- Modular Instrumentation
- Advanced Power Supplies
- Embedded Computer Modules
- Software Radio
- Radio Frequency Design
- Advanced Electronic Assembly
- Software Support
Data Design has an extensive library of miniature computer and instrument designs which all require embedded power conversion, often with very complex requirements. These are not usually requirements which can be met with off the shelf power converters. Very tight spaces with unusual form factors, low noise, high efficiency, unusual voltage and current specifications, and other challenges are all common.
In addition to providing precisely tailored solutions to every day power system requirements, Data Design has also developed advanced capabilities in the following areas.
Common to low voltage power converters, planar magnetics provide cost and size benefits by embedding the windings of the main transformer in the printed circuit board. However, when the input voltage is hundreds of volts, the problem begins to push the laws of physics. Data Design has implemented several such designs with wide dynamic range inputs and tens of watts of output power with amazingly small packages of only a few square inches. These designs use leading edge passive components along with advanced board design and assembly techniques.
Data Design has completed a substantial number of custom lithium ion and nickel metal hydride battery systems complete with load control, charging, and charge management electronics. These designs also include a number of ultra miniature low capacity applications where battery space is limited and power management for extended battery life is at a premium.
Data Design has completed a number of significant designs where power electronics were needed to source, store, and distribute energy from the surrounding environment. Examples have included parasitic super capacitor designs, solar and ambient light sources, thermal sources, and mechanical sources. These designs are typically intended to be electrically quiet, long life sources for ultra low power data recording instruments located in environments where other sources of power might not be readily available.