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Pulsonix and Ucamco collaborate to deliver Gerber X2 to users

19-May-15 Pulsonix and Ucamco have collaborated to deliver the Gerber X2 output for all existing users.

Tewkesbury, UK. May 19th, 2015 – WestDev Ltd. – the EDA (Electronic Design Automation) company delivering technology-leading PCB design solutions today announces the completion of its Gerber X2 output.

Working closely with Ucamco, the developer of the Gerber format, Pulsonix has successfully implemented Gerber X2. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification. 

Ucamco launched Gerber X2 with a single goal in mind: to provide a robust, standardised method for automatically transferring layout data and valuable PCB design information from CAD to CAM. Extended Gerber has always done a great job of handling the first part; the image data. But now with Gerber X2, the PCB industry's de facto standard image format is even better. That's because Gerber X2 offers a new format for the additional design data that is clear, unequivocal and automatically machine-readable, and that fully supports the existing Gerber image data format. X2 maintains the trademark simplicity for which Gerber has always been known and used.

Pulsonix Marketing Director Bob Williams commented: “Providing the Gerber X2 format demonstrates the commitment we as a company have to giving our users the very latest in technology enhancements. In Gerber X2, Ucamco have given a format that provides greater transparency and information in the Output stage of the design process.”

Ucamco's Managing Director Karel Tavernier states: “Ucamco is honored that a well-respected company such as Pulsonix implemented such a robust Gerber X2 output less than one year after the release of the Gerber X2 specification. By supporting X2 Pulsonix not only helps its customers to remain abreast of technology, but is also a good corporate citizen helping the whole industry to move along the practical path forward."

Ucamco Overview

Ucamco (former Barco ETS) is a market leader in PCB CAM and Pre-CAM Software, Laser Photoplotters and Direct Imaging Systems. They have more than 25 years continuous experience developing and supporting leading-edge front-end tooling solutions for the global PCB industry. Ucamco help fabricators world-wide raise yields, increase factory productivity, and cut enterprise risks and costs.

In 1998 Ucamco published the Extended Gerber Format Specification, also known as RS-274X. In 2014, they extended this format with attributes to provide the Gerber X2 format.

For more information on Gerber X2 visit the download page of www.ucamco.com.

Pulsonix Overview

Introduced in 2001, Pulsonix EDA software has made its mark to set the standard for high-performance Schematic design capture, Simulation, PCB layout and autorouting. Developed by a dedicated in-house team, each release demonstrates how the fast-growing Pulsonix product is introducing key features to win new business and offer users flexible and highly compatible software that meets the demands of PCB design today.

ENDS

Notes to Editor:

Facts about Pulsonix:

  • Pulsonix is a leading EDA product and an experienced team of specialist software developers and technologists undertakes all development.
  • Pulsonix was introduced in 2001 and is now used by leading PCB companies in more than 100 countries worldwide.
  • Established in 1998, Westdev is a fast-growing specialist EDA Software Company based in Gloucestershire, UK.

For further information please contact:

Bob Williams
Marketing Director
WestDev Ltd
T. +44 (0) 1684 296 551
E. bobw@pulsonix.com

Karel Tavernier
Managing Director
Ucamco
T. +32 9 216 99 01
E. karel.tavernier@ucamco.com

Date: May 19th 2015

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