products’
life cycle phases.

To determine a specific product long-term availability and suitability for your project, please follow the information below.

1. Introduction phase

  • Approximately the first 6-12 months.
  • The last software issues are still being resolved.
  • Product in this stage is the most suitable for new designs.

2. Active phase

  • The first 1-5 years following the product introduction.
  • Product software packages are stable, additional functions, OS and GUI are being released.
  • Product in this stage is suitable for new designs.

3. Maturity phase

  • Approximately the first 6-10 years after the introduction.
  • Products are shipped in volumes, additional functions additions declines.
  • Product in this stage is no longer recommended for new designs.

4. End Of Life phase

  • Approximately 11-15 years after the introduction.
  • Used components availability decreases.
  • The Last Time Buy notification is send to all product users app. 6 months prior to product discontinuation.*

* Components stocking service for discontinued products and manufacturing of further production batches is sometimes possible, please contact sales.