This web site is being maintained by John R. Barnes, who was the President and Chief Engineer of dBi Corporation from 2002 to September 30, 2013, when we closed because ObamaCrap made it too expensive for us to remain in business.

John R. Barnes KS4GL, PE, NCE, NCT, ESDC Eng, ESDC Tech, PSE, Master EMC Design Engineer, SM IEEE
September 30, 2014
jrbarnes@iglou.com

This web site is intended to help you develop electronic products and electronic equipment that:
  1. Work.
  2. Are safe and reliable.
  3. Can be manufactured, tested, repaired, and serviced economically.
  4. May be marketed and used worldwide, meeting national and international:
  5. Can be easily enhanced/adapted to meet new and changing market requirements.

The following web pages are new, or have had significant content added within the last month:

John R. Barnes' second and third books, Robust Electronic Design Reference Book, Volumes I and II are now available from Springer, which merged with Kluwer Academic Publishers in July 2004. The ISBN for the hardbound set is 1-4020-7739-4, and the list price is $495.00 (US)-- although you can now find it for considerably less on the Internet. The two books total 1,736 pages, with 194 tables, 663 illustrations, and a 106-page index covering over 9,200 design/ development/ manufacturing problem areas that may arise in getting from that "first fuzzy idea" to a product in mass production, or a piece of equipment in service. In 2005, John received a Division Technical Achievement Award from the ARRL for writing these books. You can read a sample chapter by going to Chapter 17. Further information on these books is available at:

John's most recent article, "Designing Electronic Systems for ESD Immunity", was published in the February 2003 Conformity magazine (vol. 8 no. 1, pages 18-27). This is a condensed version of his two-part article "Designing Electronic Equipment for ESD Immunity" which was published in the July 2001 Printed Circuit Design magazine (vol. 18 no. 7, pages 18-26) and "Designing Electronic Equipment for ESD Immunity Part II," which appeared on the pcdmag.com web site in November 2001.

This web site may be accessed through http://www.dbicorporation.com/.

The first major section of this website is devoted to designing electronic products and equipment that are safe and reliable:

The second major section of this website is devoted to designing electronic products and equipment that can be manufactured, tested, repaired, and serviced economically:

The third major section of this website is devoted to designing electronic products and equipment that may be marketed and used worldwide:

The fourth major section of this website is devoted to designing electronic products and equipment that can be easily enhanced/adapted to meet new and changing market requirements

The fifth major section of this website is devoted to designing electronics to be lead-free, RoHS-compliant, and WEEE-compliant:

The sixth major section of this website is devoted to Robust Electronic Design Reference Book, Volumes I and II:

The last major section of this website is devoted to miscellaneous topics:

We would appreciate your suggestions for additional topics of concern to you. Please E-mail us at jrbarnes@iglou.com, or call us at (859)253-1178.

DISCLAIMER
These documents are freely offered to anyone who wishes to use them. No warranty for their use is expressed or implied. The information in these documents is believed to be correct, because they are based on primary source documents as much as possible. But some of these documents are known to be incomplete, because we are still in the process of finding pertinent source material, and because standards/regulations in their areas are continuously evolving.

Please use these documents as:

No amount of reading can take the place of having experienced personnel, armed with the pertinent information, designing or reviewing the design of your particular product.

COMMENTS
If you refer to one or more of these documents in written communications, please mention our web site as the source. Similarly, if you link to them from your own web page(s), please E-mail jrbarnes@iglou.com giving the universal resource locater (URL), so that we may provide a reciprocal link.

Please send critiques, corrections, and/or additions to jrbarnes@iglou.com , or by snailmail to:
John Barnes
216 Hillsboro Ave
Lexington, KY 40511-2105


dBi Corporation was a one-man test house (testing laboratory) based in Lexington, Kentucky, testing a wide variety of commercial electronic products for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), electromagnetic interference (EMI), and electrostatic discharge (ESD) under its ISO 17025 accreditation. dBi was founded in Winchester, Kentucky in 1995 by Donald R. Bush, shortly after he retired from 30 years service with IBM Lexington's/ Lexmark's EMC Lab. John R. Barnes, who'd worked with Don at IBM Lexington and Lexmark, bought dBi in 2002 after Don's death, and moved the company to Lexington, Kentucky. John closed dBi at 11:59pm EDT on September 30, 2013, because ObamaCrap had increased operating expenses to the point that we could no longer afford to remain in business.

We'd like to thank all of the clients who chose dBi to test their products from 1995 to 2013. Below is a brief summary of our accomplishments during the 18 years we were in business.

From 1995 to 2001, under Don Bush's ownership and operation, dBi:

From 2002 to 2013, under John Barnes' ownership and operation, dBi:

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Last revised September 30, 2014