Lifecycle Phase Definitions
Active—This product is currently the best available option for the applications that fall within its specifications. The duration of the Active phase is based on various factors, such as technology evolution, component obsolescence, and market requirements.
Mature—A recommended replacement has been released for this product or NI has intentionally divested in this technology. This product is no longer recommended for new designs. The length of the Mature phase depends on the release date of the recommended replacement and the announcement of the Last Time Buy Date for this product. A product may skip the Mature phase if a Last Time Buy Date is announced without a replacement being released.
Last Time Buy—NI has announced the Last Time Buy Date for the product. The Last Time Buy Date is the last date a customer can purchase the product and the end of the Last Time Buy phase. NI generally fulfills all orders placed before the Last Time Buy Date, though unforeseen component issues may impact NI’s ability to do so.
Standard Support—The product is available for support, repair, or calibration services but is no longer available for purchase. This phase typically lasts one year after the Last Time Buy Date, aligning with NI’s standard one-year warranty period. Customers who have an extended warranty for the product continue to receive the entitled services for the warranty’s duration.
Limited Support—This product is no longer available for purchase and NI no longer guarantees support, repair, or calibration services. NI will make a reasonable effort to provide these services to customers still using the product.
Discontinued—The product is no longer available for purchase and is not supported by NI.