When IQANdesign 6.00 was released about a year ago, only modern modules recommend for new designs were included.
Looking back, I think that the focus on focus on MD4- and MC4-series as the master modules on the platform has really helped in keeping up the pace on new developments.
On the other hand, there has been some debate about this decision.
While the older master modules like MD3 have reached their limits in terms of functionality growth, it is more feasible to keep software support for XA2/XS2 expansions in the modern master modules.
I see two main cases for having XA2/XS2 in version 6:
-Upgrade the many MD4 + XA2/XS2 systems that exists to benefit from version 6 features.
-Adding XC4x modules to existing MD4 systems without having to remove all XA2/XS2:s at once, for example to avoid having to rewire a complete machine when prototyping.
It won't change the fact that the XA2/XS2 are mature products no longer recommended for new designs, but we are now planning on having them on a legacy tab in version 6.
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