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End-of-life announcement DS1103 PPC Controller Board

End of life

The end of life of the DS1103 is planned for 31.12.2019. You can still buy the product until 31.12.2016. New releases of dSPACE software are guaranteed to continue supporting the DS1103 until at least the end of 2018. As of this date, no services of any kind will be available for this product. We advise against using the DS1103 in new projects. 

Life Cycle

As of today, the further life cycle of the DS1103 is as follows:

Milestone/Phase Date/Duration Product Can Be Purchased New Revisions Provided if Required Repairs Provided if Required Customer Support Services Provided
End of Life Announced 12.11.2015        
Phased Out 1 year Yes Yes Yes Yes
Discontinued 31.12.2016        
Maintained 2 years No No Yes Yes
Retired 1 year No No No Yes
End of Life 31.12.2019        
Individually Supported If you are interested in an individual support agreement (fee-based), please contact your account manager. No No On request On request

For new projects we recommend that you use the successor, dSPACE MicroLabBox.


As of today, the following migration options are available for the DS1103 PPC Processor Board.

Product Description Planned Availability
MicroLabBox Compact prototyping system for the lab. For more information, please have a look at our website Available since the beginning of 2015. Supported by dSPACE Releases since 2014-B.

The MicroLabBox is a compact, all-in-one development system for the laboratory and is more than just a suitable replacement. It also provides numerous additional benefits such as greatly improved computation power with its 2 GHz dual-core PowerPC processor, its free programmable Xilinx® Kintex®-7 FPGA and the integrated connector-panel. For high-bandwidth data acquisition, the MicroLabBox also provides an Gigabit Ethernet host interface.

If you have any questions or need further information, your contact in the dSPACE sales team will be glad to help. You can also request information by e-mail to