Obsolescence, EOL, Application Lifecycle Management
In an ideal world, obsolescence is best managed at the start of product design. However, remedies are available at every level to save technology from obsolescence-forced redesign.
Rigorous component-level obsolescence management is becoming a priority in light of maintenance infrastructure reductions, operational maintenance changes, and shifting equipment life expectations.
In the fight against obsolescence in mission-critical systems, opting to remanufacture obsolete systems can be a viable remedy. Hence, startup and materials costs, hardware design, and program planning are key considerations.
It is likely that ruggedized MicroTCA’s target market requirements will be beyond the scope of a single specification. It is also very possible that the committee will develop a series of distinct but interrelated specifications.