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End of Life Policy

Gateworks has established an end of manufacturing life policy in an effort to aid our clientele with managing the life cycle of their solutions which are designed around Gateworks products. Gateworks has an excellent track record of long manufacturing life, many board families continue to be manufactured 10 years after being introduced. Gateworks strives to provide long term support for single board computer families, with 5 years being the absolute minimum and the target being 10 years or longer.

Extensive experience with product life cycle management has shown that the microprocessor (CPU) is the critical component that determines End of Life for the single board computer (SBC) because it dictates the feature set in both hardware and software. Gateworks specifically selects CPUs that are promised and designed to have a long life availability.

Our supply chain team maintains a close relationship with suppliers to receive the earliest possible notice of any upcoming discontinuation of parts. In the event of a component discontinuation, a cross reference for suitable alternates will be done in collaboration with the engineering team to extend a product life cycle as long as possible. Once the EOL of the main microprocessor is known, Gateworks will release an end of life of announcement for the specific board family through a formal PCN announcement. Gateworks will then collaborate with clientele who are interested in extending the availability of a particular product model by establishing an inventory program to continue production as long as the inventory lasts.

Gateworks Product Family EOL Dates

Newport SBCs featuring Marvell OcteonTX

  • Product Launch: 2017
  • EOL: 2027 (anticipated)

Ventana SBCs featuring NXP i.MX6

  • Product Launch: 2012
  • EOL: 2027 (anticipated)

Laguna SBCs featuring Cavium Econa CNS3XXX

  • Product Launch: 2010
  • EOL: 2021 - No longer recommended for new designs

Cambria SBCs featuring Intel IXP

  • Product Launch: 2005
  • EOL: 2019 - No longer recommended for new designs

Avila SBCs featuring Intel IXP425

  • Product Launch: 2003
  • EOL: 2018

Gateworks Official EOL Policy (PDF Format)