MAGNETIC DESIGN LABS, INC. COMPANY INFORMATION
Magnetic Design Labs, Inc. was founded over 60 years ago in Santa Ana, California specializing in Military & Industrial DC-AC Inverters, DC-DC Converters, AC-DC Power Supplies, Battery Chargers, Magnetic Amplifiers, and Specialty Magnetics like High-Voltage Transformers & Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT) Position Transducers.
Our market is the ruggedized and high-reliability power converter market, especially the military tactical vehicle market. MDL has performed as both a prime and subcontractor for the US military and the large primes for over 50 years. We manufacture many sole-sourced, critical-grade items for the U.S. military under
Being a family owned and operated business, we take special care to ensure that our
product quality is the highest possible. Our standard quality system is a modified version of ISO-9001. Our
company goal is simple: Zero Rejects. And our mantra is "At the end of the day, it has to work."
Our engineering staff is highly experienced with a combined 150 man-years. We design
using the latest CAD tools like LTSPICE for Circuit Simulation, Altium Designer for PC Board Layout, SolidWorks for 3D Modelling. We are an industry
leader in the design and use of computer-controlled automated test and measurement
The business was started by Abi Kazem in 1960 in his garage manufacturing transformers and battery chargers. His son Kamran Kazem, was groomed in the family business at a young age and was trained by Dr. R.D. Middlebrook of Caltech and others in the design of Switching Power Converters. He received his MBA and BSECE degrees at UC, Irvine and is a Senior member of the IEEE, regularly contributing to online power electronics forums. He has personally designed a wide array of switching and linear converters using both analog and digital techniques. Mr. Kazem is trained in the use of SPICE Circuit Simulation, SolidWorks for 3-D physical modelling, and AutoCAD for 2-D design. With many all digital-control converter designs, the company has standardized on the Texas Instruments (TI) Delfino and Piccolo series of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) ICs for Sine Wave Inverters, State Vector Motor Controllers, and DC-DC Converters requiring external digital control and/or monitoring.
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