Product Life Cycle Bulletin

February 15, 2013

Subject: End of Sale Notice – Blackhawk USB2000 JTAG Emulator

1. Blackhawk announces its intent to replace the Blackhawk USB2000 JTAG Emulator (USB2000) product model. The End of Sale date for this model is scheduled for 31 March 2013 or when inventory is depleted; whichever comes first. The USB2000 product is being replaced by a new, equivalent model, the Blackhawk USB200 JTAGEmulator (USB200), PN: BH-USB-200. The USB200 model is compatible with the Texas Instruments XDS200-class reference design.

2. Definitions.

  • End of Sale (EOS) Date. The last date to order the product. The product is no longer for sale.
  • End of Life (EOL) Date. The last date that Blackhawk will provide support to the product(s) listed below. The EOL date is twelve (12) months from the EOS date. Emergency recovery and/or upgrades may be performed in accordance with customer specific service plans or upgrade agreements as negotiated prior to EOS.
  • End of Life (EOL) Cycle. A process that guides the final business operations associated with the product life cycle. The end-of-life process consists of a series of technical and business milestones and activities that, once completed, make a product obsolete. Once obsolete, the product is not sold, manufactured, improved, repaired, maintained, or supported.
  • Software Maintenance Contract Support. The time period that Blackhawk may release any software maintenance releases or bug fixes to the software product. Software maintenance support will terminate on the End of Life date. After this date, Blackhawk will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

3. Product Information: Blackhawk USB2000 JTAG Emulator

4. Impacted Software Releases: See Appendix A.

5. Impacted Software Part Numbers: See Appendix A.

6. Impacted Hardware Part Numbers:

  • BH-USB-2000

  • 12132

7. Replacement Part Numbers:

  • BH-USB-200
  • 12208

8. Analysis:

  • End of Sale Date: 31 March 2013
  • End of Life: 31 March 2014
  • Software Maintenance Support Contract: N/A
  • Last Supported Software Version: N/A
  • Affected Market / Regions: Global

9. Recommendations.

  • Available Alternatives – The Blackhawk USB200JTAG Emulator is a newer, faster model offered at less expensive price point. The USB200 does requires CCS v5.3 or later. For a full description of features of the USB200 product please refer to

10. Required Actions.

  • Specific Actions Required By Customer – Customers should be aware of the End of Life scheduled for 31 March 2014 and act accordingly.

11. Attachments. Appendix A.

12. Additional Information.

  • To view the most recent version of this bulletin, access technical documentation, or to contact a Technical Support Representative, please visit Blackhawk Technical Support on the web.

  • For more information on the alternatives and supported platform, please refer to [email protected].

Appendix A – Affected Products

  • BH-USB-2000

  • 12132