Effective December 31, 2013 the support status for Teradyne's discontinued Z18XX systems will move to the obsolete product category. Affected models include: 1800, 1803, 1805, 1808, 1811, 1812, 1820, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1866, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1890. This means that Teradyne makes no commitment for parts availability or support of any kind beyond this date. The last software updated for the Z18XX Series Testers is Z1800 Elite A1 (G1.2.1) on the Windows 98 operating system.

Teradyne's Global Service Organization (GSO) and support team will continued to use "reasonable commercial effort" in an attempt to satisfy customer support and service requests.

We want to remind our users that Teradyne's Spectrum 8862 and TestStation LH are both available as replacements for the Z18XX series testers and can support existing Z18 fixture and programs.

If you have any questions regarding this information or available upgrade options, please contact your local Teradyne Representative or 1-800-TERADYNE.