Data Physics Corporation

Data Physics designs high performance test and measurement solutions for noise and vibration applications. Data Physics is a leading manufacturer of sound and vibration test equipment. Established in 1984, Data Physics is a worldwide leader in high performance solutions for noise and vibration testing. Data Physics manufactures hardware and software with its full line of SignalCalc Dynamic Signal Analyzers, SignalStar Vibration Control Systems, SignalForce Electrodynamic Shakers and SignalSound High Intensity and Underwater Acoustic Systems. Over 5000 Data Physics systems are installed worldwide at all leading Automotive, Aerospace, Military & Defense, Industrial, Consumer Electronics Manufacturers and Educational Institutions.

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2480 N. 1st Street, Suite 100 , San Jose , CA 95131 USA

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Health and Safety - Noise and Vibration
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Globally (various continents)
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Data Physics, owned by Battery Ventures, was founded by two Alumni of Hewlett Packard in 1984. Dave Snyder had designed hardware and software for the Fourier Analyzers developed at the Santa Clara Division of HP. Sri Welaratna had worked for HP in England, Europe and then in Santa Clara developing applications of Fourier Analyzers. The first project Dave and Sri did together was the design of the UD 400AT vibration controller, the first to use a PC as the host computer and a DSP based signal processing peripheral. This project began in 1983 and used the Texas Instruments TMS32010, the very first Digital Signal Processor.

Starting with the SignalCalc software library for HP Basic computers Data Physics evolved to signal processing solutions on PCs using add on DSP hardware to provide the computational power required for realtime measurements and analysis.

In 2014, Battery Ventures bought a controlling stake in Data Physics. DP is the fifth active industrial-technology platform in the Battery portfolio. In 2015, Battery Ventures acquired a controlling stake in both Lansmont and Team Corporations, establishing the foundation of the Noise & Vibration Technologies (NVT) Group.

  • 1984: Data Physics Corp.
  • 1986: DP420 FFT Analyzer on PC using embedded DSP
  • 1987: Continuous Convolution Algorithm
  • 1988: 1st Vibration Controller in a PC
  • 1996: World’s Smallest FFT Analyzer
  • 1998: ISO Certification
  • 2000: I*Star Acquisition, Multi Shaker Control
  • 2001: DP Electrodynamic Shakers
  • 2003: Abacus DSPcentric Hardware Platform
  • 2005: Quattro – Ultra-Portable DSPEngine
  • 2005: Acquisition of Gearing & Watson Electronics, Ltd.
  • 2009: Acquisition of Ling Electronics, Ltd.
  • 2014: Battery Ventures purchased a controlling stake in Data Physics Corporation.
  • 2015: Lansmont and Team Corporations join Data Physics to form the Noise and Vibration Technologies Group.

Data Physics has been supplying high performance solutions in signal processing to the noise and vibration community since 1984. With the recent addition of a full line of electrodynamic shakers to complement its vibration controllers and dynamic signal analyzers, Data Physics is a total solution supplier for vibration applications.

Data Physics manufactures products that are “Made in the USA” and “Made in the UK”.

Data Physics Corporation is a privately held company owned by Battery Ventures. Data Physics, Lansmont and Team Corporations combine to form a leading and comprehensive platform of vibration-testing equipment with global reach. Data Physics is in the NVT Group.
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Data Physics was founded in February 1984. One of the greatest factors of Data Physics ongoing success in delivering breakthrough technology is its dedicated team of software and hardware engineers. Our worldwide staff of exceptionally talented scientists, engineers, researchers, analysts, manufacturers, and developers comes from various backgrounds in automotive, aerospace, defense, technology, business, and more.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley in San Jose, California, USA and with offices and distributors all over the world, Data Physics continues to reach new heights in innovation.