Swabian Instruments designs and manufactures data acquisition and signal generation systems for research and industry. Our systems are easy to use, performant and packed with useful features. We achieve this by shifting some of the hardest tasks from the hardware to the software level. We call this paradigm “Software Defined Data Acquisition”. Some say our systems provide the flexibility of software and the performance of hardware. Our systems come with free and powerful programming interfaces and cover a frequency range from DC to 50 GSa/s.
Swabian Instruments GmbH, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, was founded in 2016 by Helmut Fedder and Michael Schlagmuller as a spin-off from the Physics Department at the University of Stuttgart. The “Time Tagger Series” of Swabian Instruments is emerging as one of the most powerful data acquisition tools in the physics research community with applications from quantum optics to biophysics.
We strive to make data acquisition and signal generation as easy and intuitive as possible. Our goal is to help you maximize the time that you spend on actual research. We achieve this by empowering you with software and hardware tools that require minimal programming efforts and are packed with useful features. We put lots of thoughts into our system’s architectures and the interface that you interact with and we try to push the boundary of what is possible with modern data acquisition and signal generation.
Who we are
Dr. Helmut Fedder
CEO and Co-Founder
Helmut Fedder is focusing on business development and new product design. He has been driving the development of the Time Tagger systems since early 2010. Helmut studied Physics in Germany, Sweden, and The Netherlands and has more than 8 years of experience as a research group leader in quantum optics, FPGA development, and experiment design.
helmut -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Dr. Michael Schlagmüller
COO and Co-Founder
Michael Schlagmüller is responsible for the hardware development, supply chain management, people’s organization, quality assurance, customer happiness, and finances. He holds both a PhD in Physics and an MSc. (BA) in electrical engineering.
michael -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Wick
CTO and Co-Founder
Markus Wick, soon receiving his PhD in electrical engineering, developed the heart of the Time Tagger in 2011 and is responsible for the FPGA development. Markus takes care of the C++ and Python software development and the efficient implementation of the required algorithms.
markus -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Head of Sales
As our head of sales, Joseph is passionate about customer communication, quotations, purchase orders, and everything related to sales. Joseph takes care of our distributors. He finds excellent solutions for our customers and partners.
joseph -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Dr. Igor Shavrin
Igor Shavrin is responsible for the Matlab and LabVIEW API of our products and takes care of customer support. As a physicist, he has insights on how to use our devices in various experiments. He enjoys advising on the efficient implementation and use of our devices in your experiments.
igor -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
FPGA Developer and Hardware Engineer
Steffen Oesterwind has graduated in electrical engineering (MSc.) and supports Time Tagger development. Due to his deep insights and enthusiasm for hardware and software development, he is responsible for the synchronization hardware for the Time Taggers.
steffen -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Christof Skupin is leading the Pulse Streamer development and is responsible for the FPGA core and the Python API. He is an electrical engineer (Dipl. Ing.). Besides working for us, he is a musician at the SWR Symphony Orchestra playing the trumpet.
christof -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Levindo Neto is responsible for developing our web application. He is an experienced software developer, bringing together web technologies, AngularJS and Python. With his enduring work style, he pushes the web frontend and backend continuously.
levindo -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Accounting and Production
Nadja Teupe takes over the accounting duties and is responsible for production. She takes care that every single device shipped is tested and fulfills our quality standards to at least 100%.
nadja -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Sales Assistant and People Operations
Marlene Pfisterer supports us in sales and people operations. Marlene will take care about your application and will accompany you through the recruiting process. She is responsible for all order processing and makes sure that your order reaches you as fast as possible.
marlene -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Dr. Mirco Kolarczik
Mirco Kolarczik takes care of the internal characterization of our devices and quality assurance. Also, he performs hardware and software development projects with customers implementing research applications with a Time Tagger.
mirco -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Application Scientist and Sales Specialist
Liudmila completed her PhD in experimental physics at the University of Würzburg. She studied novel semiconductors using absolute, steady-state, spatially and time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. She advises customers and develops applications for time-resolved fluorescence and related techniques in material science.
liudmila -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Nina Konrad takes care that Swabian is up and running. In case you don’t know whom to contact, contact Nina and she will be able to help. She is our superhero taking care about a huge variety of tasks.
nina -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Tim Setzer is an electrical engineer (MSc.) who works on our next generation devices. He gets our prototypes ready for manufacturing and takes care of the production line running smoothly.
tim -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
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