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. This gives our systems flexibility and extensibility of a software while maintaining best possible resolution and performance of a hardware. We call this “Software Defined Data Acquisition”. 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 Schwieberdingen, Germany, was founded in 2016 by Helmut Fedder and Michael Schlagmüller 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 used by the physics research community from quantum optics to bio physics.
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
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.
Tel: +49 711 400479-11
helmut -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
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.
Tel: +49 711 400479-12
michael -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
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 about the C++ and Python software development and the efficient implementation of the required algorithms.
Tel: +49 711 400479-21
markus -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
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.
Tel: +49 711 400479-30
joseph -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Igor Shavrin is responsible for the Matlab and LabVIEW API of our products and takes care of the customer support. As a physicist, he has the insights on how to use our devices in various experiments. He enjoys giving advice on efficient implementation and use of our devices in your experiments.
Tel: +49 711 400479-31
igor -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Steffen Oesterwind (FPGA Developer and Hardware Engineer)
Steffen Oesterwind has graduated in electrical engineering (MSc.) and supports the 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.
Tel: +49 711 400479-22
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 (Web developer)
Levindo Neto is responsible for developing our web application. He is an experienced software developer, bringing together the web technologies, AngularJS and Python. With his enduring work style, he pushes the web frontend and backend continuously.levindo -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
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%.
Tel: +49 711 400479-52
nadja -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com
Marlene Pfisterer supports us in respect to operation and sales. She is the one who keeps everything up and running. In case you don’t know whom to contact – Marlene will guide you to get a quick and satisfying answer to your request.
Tel: +49 711 400479-19 (8 am until noon)
marlene -at- swabianinstruments -dot- com