Answer: Acromag tries to keep customers informed as to the current status of our products. As product near the end of their usuable life Acromag post notices to make customer aware of this fact. "Not recommended for new designs" indicates that the product has been identified for elimination, but no formal decision has yet been taken. This usually occurs 18 to 24 month before it expected termination. "Not available for new Designs" indicates that the formal EOL notification has been sent to the field. This is typically sent 12 to 18 month prior to termination.