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ConX300 release history

ConX300 5.17 - Current Release

Release information

Version:
5.17
Release Date:
August 25, 2017
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

ConX300™ version 5.17 is an upgrade release with a focus on extending our Technology and Development Environment support, as well as general improvements. 

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. ConX300 now supports Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7 and Windows 10 LTSB 2016 operating system. 

Development environment support

ConX300 has added Visual Studio® 2015 to its list of supported development environments and sample solutions.

SEMI Standard support

Our products continue to adopt new versions of the SEMI® standards, enabling our customers to be compliant as the standards are approved. In this release of ConX300, we now support the 0416 version of the E30 Generic Model of Communication and Control of Manufacturing Equipment (GEM) standard.

General improvements

Several enhancements and customer-reported issues have been addressed in this release. Please contact us for details.

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ConX300 5.16

Release information

Version:
5.16
Release Date:
September 30, 2015
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

ConX300™ version 5.16 is an upgrade release with a focus on extending operating system support and continued enhancements to existing product capabilities.

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. ConX300 now supports the Microsoft® Windows 8.1, Microsoft® Windows 10 and Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 operating systems.

General improvements

Version compatibility

There are no known issues that affect backwards compatibility with existing versions of ConX300 5.15.

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For global contact information, click on the “Sales and Support” link in the navigation menu.

ConX300 5.15

Release information

Version:
5.15
Release Date:
October 29, 2014
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

SEMI standards

We have continued to expand  ConX300™ SEMI standards support, and ConX300 now supports E40.1-0813 mapping of RecID to RECPSPEC or PPID.

ConX300 Data Item ID support has been aligned with GWGEM®’s addition of data format 50/U8 [8-byte integer (unsigned)] support.

ConX300 E109 support has been expanded, adding a new alarm to signal the host when reticle destinations are not available.

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. ConX300 now supports Windows Server® 2012 operating system. Support for older technologies has ended consequently ConX300 no longer supports Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 4 operating systems as well as development tools of Visual Studio® 6, 2003, 2005, and GNU C 3.4.4.

General improvements

We resolved several customer-logged issues and requests for ConX300. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility

ConX300 5.15 is fully compatible with equipment control solutions developed with ConX300 5.14.

ConX300 5.14

Release information

Version:
5.14
Release Date:
December 10, 2013
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

Development environment support

ConX300™ is continuing to stay current with development environments and has added support for Microsoft® Visual Studio 2012.

Expanded SEMI E109 support

The E109 standard is used by lithography, reticle inspection and bare reticle stocker equipment to define reticle and reticle pod transfers to and from the equipment as well as reticle movement within the equipment.

The implementation of E109 can vary from full E109 support to using E109 to transfer reticles on the front end while using traditional GEM300 E94 and E40 commands for reticle movement and processing within the tool. E109 is closely associated with E87 and some implementers choose to leverage portions of existing E87 solutions. ConX300 has expanded its E109 support and now gives implementers the option to use either E109 or E87 conventions for slot map verification.

General improvements

We also resolved several customer-logged issues and requests for ConX300. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility 

Besides required GCD updates, ConX300 5.14 is otherwise fully compatible with equipment control solutions developed with ConX300 5.13.

ConX300 5.13

Release information

Version:
5.13
Release Date:
December 10, 2012
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

Operating system and development environment support

ConX300™ is continuing to stay current with development environments and has added support for the following to its list of supported environments and sample solutions:

  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6
  • Windows® Embedded Standard 7
  • Windows® Embedded Standard 2009

General improvements

We also resolved several customer-logged issues and requests for ConX300. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility 

ConX300 5.13 is fully compatible with equipment control solutions developed with ConX300 5.11 and later.

ConX300 5.12

Release information

Version:
5.12
Release Date:
July 29, 2011
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

What's new in this release

The 5.12 release of ConX300™ supports the newest SEMI standards demanded by manufacturers in the semiconductor, LED, solar, and MEMS industries.

SEMI E109 - Specification for Reticle and Pod Management (RPMS)

The E109 standard is used by lithography, reticle inspection and bare reticle stocker equipment to define reticle and reticle pod transfers to and from the equipment as well as reticle movement within the equipment.

The implementation of E109 can vary from full E109 support to using E109 to transfer reticles on the front end while using traditional GEM300 E94 and E40 commands for reticle movement and processing within the tool.

SEMI E148 – Specification for Time Synchronization and Definition of the TS-Clock Object

The E148 standard is used to synchronize equipment computer clocks within a factory where the equipment provides time-sensitive data that requires date and time accuracy across multiple factory components.

The time resolution and time server source requirements will vary across equipment makers and factories, making it important for connectivity solutions to support customers integrating their preferred time server solution to meet their time synchronization needs.

SEMI E157 - Specification for Module Process Tracking

The E157 standard reports process-related data during the execution of a recipe at a processing location, which provides important context data to support applications that optimize yields and improve overall factory performance.

SEMI E87-0709 – Specification for Carrier Management

ConX300 provides new Access Mode Violation alarms to better support the modifications to the SEMI E87-0709 standard.

Operating system and development environment support

Red Hat’s support of the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 3 AS/ES/WS operating system was discontinued as of October 31, 2010. As a result, ConX300 is no longer being tested on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

General improvements

We resolved several customer-logged issues and requests for ConX300. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility 

ConX300 5.12 is fully compatible with equipment control solutions developed with ConX300 5.11 and later.

ConX300 5.11

Release information

Version:
5.11
Release Date:
October 14, 2010
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

This release of ConX300™ is an upgrade release with a focus on expanding operating system support, streamlining the installation process, improving product documentation, and enhancing the product based on customer requests and defect fixes.

Operating system support

ConX300 now runs on several new platforms, including Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows® Server 2008 (SP2 and R2), and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5, in addition to all previously supported operating systems. ConX300 is no longer tested on Microsoft Windows® 2000.

Improved installation

We have rebranded the software from Asyst Technologies to PEER Group. With this rebranding effort we have significantly reduced installation effort by streamlining the Windows installation process to include the required components, SDR™ and GWGEM®. An improved user interface also provides additional control over file deployment, letting users specify which files to install for development or runtime environments.

General improvements

We have resolved several customer logged issues and requests for ConX300. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility

ConX300 5.11 is fully compatible with equipment control solutions developed with ConX300 5.10.

ConX300 5.10

Release information

Version:
5.10
Release Date:
November 3, 2009
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com
 

SEMI standard updates

There have been various updates to the E5 standard.

Product corrections

Several reported issues have been resolved. Please contact for us for details.

Contact us

Contact PEER Group to purchase ConX300 or to renew your support and maintenance agreement.

Email: sales@peergroup.com
Phone: +1 519-749-9554

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