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Post subject: a simple question about Proximity-coupled Patch Antenna
Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:50 pm
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:51 pm
Hi, everyone, Happy New Year.
I have a simple question about Proximity-coupled Patch Antenna. I have done some simulations in IE3D with two-layer substrates. I am wondering about the fabrication:
1. What kind of file do I need to send to PCB house? I am wondering can I just send the Gerber file without PCB drawing software?
2. Can the PCB house make this kind of Antenna board, how much does it usually cost?
|Procyon PCB |
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:24 pm
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:47 pm
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
As a PCB Manufacturer, I perfer ODB++ or Gerber 274-X. The ODB++ format is optimum because there is no guessing on my part for the buildup of the board. Extended Gerber or 274-X is the next perfered, that has all apperatures embedded in the files. Also just ask the company you want to use and also look at their web site, they usually have the requested format listed somewhere.
Hopefully this helps.
Manufacturer of Quick Turn PCB Prototypes