Long term availability

Embedded Artists have a policy to always continue producing our modules for integration as long as key components are available. When possible, components are selected based on long term availability promises from manufacturers.

Product Change Notification

If a significant change is needed on an integration product, you will be informed through a product change notification (PCN). To receive these notifications you must register yourself to the PCN list for the product(s) you are interested in.

Last Time Buy

In the rare cases where a microcontroller / processor becomes obsolete Embedded Artists will offer you a Last Time Buy of the module and recommend a suitable replacement. If needed we will help you make the transition to a new module as easy as possible.


The list to the right show the minimum expected longevity of our modules. Note that this is based on the current minimum longevity stated by the silicon vendors. It does not mean that microcontrollers and processors becomes obsolete immediately after these dates. They are often available a long time after the guaranteed date.

Module Product no Longevity*
LPC2468 OEM Board EA-OEM-001 2023
LPC2478-32 OEM Board EA-OEM-202 2025
LPC1788-32 OEM Board EA-OEM-009 2028
LPC3250 OEM Board EA-OEM-401 2019
LPC4088 QuickStart Board EA-QSB-016 2028
LPC4088-32 OEM Board EA-OEM-010 2028
LPC4357 OEM Board EA-OEM-011 2028
iMX6 UltraLite COM EAC00252 2025
iMX6 SoloX COM EAC00244
iMX6 DualLite COM EAC00261
iMX6 Quad COM EAC00250
iMX7 Dual uCOM EAC00266
iMX7 Dual COM EAC00274
iMX7ULP uCOM EAC00345 2029
iMX8M COM EAC00333 2033
iMX8M Mini uCOM EAC00336
iMX8M Nano uCOM EAC00357
iMX RT1052 OEM EAC00295 2032
iMX RT1062 OEM EAC00308
iMX RT1064 uCOM EAC00375 2028
iMX RT1166 uCOM EAC00396 2036
iMX RT1176 uCOM EAC00377
*CPU/MCU minimum longevity date from silicon vendor
NXP (and formerly Freescale) Product Longevity

Contact us!

If you have any questions about long term availability, PCNs or our product lifecycle management please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Product Classification

Embedded Artists’ products are classified into two categories and three maturity levels, as outlined below.

Integration Product
This product is designed for integration and Embedded Artists take lifetime management responsibility for the product. There are three maturity levels for a product in this class:

  • In Development/Sampling: the product is in the development phase and being tested by early adopter customers. Specification can change at any time without prior notice.
  • Volume: a volume product is fully developed, has passed product characterization and has been integrated into volume products. Embedded Artists recommend this product for development and final deployment. The product specification is frozen and will only change when absolutely needed. Embedded Artists will issue a PCN prior to any change.
  • Mature/NRND: a mature product is reaching its end of life. It is still produced but Not Recommended for New Designs (NRND). MOQ can apply when ordering the product. We recommend existing customers using this product to start preparing for a design upgrade. Embedded Artists strive to have suitable alternatives to recommend.
  • End-of-life (EOL): The product is no longer in production. Contact us to check if there are still boards in stock.

Contact Embedded Artists’ support for guidance. If needed and if possible, Embedded Artists will offer existing volume customers a Last Time Buy.

Note that customers must register as product users. Otherwise Embedded Artists has no reliable communication channel for PCN and Last Time Buy offers. Contact Embedded Artists support for questions about this.

Evaluation Product

  • This product is designed primarily for evaluation.
  • Product specification can change at any time without
    prior notice.
  • Embedded Artists does not guarantee long term availability for these products.

It is not recommended to integrate a product in this class into an end-product without first contacting Embedded Artists for a discussion.

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