Spectra Electronics has a long history. From the time of the introduction of the Apple II in the late 1970s, interest in machine-level programming of processors was aroused. In addition to building ingenious alarm systems with telephone notification, much experimentation was done with the emerging microprocessors.
With the arrival of the trs-80 and the PET, the switch was made to programming in higher programming languages and operating systems. In the early eighties, a number of innovative and innovative projects were realized under the name 'HLS medical electronics'. The hypersensitive weighing platform developed at that time, with a weighing resolution of 5 micrograms, laid the foundation for Sander Geurts`s research. This research led to new treatment methods in orthosis patients. In addition to this platform, various equipment for cognitive research and electromyogram were developed, all this equipment was embedded in the PDP11 mainframe computers. With the start of the Soliddata companies, the focus shifted to the integration of mini's (small powerful mainframes), personal computers and the development of custom software. At the same time, projects with embedded electronics and microcontrollers also increased. Many of the successful projects during these years can be found among our references.
After the graduatuon for information technology studies at the open technical university the new system architecture led to the freelance development of various embedded electronics projects and microcontroller-based operating systems with their own firmware. A new acquisition in mos and cmos chip processes was also developed, which led to the development of control chips for mosfets and also to new type mosfets and the collaboration with major international chip manufacturers.
The discovery and development of a new and now patented regenerating motor control concept has led to the start of an engineering company for embedded and energy-efficient electronics, the current Spectra Electronics.