Executive Summary

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

December 19, 2010

The goal of Robust Electronic Design is to put products into production, profitably. This includes not only the initial design/development and manufacturing of the products, but also supporting your customers so that they will continue to buy and use your company's goods and services.

Design/development is an iterative (looping) process:

Robust Electronic Design pushes as many as possible of these trial-and-error cycles to the front end of the design/development process. While a product is still pencil marks on paper, or bits in a computer's memory, decisions can be:

By making this up-front investment in Robust Electronic Design, a company can: For an electronic product that your company will sell or lease to others, Robust Electronic Design's focus is that the product:
  1. Works safely and reliably.
  2. Can be manufactured economically, for as long as desired.
  3. May be marketed and used worldwide.
  4. Can be easily adapted/upgraded to meet your customers' changing needs.
For electronic equipment that your company uses to develop/manufacture/test/ repair/calibrate/maintain your company's products and services, Robust Electronic Design's focus is that the equipment:
  1. Works safely and reliably.
  2. Can be built and debugged quickly, then maintained for as long as it may be needed.
  3. May be used wherever it is needed.
  4. Can be easily adapted to handle new/additional product requirements and new products.
The principles of Robust Electronic Design have been applied and refined over nearly three decades in the computer and electronics industries. Sycor, IBM and Lexmark have used these principles to develop, and put into mass production, intelligent terminals, printers, network adapters, and Digital-Office products.
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 December 19, 2010.