Celebrating 30 Years in February 2020

dB Control Timeline

1990
1990

dB Control founded in Fremont, CA

Started in a storage facility
1991
1991

First dB Control transformer designed and manufactured

1992
1992

Setup of Encapsulation Lab

1992

Moved to 1,000 sq. ft. building on Enterprise St.

1993
1993

First order of the dB-3304A Amplifier

Used for military jammer
1993

Full Testing capabilities added

In-house capital equipment purchased
1994
1994

First major program for Tracor

Qty: 20 dB-3304B TWTAs
1994

First Pod-Mount TWTA (dB-3304B)

1995
1995

Original Lynx I system sold to Sandia Labs

1996
1996

First BTP used for medical X-ray (Kevex)

1996

Moved to larger facility in Fremont, CA

2000
2000

Celebrated 10th Anniversary

2001
2001

First shipment for Lynx I Predator UAV

2001

First low-voltage DC-to-DC converter power supply used on helicopter (dB-1202L)

2002
2002

First high-to-low DC-DC HVPS used for tow decoy power (dB-2325)

2005
2005

First shipborne radar TWTA for Northrup Grumman (dB-2407)

2005

First quad-TWT 1kW CW power-combined amplifier shipped (dB-4507)

2005

First airborne liquid-cooled power combined system for Raytheon Australia

2006
2006

First radar used for weather mapping and terrain (dB-3710C)

2006

First multi-mode radar order awarded for use on helicopter (dB-3742)

2007
2007

First APS (dB-3721)

2007

First shipment for U2 used for data link (dB-2408)

2008
2008

First order for Silent Knight (dB-3763)

2008

MPM used on Firescout UAV (dB-3756)

2009
2009

Awarded TWTA contract for next-gen Predator B (dB-3762A and B)

2009

First waterproof HVPS design used for tow decoy (dB-23256)

2010
2010

Celebrated 20th Anniversary

2010

dB Control purchased by HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI)

2010

First shipment for Global Hawk UAV, BAMS Triton (dB-4407)

2010

Expanded to 40,000 sq. ft. facility

2011
2011

Received ISO 9001:2008 certification

2012
2012

Incorporated liquid nitrogen for upgraded ESS capabilities

Including multiple chambers for extensive testing
2012

Added in-house HALT/HASS capabilities

2012

Qualified next-gen dual-source TWTA used on Predator B (dB-3762A and B)

2015
2015

First 200W 6-18 GHz MPM (dB-4127)

2019
2019

First order for high-efficiency MPM for Firescout AN/ZPY-4 (dB-3756HE)

2019

Received ISO 9001:2015 certification

2019

Acquired TTT-Cubed

Added RF Receivers and Sources to Product Lineup
2020
2020

Began process of AS9100 certification

2020

Celebrated 30th Anniversary