commenting venues. RF Cafe Forums began sometime around
August of 2003 and was quite well-attended for many years. By 2010, Facebook and
Twitter were overwhelmingly dominating online personal interaction, and RF Cafe
Forums activity dropped off precipitously. If the folks at
phpBB would release a version with integrated
sign-in from the major social media platforms, I would resurrect the RF Cafe Forums,
but until then it is probably not worth the effort. Regardless, there are still
lots of great posts in the archive that ware worth looking at.
Below are the old forum threads, including responses to the original posts.
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Post subject: TRANSFER JPEG TO GERBER
Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:18 pm
Is there any software to transfer a
jpeg PCB layout into a gerber file.
Unread postPosted: Tue
Sep 28, 2004 2:27 pm
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Since JPEG is a raster file format and Gerber
is a vector format, there is no way to convert directly from JPEG to
The best you can hope to do is import the JPEG file as
a full-size background image in your PCB layout software over which
you generate a new layout, and then create a new Gerber file. It's kind
of clunky, but should be do-able for a simple layout.
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:31 pm
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:09 pm
I have been looking at various software
to produce my own gerber files but nearly all the software is in encoded
so that I would have to get the same company to produce the boards.
I would prefer a local company to produce the boards for me. Also you
refer to a software that can load a full-size background image ??? please
can you let me know what software is right for me. The finished board
is only 40mm x 25mm