[time-nuts] Prologix USB-GPIB Controller
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Oct 10 02:25:50 EDT 2016
In message <CANX10hCffM_bg9OXmDZmPH8CM7DJ7-6+2SDn9htdH1=6b-EBYw at mail.gmail.com>
, "Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd)" writes:
>When I looked on
>eBay, the board was £2.25 delivered from China. The Analog Devices website
>shows the chip having a budgetary price of $7 in quantities of 1000 or
>more. So if the chips are $7 (£5-£6), how can they make a complete board,
>and pay the postage from China for £2.25? It seems to me highly likely
>those voltage reference chips are counterfeit. If not counterfeit, they are
>hardly legal devices.
You overlook the most likely scenario: "Pre-owned".
China has _massive_ and very efficient recycling of electronic
components from all the E-Junk we send down there.
And for voltage references, "pre-owned" is likely to mean "better".
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