3.0 Product status definitions
Definition of Terms
Formative or In Design
No Identification Noted
Not In Production
LIFE SUPPORT POLICY
NATIONAL’S PRODUCTS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR USE AS CRITICAL COMPONENTS IN LIFE SUPPORT
DEVICES OR SYSTEMS WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL
SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION. As used herein:
1. Life support devices or systems are devices or systems
which, (a) are intended for surgical implant into the body,
or (b) support or sustain life, and whose failure to per-
form, when properly used in accordance with instructions
for use provided in the labeling, can be reasonably ex-
pected to result in a significant injury to the user.
Copyright 2000 National Semiconductor Corp.
This data sheet contains the design specifications for product
development. Specifications may change in any manner without
This data sheet contains preliminary data. Supplementary data will
be published at a later date. National Semiconductor Corporation
reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice in
order to improve design and supply the best possible product.
This data sheet contains final specifications. National Semiconduc-
tor Corporation reserves the right to make changes at any time
without notice in order to improve design and supply the best possi-
This data sheet contains specifications on a product that has been
discontinued by National Semiconductor Corporation. The datash-
eet is printed for reference information only.
2. A critical component is any component of a life support
device or system whose failure to perform can be rea-
sonably expected to cause the failure of the life support
device or system, or to affect its safety or effectiveness.
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