[time-nuts] Cathodeon TCXOs??

Alan Melia alan.melia at btinternet.com
Sun May 24 20:03:27 EDT 2009


Thanks Roy, yes I know several peple who worlled for Pye / Philips, and the
firm I was involved in was a dealer for a while in the 80s. I have some data
but not on those units. I cant remember when Philips bought them but it was
a "kiss of death" !

Thanks and Best Wishes
Alan G3NYK

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roy Phillips" <phill.r1 at btinternet.com>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
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Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Cathodeon TCXOs??


> Alan
> The Cathodeon Company was part of Pye of Cambridge, which in turn became
> part of Philips. I understand that nothing has survived of the old Pye
> Group, so it may be difficult to obtain any new data.
> Roy
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alan Melia" <alan.melia at btinternet.com>
> To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 8:12 PM
> Subject: [time-nuts] Cathodeon TCXOs??
>
>
> > Hi I wonder if anyone still has a datasheet/catalogue of Cathodeon
> > products.
> > This firm made crystals and oscillators and filters in the 1980 and 90s
in
> > Cambridge, England. (It is only 50 miles up the raod but I have not been
> > able to find anyone who still has any knowledge of the products.)
> >
> > The units are FS5980/01  10MHz
> >                    FS5951/31    5MHz
> > I think the the 10MHz may be a TCXO,VCTCXO or even an OCXO, but  the
5MHz
> > does not have enough pins to be other than a TCXO. The spec would be
> > useful
> > (I think I have that from a previous query) but a pin-out is the vital
> > information because none of the pins is common to the case, so it is
> > difficult to work out the connections with an ohm-meter.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Alan G3NYK
> >
> >
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