Cisco Interface Processors

Bus and Tag Channel Interface Processor End of Sales

Product Bulletin No. 1556

Bus and Tag Channel Interface Processor End of Sales Announcement

Components for the bus and tag Channel Interface Processor (CIP) modules (product codes CX-CIP2-PCA1, CX-CIP2-PCA2, and CX-CIP2-ECAP1) have now been depleted. Therefore, Cisco is announcing the End of Sales (EOS) for these products, effective immediately. Existing Cisco customers with these products will continue to receive Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and RMA support for a period of five years. The Enterprise System Connection (ESCON) versions of the CIP (product codes CX-CIP2-ECA1 and CX-CIP2-ECA2) are not affected and continue to be available.

Table 1 describes the dates associated with this announcement.

Table 1: Milestones for Affected Products
Milestone Effective Date

End of Sales

October 11, 2001

End of Engineering

October 11, 2003

Discontinue Contract Renewal

October 11, 2005

End of Support/End of Life

October 11, 2006


The following definitions apply to these milestones:

  • End of SalesæAfter this milestone date, orders for the CX-CIP2-PCA1, CX-CIP2-PCA2, and CX-CIP2-ECAP1 modules will no longer be accepted.

  • End of EngineeringæAfter this milestone date, there will be no additional hardware or software bug fixes for these modules.

  • Discontinue Contracts RenewalæAfter this milestone date, no maintenance contracts will be renewed for these modules.

  • End of support/End of LifeæAfter this milestone date, the modules will no longer be supported by CSE/TAC.