[volt-nuts] "*WAY* too expensive for even Keysight to redesign"
dmendesf at gmail.com
Wed May 13 12:55:30 EDT 2015
From the site you linked: "Our life cycle management program assures
you of a dependable, quality source of obsolete IC's forever. "
Now it was my turn of having a good laugh.. thanks for that, I didn´t
knew that this service existed.
On 13/05/2015 13:37, Marv @ Home wrote:
> Aside, there are private fabrication houses that make short runs of
> obsolete chips in order to keep mission critical electronics running,
> such as in aerospace and military applications. I'm not sure what
> Keysight would actually do, but I would presume not only do they
> stockpile key parts, both active and passives, as well as full boards
> for board level swaps, but periodic re-checking their inventory for
> functional integrity can be a never ending task as components age
> beyond their expected operational life. If parts truly were to become
> obsolete even beyond private fabrication, their management should
> design replacements boards and field test them way in advance of parts
> becoming extinct, until they decided the product was not worth
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