I'm considering upgrading the FPGAs on a product of mine from small Spartan3A-200s to low-to-mid-scale Spartan6s. The Spartan6s are actually cheaper, and I've just about outgrown the 200. It looks like it'd be a mistake to design in another Spartan3A at this point.
My (oilfield related) product is shipped potentially anywhere. So, I really don't want to make a major mistake like putting controlled technology in my next design.
These FPGAs are based on technology that was absolutely state of the art just a couple years ago. I recall certain processors once being export-restricted, so I am concerned that the Spartan6s might somehow be restricted.
I've been searching for info on what FPGAs or components in general are covered by export restrictions like ITAR, without turning up anything definitive. It -looks- like it only applies to space-rated chips. (It's always mentioned in that context).
How am I supposed to tell what's okay to export?