“Cornwall offers us an alternative way to access the European technology market without relocating to the city,” according to Progranalog head of UK operations Rob Misselbrook. “We’re paying almost a quarter of what we would for office space in places like London and Oxford, we can rent our office space on a month-by-month basis, and the quality of living in the region is helping us attract some great talent.”
So far it has filled a full-time sales role and part-time marketing role, and is planning to source junior graduates from within and outside the region.
Progranalog is known by its LoadSlammer brand of high-speed transient load testers, which plug directly into PCBs to test point-of-load power supplies.
For example, its LSP1000 can draw up to 500A with a resolution of 1A, slewing at 3,200A/μs.
It has a partnership with Xilinx and models for Xilinx chip sockets.
“LoadSlammer was designed to test different power management solutions with a consistent testing methodology across multiple platforms,” according to Progranalog. “Determining the appropriateness of a dc-dc power supply has become much harder due to the complexity of newer architectures and the level of integration – non-linear control loops, multi-phase outputs and microcontrollers are standard features within power management solutions today.”