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To designate the stages in the product development cycle, TI assigns prefixes to the part numbers of devices. Each commercial family member has one of three prefixes: x, p, or no prefix. These prefixes represent evolutionary stages of product development from engineering prototypes (with prefix x) through fully qualified production devices (with no prefix).
Device development evolutionary flow:
xTRF... – Experimental device that is not necessarily representative of the electrical specifications of the final device
pTRF... – Final device that conforms to the electrical specifications of the final product but has not completed quality and reliability verification
TRF... – Fully qualified production device
Devices with a prefix of x or p are shipped against the following disclaimer:
"Developmental product is intended for internal evaluation purposes."
Production devices have been characterized fully, and the quality and reliability of the device have been demonstrated fully. TI's standard warranty applies.
Predictions show that prototype devices have a greater failure rate than the standard production devices. TI recommends that these devices not be used in any production system because their expected end-use failure rate still is undefined. Only qualified production devices are to be used.
TI device nomenclature also includes a suffix with the device family name. This suffix indicates the package type and, optionally, the temperature range. Figure 8-1 provides a legend for reading the complete device name.
Design Kits and Evaluation Modules
The following documents describe the TRF7960 and TRF7961 devices. Copies of these documents are available on the Internet at www.ti.com.
Receiving Notification of Document Updates
To receive notification of documentation updates—including silicon errata—go to the product folder for your device on ti.com (for links to the product folders, see Section 8.5). In the upper-right corner, click the "Alert me" button. This registers you to receive a weekly digest of product information that has changed (if any). For change details, check the revision history of any revised document.
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ESD damage can range from subtle performance degradation to complete device failure. Precision integrated circuits may be more susceptible to damage because very small parametric changes could cause the device not to meet its published specifications.
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