MD3 in IQAN6

Mark Walser 1 year ago in IQANdesign updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 1 year ago 3

Why does IQAN 6 not support MD3?

???? is that being phased out also?

Currently, there is no phase-out plan for the MD3, MC2, XA2 or XS2.

The MD3 and XA2/XS2 are among our highest volume products, with the majority of IQAN users having at least one of these running in full production.

When they eventually do enter phase-out (it will happen at some point), there will be an official phase out period spanning over several years.

What we are trying to achieve by not including these in the IQANdesign 6 release are two things:

-one is to give the message that one shouldn't base any new machine designs on MD3, MC2, XA2 or XS2, and instead go for the MD4, MC4x and XC4x series

-the other is to give a heads-up saying that these are mature products, and do this in good time before we go into phase-out, to allow machine designers as much time as possible to start thinking about updates on machines designed using MD3/MC2/XA2/XS2.

To support existing designs, the version 5.x branch will live on in parallel with version 6, with new 5.x versions containing bug fixes and a subset of the feature updates from 6.x.