Don't let an EOL notification cause sleepless nights

November 10, 2014 OpenSystems Media

You’re sitting comfortably at your desk working on the latest design when the dreaded message comes in: The board you’ve been integrating into systems for the past seven years is being “end of lifed.” Your first thought is to panic. Your second thought is to make some calls and see how many components are still available for purchase.

The way to avoid the gray hair that this situation promises is to have an EOL strategy in place before the call comes, not after. That sounds simple, but it could be a process that’s as involved as the original design. Executed properly, the plan is worth the time that you put into it. And your customers will be appreciative of the effort.

Where do you begin? I’m glad you asked, because we’ve put together an E-cast called “Optimizing performance and lifecycle of proprietary systems using Intel architecture” that’ll help get you started, and show you the correct way to implement such a plan. The E-cast takes place on Nov 13 at 2:00 EST, although you can always catch the recorded version later. It’ll be led by Souheil Saliba and Alex Usachev of Five9 Network Systems.

This E-cast will explore how one company’s approach helped an ISV seamlessly extend the life of its platforms by reevaluating the architecture in place and designing a custom-based solution with performance, cost savings, and life cycle in mind. Attendees will learn how they can use Intel’s product line along with a proven, structured design process that quickly charts a profitable path to optimize existing platforms, and keeps users happy and systems running.

Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Brand Director
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