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Part Number: TCI6638K2K
Q: I’m developing an application based on TI’s TCI6638K2K or TCI6636K2H or TCI6630K2L or 66AK2L06 family of devices and saw that these were recently listed as NRND. I have some questions and need some support. Can you help me? Do you have alternatives to these processors?
A: Thanks for reaching out. The parts mentioned above are not recommended for new designs (NRND) and will have very limited support from TI, but will continue to be in production to support existing customers*. Please note that the TCI6638K2K, TCI6636K2H and TCI6630K2L family of devices were specifically designed for use in wireless infrastructure and wireless communication base stations, but we do have other recent processors that are designed to support a broad set of applications, and while not direct replacements for parts targeted for wireless communications basestations, we recommend evaluating the following devices(s) as potential alternatives:
• 66AK2H14: http://www.ti.com/product/66AK2H14
• 66AK2H12: http://www.ti.com/product/66AK2H12
• 66AK2H06: http://www.ti.com/product/66AK2H06
• 66AK2E05: http://www.ti.com/product/66AK2E05
Should you choose to continue your design with the TCI6638K2K or TCI6636K2H or TCI6630K2L or 66AK2L06 device families, see below for product information and additional resources:
• Each device’s product folder on TI.com includes more information on the part and lists available documentation and software.
You may also search the E2E forums for archived posts of previous discussions which may help address your questions.
Finally, for additional design support for your wireless communications base station design, you can reach out to one of the following third parties:
Company Name: Azcom Technology
Contact Email: TI_Support@azcomtech.com
Web Page: http://www.services.azcomtech.com/index.php/partners/ti/wireless/
TIDN Azcom Technology Web Page: http://www.ti.com/devnet/docs/catalog/companyfolder.tsp?actionPerformed=companyFolder&companyId=4499
Phone: +39 02 82450311
Company Name: CommAgility
Contact Email: email@example.com
Web Page: www.commagility.com/ti-lte-support
TIDN CommAgility Web Page: http://www.ti.com/devnet/docs/catalog/companyfolder.tsp?actionPerformed=companyFolder&companyId=718
Phone: +44 (0)1509 228866
( * ) For latest device status please reference the device specific product folder. For additional reference please review TI’s general quality guidelines document on product withdrawal/continuance: http://www.ti.com/lit/ml/szzq076l/szzq076l.pdf
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