About khs-instruments


Since 1993 we design and manufacture hardware and corresponding software* for our customers in industry, universities and research institutes.

It is our business to find the best solution together with our customers.

Our core capabilities:

Hardware design & development
   - FPGA
   - Signal conditioning

Software design & development
   - Driver
   - Firmware

 - Mechanical prototyping with CNC mill and other tools

 - Instrument manufacturing from prototype to 1000

Since 2014 we use a pick and place machine to reduce costs and improve the quality of our products. Due to our powerful configuration software - even for a single unit - the configuration work is less compared to placing the parts by hand.

To help satisfy our customers, we provide two years of warranty and free support for lifetime for all of our products.

*Our products include software and drivers for win XP / W7 / W10 / W11 (32+64) operating systems.

About,  last updated: 12/2023


Some milestones

2023      USB-ADDA-12-12 DAQ card expandable to 2400 I/O's.
               USB-Isopot NTC simulator with Python interface.
               BOMM manager.
               First Isolated USB2 line camera.

2022      Wide 77 mm 1 Klps CCD scanner  with 7500 pixel
               and 32 MB SDRAM and Ethernet interface.
               USB 2D-Sensor.

2021      OEM camera readout with USB 3.0.

2020      Zeiss MMS readout with SPI interface for Adruino.

2019      USB-MPPC-3600. USB powered MPPC module.
              Transformer winding machine working.

2018      USB2-NMOS 512 with line management.
               A1-5972 100 MHz photodiode  amplifier.
2017      Mini Spectrometer.
              Stencil printer.
              USB Minispectrometer.
2016      SUSIE Instrument Controller.
              FPGA temperature controller with 10 mK stability.
2015      USB/serial readout for Zeiss MMS spectrometer.
2014      1000+ oem cameras shipped.
               Start design SUSIE.
               (Simple Universal Srcipt-based  Instrument Explorer)
               to make tests for production easier and faster.

2013       Low noise cooled backthinned CCD Camera.

2012       DLL reports spurious errors.

2011       Low noise cooled NMOS camera.

2010       Multihead X ray camera.
                Expandable I/O with stepper controller & driver.

2009       Cooled backthinned camera with E2V sensor.

2008       Diode readout for stepper driver filter-wheel.
                USB readout for Zeiss MMS spectrometer.

2007       Isolated nA meter 0.5pA resolution.
               Frame synchronized flashlamp driver.
2006       Cooled InGaAs with peltier DC/DC.
                New USB driver with timeout.
               Multihead cammera with 10 heads a 2048 pixel.

2005       40 MHz 16 bit cameralink to usb adapter, 128 MB buffer.
                4 head backthinned multihead camera.
               1K x 1K linescanner with programmable scanner mirror.

2005       DLL with multicamera support.
                Migration to USB 2.0.

2004       USB NMOS.
                khs µOS, LCD display.

2003       USB-InGaAs, USB-CMOS.
                 Ultrasound flowcontroller.

2002       4 Mpixel CMOS Camera.
                First USB-CCD linescan camera.

2001       8 head CMOS readout.

2000       LCCD, low cost readout for CCD sensors.

1999       First PC readout PCMIA card for thermoelectric
                and pyroelectric sensors.

1998       PCI-CCD.
                Laser Diode Driver.

1997       khs-µOS, multitasking instrument controller
                with stepper controller and LED display.

1996       ISA-CCD low cost linescan camera.

1993       First dual channel PC readout (ISA ) for thermoelectric
               and pyroelectric sensors.