End of Life Policy
Gateworks has established an end of manufacturing policy in an effort to assist our clientele with managing the life cycle of solutions which are designed around Gateworks products. Gateworks has an excellent track record for providing long term support, many board families continue to be manufactured 10 years after being introduced. Gateworks target life span for single board computer families is 10 years or longer, with 5 years being the absolute minimum.
Extensive experience with product life cycle management has shown that the microprocessor (CPU) is the most critical component in determining 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
Please refer to our EOL Page on the Main Gateworks Website