Frontline printed circuit board solutions releases genesis 2000 version 9.5 CAM system

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 20 November 2009

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(2009), "Frontline printed circuit board solutions releases genesis 2000 version 9.5 CAM system", Circuit World, Vol. 35 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/cw.2009.21735dad.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Frontline printed circuit board solutions releases genesis 2000 version 9.5 CAM system

Article Type: New products From: Circuit World, Volume 35, Issue 4

Frontline printed circuit board (PCB) solutions, an Orbotech – Valor Company and leading global provider of pre production CAM and engineering software solutions for the PCB industry, today announced the release of version 9.5 of its Genesis 2000 CAM. Genesis 9.5 delivers new and enhanced editing tools making job data verification more secure. New options for input translation, analysis, and design for manufacturing tools continue to boost yields and cut cycle time, while new netlist optimization functionality enables early stage electrical netlist testing.

New features presented in this version include critical via checks analysis that identifies critical vias and creates marks on a separate mark layer for each critical via; subassembly netlist optimization for the creation and output of an optimized netlist for a layer subassembly, allowing the electrical testing of layers during the production cycle; and plating mask checks that check plating mask clearances versus copper and report problems in spacing and annular rings.

This version introduces enhancements to offset pad edges enabling the asymmetrical enlargement of rectangular pads used mainly for stretching gold tabs close to the edge of the board; standard fill patterns that create fill patterns with standard hatch and cross-hatch patterns; convert any feature to laser drill pattern; extend/shorten slot length; and mark power/ground nets to support capacitance testing on flying probe testers. Major improvements have also been made to copper area calculation, solder mask checks, silk screen checks, netlist analysis, print layer, input, feature filter, and other editor functions.

Genesis 9.5 is a licensed version, and is available for all customers with a valid service contract: www.frontline-pcb.com

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