[time-nuts] OT: New BVAs in the house

Bruce Griffiths bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Tue Oct 4 22:46:38 UTC 2011

Magnus Danielson wrote:
> Fellow time-nuts,
> While spammer-discussions seems to be the current topic, excuse me for 
> tossing in an on-topic issue.
> Today I came home with a pair of 5 MHz OSA 8695 SC-cut mini-BVA 
> oscillators. Essentially SC-cut BVAs in a double-oven assembly.
> Never seen those before, but it will be quite interesting to fire them 
> up and measure them.
> Strange what walking out the front door for a bit of fresh crisp air 
> brings a refreshing mind... (somebody called me in advance, so I was 
> standing there in my antistatic birkenstocks)
> Anyway, not much is known about them, I've only found partial 
> datasheets but enought to get a fair idea.
> Cheers,
> Magnus
They are used in:


A paper on the BVA2 (Mini BVA):


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