Custom Instrumentation Solutions for Scientific and Engineering Challenges

Resources for Innovative Scientific Instrumentation

Staff, the IDL's most important resource: 
  • a Director with a science PhD., experienced in the development of a wide variety of instruments over more than 30 years;
  • a highly skilled Electronics Design Engineer with previous scientific instrument development experience and with broad skills using sophisticated tools;
  • an Electronics Engineering Tech, able to fabricate one-of-a-kind, high-density circuit boards;
  • a close working relationship with an outstanding Machine Shop.
  • a close working relationship with prototype pc board makers and component suppliers.
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Test Equipment:
  • Oscilloscopes, high speed, utility, and mixed-signal;
  • Waveform generators and Arbitrary waveform generators;
  • Logic Analyzers and Network Analyzers;
  • Handheld instruments and tools.

Computers and Software:
  • Desktop computers with network storage and support;
  • CAD software:  AutoCAD, schematic capture, board layout, drawing;
  • Integrated development systems for multiple microcontrollers; compilers and cross-compilers;
  • Multiple licenses for FPGA development systems;
  • Development systems for Ethernet controllers, USB controllers, and other communication tools.

Tools and stocks:
  • A wide array of component stocks;
  • Fabrication tools of all sorts.

No, we don't actually use antiques in our design work, but we have accumulated some of the first microcomputers used in research laboratories, most pre-dating the Apple ][. They are housed in our IDL museum.


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