EDS ceased production of our test equipment line in 2014, while still offering engineering and manufacturing services to other companies. The last run of CapAnalyzers was March 2014, and the last run of LeakSeekers was August 2014.
I know many of you were wanting to get your own CapAnalyzer, and when the final “special” crowdfunding campaign never met the number available to make an official 400 piece run, I offered the information required to build your own, including the programmed mcus. Surprisingly, over a dozen people took me up on my offer and bought the mcus and received the data files for the pc boards, BOM, component layout and overlay image. One customer, Mike Lott email@example.com in Mcalpin, Florida, built one completely, but had some issues with his construction so he sent his in to me to correct the issues. I did that (parts work better when not installed backwards ; -) and remarked that I had some real overlays that would look a lot better than his paper one; he countered with the fact that he had four spare pc boards because the board maker had a minimum requirement of five. So we swapped.
I had lots of spare parts to build four CapAnalyzers, and being semi-retired, the time to hand assemble them, so net result is that I made four complete CapAnalyzer 88A Series II units for four lucky people that didn’t wish to build their own. They are now sold out.
Maybe someone will do the same for LeakSeeker 89; I still have some people looking for one.
BTW it is officially 20 years ago that the very first CapAnalyzer 88 was designed by yours truly. It made its official debut at the CEDA/NASD trade show in St. Louis in late 1997. Happy New Year!
Sincerely, Dave Miga, CET