End of Life Notices

End of Life Notice: 
Second Generation Longport PCM

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.

Affected Products

The table below lists the Part IDs being declared End of Life. Some of the Part IDs listed below have a replacement available.

Part IDDescription
030-LP-PCM-SxxStandard versions of the Longport PCM, where xx is two digits
030-LP-PCM-CxxCustom versions of the Longport PCM, where xx is two digits

Lifecycle Dates

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 DateJuly 31, 2023
Last Order DateJanuary 31, 2024
Last Ship DateJuly 31, 2024
End of Hardware Support DateJuly 31, 2026
End of Software Support DateJuly 31, 2028

Replacement Products

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 sales@sunhillo.com for full details of their new custom Part ID.

EoL Part IDNew Part IDDescription
030-LP-PCM-Sxx030-LP-PCM6-SxxStandard 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.

Part IDDescription
030-LP-PSM6-S01Longport 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.

More Information

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.

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