ODB++-Adoption-Custom Design Circuit Board Electronic Pcb​

- Jan 09, 2017-

ODB++-Adoption-Custom Design Circuit

Board Electronic Pcb


In the late 1990s it became clear to industry participants that a second-generation data transfer format would be more efficient than the prevalent, first-generation Gerber format. However, it was very difficult to reach a consensus over which of two candidates should be selected:

  1. ODB++: proven but proprietary

  2. IPC-2511 GenCAM: not widely used but open

In 2002, a compromise format, ODB++(X), was recommended by National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI; an industry body, subsequently renamed International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, iNEMI) after a two-year mediation effort between the GenCAM and ODB++ camps. Companies that supported the recommendation at the time included Cadence, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent, Easylogix, Mentor (which acquired Valor some eight years later), Nokia and Xerox. But in fact adoption to date has been minimal. As a result, and as detailed below, the industry is still divided. Late 2014 Gerber X2 was introduced which added attributes ("intelligence") to the Gerber format in a compatible way, converting Gerber to a second generation format.

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