[time-nuts] HP E1938 oscillator

Rob Kimberley rk at timing-consultants.com
Tue May 29 04:45:15 EDT 2007

FEI didn't make the 1000B OCXO



-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Dr Bruce Griffiths
Sent: 29 May 2007 09:35
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] HP E1938 oscillator

Robert Atkinson wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd have to agree with Said,
> FEI got hit with fines for shipping 1000B OCXO's that were diverted to 
> a proscribed country. Most major countries that are "allies" of the 
> USA should be OK though.
> It's surprising what is controlled, very high speed 'scopes, low 
> inductance high energy capacitors, quite a lot of fibre optic and 
> laser stuff too.
> Robert.

That would have been under the old COCOM rules and cooresponding lists of
controlled export items.
The actual "controlled export" items in the new lists were revised recently
and such crystal oscillators no longer appear to be a controlled item.
Makes sense, since the Russia and China and other countries have have made
equivalent performance oscillators for years.
Similarly rules on exporting some lasers have also been relaxed.


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