I am using ADRV9361-Z7035 for one project and now we are planning to make some more numbers.
whether this module ADRV9361-Z7035 is recommended for new designs,
how about its availability for next 3 years.
It is ADI’s current plan for the ADRV9361-Z7035 and companion carrier board would be to keep things in manufacturing as long as the major IC vendors (Xilinx and ADI) supply the respective chips. We will take best efforts to redesign the board when “secondary” devices are obsoleted, with upgraded or compatible devices (the specific Micron DDR3L or Flash has a different life cycle than the Xilinx Zynq), but can not state that there won’t be software updates necessary to ensure compatibility (For example, with Micron SPI Flash, or Marvel Ethernet, or Microchip USB phy). It’s ADI’s intent to maintain the hardware and standard Linux kernel, so while drivers may need to be updates, userspace/applications should not change.
Part of ADI’s life cycle management process, When Analog Devices, Inc. makes the rare decision to discontinue manufacturing of a product, ADI gives customers 24-months in which to purchase and receive shipment of that product. Xilinx on the other hand, follows JESD48B provides 12 months from the notice for final shipments; Microchip has the same 12 month notice, so life cycle of the System on Module may be more dependent on that. We spend best efforts monitoring these; so ADI can provide information to our customers.