Analog Devices uses six designators to inform our customers of where a product is in its life cycle. From emerging innovations to products that have been in production for twenty years, we understand that insight into life cycle status is an important criteria among the many design criteria customers must consider.
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Analog Devices publishes Product Change Notices (PCN) and Product Discontinuance Notices (PDNs) which you can have emailed directly to you. Set-up a profile on myAnalog to receive notices and view updates on your myAnalog home page. myAnalog is the fastest way to keep informed of these product changes.
In addition, the product page on the website includes the product life cycle status alongside the product part number.
The ADI product part number is a generic number used to represent the range of products specified by the specific product model number. To verify the product lifecycle status of a specific model, please contact ADI Customer Interaction Center.
When Analog Devices, Inc. makes the rare decision to discontinue manufacturing of a product, ADI gives customers 24-months in which to purchase and receive shipment of that product. Specifically, ADI issues a Product Discontinuance Notice (PDN) in compliance with JESD48A, provides a 12-month Last Time Buy (LTB) period when customers may place orders and continues to ship the product for up to 24-months from the date of the PDN (also described as the Last Time Ship, or LTS, period). PDNs will contain, at a minimum, the following information:
To be certain you get the PDN information sent quickly to your desktop, add ADI products to your myAnalog profile. You will then receive immediate notice of PDNs issued for those products should a PDN become necessary.
|At ADI, products don’t have an age, they have a vintage. Producing the same products decade after decade is a cornerstone of our business and we monitor our revenue by product vintage as a key performance metric. We believe obsolescence should be avoided as long as technology and customer demand exist for a product. And when it can’t be avoided, customers are notified two years in advance.||
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