For one of our applications I already selected Cyclone V SoC chip ( 5CSEMA6F31C6 ).
How long do you expect to keep this part active ? Longer than 5 years starting from now ?
It is important to know if this is dead end or not. If it is , please recommend part with longer life time.
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Please be noted that 5CSEMA6F31C6 are still active and orderable. We do not see it to be EOL for current time. Anyhow, the life cycle is depending on its order volume.
However, a lifecycle of a new device (eg: Cyclone 10) should be about 10-15 years depending on its ordering volume.
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So here is my point of view.
Life time as you said is 10-15 years. Cyclone V Soc was introduced around 2012 approx.
Having such information I can guess that 5CSEMA6F31C6 turn to NRFND around 2022 - 2027.
Is it right way to estimate life time ?
I would go for Cyclone 10 if there would be Cyclone 10 SoC. Then I would have 10 years life time, but there is not.
Having such information it is difficult to start new project with pretty big chance that 5CSEMA6F31C6 production status turn into EOL before I finish development.
So , if you tell me that 5CSEMA6F31C6 will be still active for another 5-7 years , I will go for it. So ?
The lifecycle of 10-15 years is just an approximation. It still will depend on the demand, hence that is the reason why Intel do not provide lifecycle for all of our device. If the demand for Cyclone V SoC is still high for the next 7years, then it should not be EOL. Customer will received email notification if it going to be EOL. However, you can also option for Arria 10 SoC as it is the latest SoC product.
Apologize for the inconveniences.
Ok. Let's imagine that Cyclone V just turned into EOL. How long it will be still purchasable since EOL happened?
Is there any state between Active and EOL ? Like NRND ?
It may took few months for last order acceptance after the EOL announcement. You may refer to all PDN below:
Also, Cyclone V is still recommended for new design as mention in out website:
Hope this help.