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End of Life Announcement for IGX Modules, No. 1605

Product Bulletin No. 1605

End of Life Announcement for
IGX Modules

End of Life Announcement for

  • IGX-UXME-2-155XLR and IGX-UXME-4-155XLR Bundles

  • BC-UAI-2SMFXLR and BC-UAI-4SMFXLR Back Cards

  • IGX-UXME-4-T1-DB, IGX-UXME-4-E1-BN and IGX-UXME-4-E1-DB Bundles

  • BC-UAI-4-T1-DB15, BC-UAI-4-E1-BNC and BC-UAI-4-E1-DB15 Back Cards

  • BC-UVI-2J1EC Back Card

  • BC-550150-Y1 Back Card

  • IGX-LDM Front Card and its Back Cards BC-5286A-RS232 and BC-5287A-RS232

End of Life Details

Due to low shipment volumes, Cisco Systems is announcing End of Sales (EoS) for following bundles and modules:


Table 1: Product Descriptions
Product Product Description

IGX-UXME-2-155XLR

One IGX-UXME with one BC-UAI-2SMFXLR

BC-UAI-2SMFXLR

2 Port Single Mode Fiber (XLR) 155Mbps Back Card

IGX-UXME-4-155XLR

One IGX-UXME with one BC-UAI-4SMFXLR

BC-UAI-4SMFXLR

4 Port Single Mode Fiber (XLR) 155Mbps Back Card

IGX-UXME-4-T1-DB

One IGX-UXME with one BC-UAI-4-T1-DB15

BC-UAI-4-T1-DB15

4 Port T1 Back Card with DB15 Connector

IGX-UXME-4-E1-BN

One IGX-UXME with one BC-UAI-4-E1-BNC

BC-UAI-4-E1-BNC

4 Port E1 Back Card with BNC Connector

IGX-UXME-4-E1-DB

One IGX-UXME with one BC-UAI-4-E1-DB15

BC-UAI-4-E1-DB15

4 Port E1 Back Card with DB15 Connector

BC-UVI-2J1EC

UVM Back Card, 2 J1 Ports with Echo Canceller

BC-550150-Y1

Backcard/Y1 (BC-Y1)

IGX-LDM

Low Speed Data Module

BC-5286A-RS232

LDM Back Card/4 Port/RS232C (LDI4)

BC-5287A-RS232

LDM Back Card/8 Port/RS232C (LDI8)



The effective date of the End of Life (EoL) is May 31, 2002. Customers will receive Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and RMA support for these modules as noted below in the Milestone Dates section.

Table 2 below outlines the EoL Replacement List


Table 2: Replacement parts list
Comparison Overview EoL Cisco Product Number Replacement

IGX-UXME-2-155XLR

No Replacement

BC-UAI-2SMFXLR

No Replacement

IGX-UXME-4-155XLR

No Replacement

BC-UAI-4SMFXLR

No Replacement

IGX-UXME-4-T1-DB

IGX-UXME-8-T1-DB

BC-UAI-4-T1-DB15

BC-UAI-8-T1-DB15

IGX-UXME-4-E1-BN

IGX-UXME-8-E1-BN

BC-UAI-4-E1-BNC

BC-UAI-8-E1-BNC

IGX-UXME-4-E1-DB

IGX-UXME-8-E1-DB

BC-UAI-4-E1-DB15

BC-UAI-8-E1-DB15

BC-UVI-2J1EC

None

BC-550150-Y1

None

IGX-LDM

IGX-HDM

BC-5286A-RS232

BC-5084B-RS232

BC-5287A-RS232

BC-5084B-RS232



There are a few differences between the LDM and its replacement HDM, as outlined below:

  • No support of 8-port Back Card for IGX-HDM. IGX-HDM supports 4-port Back Cards with a choice of different physical interfaces.

  • No support of control bit transport mode called "Embedded EIA" on IGX-HDM

  • IGX-HDM supports data rates from 1.2kbps up to 1344kbps on all 4 ports. IGX-LDM supports data rates from 1.2kbps up to 56kbps per port on the 4-port version and 1.2kbps to 19.2kbps per port on the 8-port version.

Milestone Effective Dates for EoL

End of Sales & End of Life Announcement: December 14, 2001

End of Sales: May 31, 2002

End of Engineering (Firmware and Hardware): December 2004

End of Service Contract Renewal: December 10, 2005

End of Support/End of Life: December 10, 2006

Ordering Information

May 31, 2002 will be the last date to enter orders for all items listed in Table 1. Hardware support will be provided until December 2006. Switch Software 9.3 will be the last release supporting these cards. Customers will continue to receive Technical Assistance Center and RMA support until November 2006.