Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® 5x20S Broadband Processing Engine for the Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router. The last day to order the Cisco 5x20S Broadband Processing Engine is September 1, 2005. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until September 1, 2010. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco 5x20S Broadband Processing Engine. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 5x20U Broadband Processing Engine-a newer model that enhances functionality of the Cisco 5x20S to include:
• Support for 6 MHz and 8 MHz downstream channel widths
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco 5x20S to the Cisco 5x20U.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 5x20S Broadband Processing Engine
End-of-life announcement date
The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.
March 1, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
September 1, 2005
Last shipment date
The last-possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.
December 1, 2005
End of software maintenance releases date
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.
September 1, 2006
End of routine failure analysis date
The last possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
September 1, 2006
End of new service attachment date
For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.
September 1, 2006
End of service contract renewal date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.
June 1, 2010
Last date of support
The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
September 1, 2010
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
Cisco Broadband Processing Engine Line Card for the Cisco uBR10012: 5 downstreams with integrated upconverters, 20 upstreams, spectrum analyzer, dense connector
Cisco Broadband Processing Engine Line Card for the Cisco uBR10012: 5 downstreams with integrated upconverters, 20 upstreams, spectrum analyzer, dense connector (Spare)
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco 5x20S is the Cisco 5x20U. The Cisco 5x20U evolves the Cisco 5x20S, utilizing newer technology in the RF front end, while sharing the same architecture. This allows the Cisco 5x20U to support an extended upstream frequency range, as well as 8 MHz downstream channelization for Euro-DOCSIS operations (ITU J.83 Annex A). At the same time, the Cisco 5x20U improves QAM fidelity due to a state-of-the-art modulator. The Cisco 5x20U also supports J-DOCSIS operation. See Table 3 for a product comparison of the Cisco 5x20U and Cisco 5x20S.
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.