End of Life Notices

SUN9258 – End of Life Notice

Release Date: April 1, 2021

A PDF version of this notice can be downloaded here.

This is formal notification that the PCI334A product is being declared End of Life. This is due to technology obsolescence.

Affected Products

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

Part IDDescription
PT-PCI334A-11890PCI Four Port Synchronous Serial Controller (RS-232) 4MB
PT-PCI334A-11891PCI Four Port Synchronous Serial Controller (RS-422/449) 4MB

Lifecycle Dates

  • 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 Support Date: Sunhillo will provide three (3) years of support from the release date of this notice, after which time Sunhillo will no longer provide any support, nor issue RMAs, for Affected Products. In the event that third party components, used in the manufacture of Affected Products, are declared End of Life or test rigs become unavailable prior to 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.

The table below provides a summary of the lifecycle dates for the Affected Products.

End of Life DateApril 1, 2021
Last Order DateSeptember 30, 2021
Last Ship DateMarch 31, 2022
End of Support DateMarch 31, 2024

Replacement Products

The following is a list of the PCI334A Part IDs cross referenced to the corresponding replacement Part IDs. Customers who have previously purchased a custom version will need to contact us for full details of their new custom Part ID.

EoL Part IDNew Part IDDescription
PT-PCI334A-11890PT-PCE335-12180PCI Express Four Port Synchronous Serial Controller (RS232)
PT-PCI334A-11891PT-PCE335-12204PCI Express Four Port Synchronous Serial Controller (RS422/449)

A whitepaper, describing migrating from the PCI334A to the PCE335, is available here.

Alternative Products

Users wanting to consider alternative options should look at the RICI 5000. The RICI 5000 is a self-contained four port synchronous serial device that is connected over IP. The same MPSapi calls are used but the host application communicates over IP instead of the PCI bus. This also has the benefit of allowing one host application to communicate with multiple RICI 5000s in different locations.

More Information

For more information, or if you have any questions, please visit our website, www.sunhillo.com, or contact your local sales representative.

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