The CapAnalyzer 88 series was the first and original in-circuit electrolytic capacitor tester with both ESR and DCR tests with automatic discharge. The LeakSeeker 89 is the only “short” locater with a range from zero to 300 ohms and could locate a shorted or leaky component on a power supply bus or even a multi-layer board to a fraction of an inch.
Circuit DesignEDS can take your idea and design a circuit that can be as simple as a single-transistor device, or as complex as a microcontroller-based system controller for a medical laser treatment unit.
Prototype ConstructionEDS can design and fabricate a blank prototype PC board on our LPKF CNC pcb milling/drilling machine, stuff the prototype PC assembly, and even build the entire prototype itself.
EDS provides contract design, engineering and manufacturing services on an OEM basis, with available small, medium, and large quantity manufacturing available locally in Florida or overseas. Manufacturing in the USA is done in an ISO9001:2000 registered and certified plant that also has ISO13485:2003 registered medical device manufacture status. Individual services available are R&D testing and troubleshooting, analog, digital, rf, and embedded system mcu control design, printed-circuit design, reverse-engineering, Microchip source coding, UL compliance, European CE compliance, FDA Acceptance, FCC part 68 and 15 testing and compliance. EDS specializes in niche-market high-tech items such as electronic test equipment, imbedded system controlled products, environmental protection and monitoring systems, medical electronics, telecommunications accessories, remote control and industrial manufacturing control and testing systems. Turnkey services allow EDS to start with nothing more than an idea from a client and provide all phases of the project, ending with a profitable, manufacturable product. Our clients and our specialties are diversified. EDS designs for many companies in various categories: test equipment, medical, security, HVAC, automotive, robotic, military, network & communications, and many more commercial industries. From 1986 through 2014, EDS manufactured equipment under its own name and distributed products through distributors in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and the Far East.
Although Dave has been providing technical and engineering services since 1972, the EDS name became established when Dave designed the original SemiAnalyzer 59A in 1985, which he designed originally for himself to increase his output as a subcontract service technician. After other technicians saw the amount of help the second-generation SemiAnalyzer 59B was providing and asking Dave to custom build them their own units, EDS was transformed into a viable business and incorporated a year later. Used by the military, fortune 500 companies, individual service technicians, and many technical trade schools and colleges, the now-famous third-generation SemiAnalyzer 59C was just the first in a series of unique test solutions to aid various technical specialties.
Following the EDS-59C SemiAnalyzer was the EDS-68 Bus Line Tracer, which located shorted and leaky components to their exact location on the PC board,
the EDS-69 Teletester series, which simulated two telephone lines for repairing answering machines and faxes, and the EDS-76 MicroAnalyzer, which was designed to help microwave oven technicians check all parts in-circuit under high-voltage load.
But Dave didn’t just design test equipment. Dave started to invent life-improving solutions to make his life better and tried marketing some of them. You will recognize many of these life-changing items as ones you now use daily, or wish you had known about, not realizing they had already been invented, years ago.
In 1995, Dave designed two of his three most intensive projects, ProCar1 (the first owner-recognizing auto security system) and the Selective Teletransfer Unit STU that eliminates all nuisance calls and unifies your life and business, home and mobile, into one phone number. Many copies of both inventions were made in the past decades. STU was shown on CNBC and Dave was interviewed on FOX Channels 29 and 12 in Palm Beach County.
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At the St. Louis NESDA convention in 1996, EDS introduced the EDS-82A LeakSeeker , a digital, automatic version of the Bus Line Tracer, with many more capabilities. During 1997, EDS introduced the world’s best and fastest in-circuit electrolytic capacitor checker, the EDS-88 CapAnalyzer . In 2012, after nearly 2 decades of production, the LeakSeeker 82 series was discontinued, but after a huge number of emails from upset customers, a newer, state-of-the-art LeakSeeker 89 was designed and certified for worldwide use in 2013.
EDS test equipment was manufactured until the end of 2014, when it was decided to discontinue production due to less demand for test equipment in general, and to concentrate on OEM design and manufacturing for other companies in progressive fields like security, medical, HVAC and mobile electronics.
Besides test equipment, throughout the years EDS has made many devices for internal marketing, as well as for other companies, on an OEM basis. Past products invented by Dave and made for EDS resale sales are the EDS-83 home/business Voice-Alert security system, the first security system with voice alert technology, the EDS-80 ProCar1, the first auto anti-theft owner-recognizing anti-carjack security system with voice-alert and resonant wafer (RFID), the EDS-71 A/C Sentry air conditioning compressor monitoring efficiency-improving energy recovering system, now used in all central A/C systems, the EDS-63 “Christmas Computer”, the first programmable light show controller designed for the first programmable Christmas light show, and the pool-alert (to detect motion or overfill). Other past products were the EMS-911 which was the first successful integration of the home/business wireless security system and the commercial environmental flood and heat monitoring wireless network system, and the EDS-81 LinEx and STU telephone line-expanding and call filtration telecommunications systems. Systems designed for the OEM market span the medical, security, HVAC, remote control and telemetry, military, industrial plating, automotive (climate control, engine computers and remote start), robotic, and some really strange and unique projects. EDS clients range from single inventors to fortune 100 companies.