Obsolescence Manager has four different alternates – Form/Fit/Function (FFF), Functionally Equivalent (FEQUIV), Direct (DIRECT) and Similar (SIMILAR).
Alternate definitions are:
|FFF||Form, Fit, Function (drop-in) alternates as identified by component engineers through detailed analysis of device characteristics.|
|DIRECT||Rule-based Direct (drop-in) alternates that have the same fit, form, and function.|
|FEQUIV||Functionally Equivalent alternates that have the same functionality but may have a different fit and/or form.|
|SIMILAR||Similar alternates that have similar functionality but may have different fit, form, and/or function.|
These are visible on each of the alternative products here: