portA release history

portA 6.2 - Current Release

Release information

Version:
6.2
Release Date:
November 14, 2018
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

What's new in this release

Metadata merge

To better support development environments where multiple groups are responsible for various components within the equipment, we now provide an easy way to combine sets of equipment metadata into a single file. The new metadata merge utility combines data from multiple EDA equipment self-description XML files, ensuring that the same type of metadata and the same version of the SEMI Standards is in one file.

General improvements

Several enhancements and customer-reported issues have been addressed in this release.

portA 6.1

Release information

Version:
6.1
Release Date:
December 8, 2017
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

What's new in this release

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. portA™ 6.1 introduces support for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® operating systems, offering support for both the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating systems.

General improvements

We also resolved several issues and requests for portA. Please contact us for details.

portA 6.0

Release information

Version:
6.0
Release Date:
December 6, 2016
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

What's new in this release

This release of portA™ supports the latest version of the Equipment Data Acquisition set of standards, frozen by ISMI in July 2010 and known as EDA 0710.

Support for EDA 0710

As manufacturing complexity increases, data collection and analysis is becoming more important for Smart Manufacturing. A data collection strategy that allows for high-rate data collection can be achieved using EDA. With version 0710, the industry has driven changes that let OEMs reduce the effort to comply with the EDA standards, thereby making it easier for factories to incorporate EDA into their systems and improve their data collection strategies.

With this release, portA provides flexible support for both EDA freezes (1105, 0710). The 0710 implementation provides equipment manufacturers with a simplification of metadata construction and improved efficiencies for data collection and analysis. It also introduces several new features, such as Interface Discovery, Enhanced Sessions, Mapping of SECS objects in EDA, condition-based trace data collection, and support for SOAP 1.2.

portA 5.2

Release information

Version:
5.2
Release Date:
December 16, 2015
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

What's new in this release

Native 64-bit support

Our customers can now take advantage of the latest advances in computer hardware and operating systems using the native 64-bit version of portA™ on Wind River® Linux.

300mm SEMI Standard support

While previous versions of portA have provided Interface A (EDA 1105) functionality to GEM-compliant equipment, this version has been further extended to include support for GEM300-compliant (300mm) equipment. Through the use of SEMI Object Types, it is now possible for equipment to report data and events related to process and control job management, carrier management and substrate tracking.

General improvements

We also resolved several issues and requests for portA. Please contact us for details.

portA 5.1

Release information

Version:
5.1
Release Date:
January 21, 2015
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

What's new in this release

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. In this release, portA™ has added support for Wind River® Linux 6.

General improvements

We also resolved several issues and requests for portA. Please contact us for details.

portA 5.0

Release information

Version:
5.0
Release Date:
December 16, 2013
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

What's new in this release

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. In this release, portA™ has added support for Wind River® Linux 4.3.

General improvements

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