SUN9041, Revision 1.0, Released July 31, 2023
One of the effects of the worldwide pandemic has been shortages and delivery issues with components for electronic assemblies. Almost three years after the start of the pandemic, Sunhillo is still experiencing long lead times and allocation of components for its products. At the beginning of 2022, recognizing this as a long-term problem, Sunhillo took the initiative to undertake product refreshes that incorporated more readily available components with shorter lead times, which improves product availability, and extends the life of our products.
The second product refresh to be launched is the Longport Processor Card Module (PCM) Model 6000. The Longport PCM Model 6000 is designed as a form, fit, and function replacement for the second-generation Longport PCM and runs the same SureLine® Software. As a consequence, Sunhillo is announcing the end of life of the second-generation Longport PCM.
All other elements of the Longport – chassis, power supply, Ethernet switch module, ADS-B module – remain unchanged.
The table below lists the Part IDs being declared End of Life. Some of the Part IDs listed below have a replacement available.
|030-LP-PCM-Sxx||Standard versions of the Longport PCM, where xx is two digits|
|030-LP-PCM-Cxx||Custom versions of the Longport PCM, where xx is two digits|
As part of our End of Life process, Sunhillo is providing guidance with respect to the following:
- Last Order Date: Orders will be accepted for six (6) months following the release date of this notice
- Last Ship Date: Orders placed before the Last Order Date must be scheduled for shipment no later than six (6) months after the Last Order Date.
- End of Hardware Support Date: Sunhillo will provide three (3) years of hardware support from the release date of this notice, after which time RMAs for Affected Products will, where possible, be offered on a best-efforts basis. If third-party components, used in the manufacture of Affected Products, are declared End of Life or test equipment/fixtures become unavailable before the End of Support date stated in this notice, support will continue to be provided on a best-efforts basis during the remainder of the declared support period for Affected Products.
- End of Software Support Date: Sunhillo will provide five (5) years of software support from the release date of this notice, after which time Sunhillo will no longer provide any software updates for Affected Products.
The table below provides a summary of the lifecycle dates for the Affected Products.
|End of Life Date||July 31, 2023|
|Last Order Date||January 31, 2024|
|Last Ship Date||July 31, 2024|
|End of Hardware Support Date||July 31, 2026|
|End of Software Support Date||July 31, 2028|
The following is a list of the Second Generation Longport PCM Part IDs cross referenced to the corresponding replacement Part IDs. Customers who have previously purchased a custom version will need to contact email@example.com for full details of their new custom Part ID.
|EoL Part ID||New Part ID||Description|
|030-LP-PCM-Sxx||030-LP-PCM6-Sxx||Standard versions of the Longport PCM Model 6000, where xx is two digits|
Additional Product Information
The tech refreshed Longport PCM is compatible with the existing second generation Longport PCM and can be intermixed as long as there are no more than three new Longport 6000 PCMs in the Longport chassis.
As the Longport PCM Model 6000 requires more power than the unit it replaces, Sunhillo is introducing an additional, higher wattage, power supply that may be required for Longport Chassis’ that are loaded with four or more Longport PCM Model 6000s.
|030-LP-PSM6-S01||Longport Model 6000 AC Power Supply Module|
Once stock of the existing Longport power supply module, 030-LP-PSM-S01, is exhausted, all deliveries will be switched to the new higher power version.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please visit our website, www.sunhillo.com, or contact your local sales representative.
A PDF version of this notice can be downloaded here.