About

Experts in measurement, analysis, and calibration of Time & Frequency

Pendulum Instruments’ achievements and reputation are founded on the people. Our brand stands for reliability and quality, and so does our staff. The quality of the team is best proven by the global success and status of Pendulum Instruments. Our team is characterized by knowledge, trust, communication and flexibility, and our customers are always in the focus. Please meet our sales and support team, who are ready to support you in all projects, whether small or large.

60+ Years of Experience and Expertise

The company roots date back to the 1950’s, when Pendulum was the Swedish branch of Philips Test & Measurement division. Pendulum Instruments was a spin-off in 1998, and has grown substantially since then, via its own development and acquisitions. Pendulum Instruments currently has offices in Poland, Sweden and USA, and we have sales representatives in approximately 100 countries on all continents plus service centers in several countries.

Markets Served

Today, our products fit the needs of metrology, aerospace and defense, telecom, oscillator manufacturing, RF and Microwave, electronic industries, contract manufacturing and automotive industries, in around 100 countries worldwide.

Quality and Recognition

Pendulum products have been awarded “Best-in-Test” honorable mention from T&M World magazine several times, and Pendulum Instruments was awarded “Electronic Company of the Year” in the “Elektronik i Norden” magazine. Our reputation has created strategic alliances with a.o. Fluke and other big global T&M companies.

Background

2020 Pendulum Instruments purchased Detectus AB, experts in pre-compliance EMC-scanners
Pendulum Instruments purchased FLC Electronics AB, experts in high-voltage linear amplifiers and arbitrary pulse pattern generators.
2019Pendulum Instruments launches its first own new developed products after spin off from Spectracom.
2017Original Pendulum products are bought back and transferred to Pendulum Poland. Pendulum Instruments expands and grows again globally.
2011Pendulum leaves the Orolia group, Spectracom is the product owner, but all Pendulum products continue to be maintained, produced and serviced in Pendulum Poland.
2009Pendulum was merged with another Orolia company, Spectracom, to form one global time & frequency systems company operating under the Spectracom name.
Pendulum purchases product rights for GNSS simulators from Finnish Naviva (the start of the GSG family).
2008Pendulum acquired all assets from UK Rapco (manufacturer of frequency standards and timing equipment).
Pendulum became part of the Orolia Group.
2005XL Microwave (a CA-based manufacturer of microwave frequency counters) was acquired and transformed into the US branch Pendulum Instruments, Inc.
Pendulum opened its own office in China.
2004A Russian subsidiary was established.
2000Sales under own brand name. Start of global expansion.
1998Spin-off from Philips and new company name: Pendulum Instruments.
1990’sSales under the Fluke brand name worldwide.
1960’sThe roots of Pendulum is created as the Philips T&M competence center for Time & Frequency in Stockholm, Sweden.

Our Values

The company’s daily functioning is determined by responsibility towards the environment (minimizing pollution and waste production). Organization of work and production is governed by “zero accident” policy and strict adherence to Health, Security and Environment standards. Key development principles emphasize the equal importance of investment in both technical innovations and human capital.

We aim at offering our employees optimum working conditions and perspectives for development. We want to share with them the values on which Pendulum Instruments is founded: cooperation, community and respect for the environment. We would like to make Pendulum Instruments a place where everyone feels free to fulfil their personal potential.

Customer First

We, at Pendulum Instruments, realize that our existence is based on the trust our customers place in us. Serving our customers is our main focus. We thrive by building partnerships with our customers regardless of their size. We respond to customers’ wishes and because of our flexible organization, we adapt quickly. We are prepared to modify our instruments to meet specified modifications; something we have done several times throughout the years.

Marcin Sawicki

Managing Director

General Manager of the company for the past 10 years. Graduated with MBA and Mechanical Engineering studies. Passionate to work with people and new technologies.
Harald Kruger

Global Sales Director

Multiple years of sales experience within T&M market and business development. Global Sales Director and responsible for Japan and Vietnam as well as the Middle East except for Israel.
Staffan Johansson

Strategic Product Manager

39 years experience in marketing and product management in T&M.
Hongbo Nie

Area Sales Manager

Multiple years of experience in sales within the T&M market. Sales Manager for China, Taiwan and Hongkong.
Krzysztof Mazur

Area Sales Manager

Multiple years of international sales within the T&M market. Area Sales Manager for Central and East Europe and Israel.
Jan Eriksson

Area Sales Manager

Experienced within sales globally. Sales Manager for Northern Europe & Benelux and product ambassador for Detectus product line.
Eva Chapa

Sales US, Canada and Latin America

Long-standing experience with T&M and sales.
Ewa Bartłomiejczyk

Area Sales Manager & Marketing Coordinator

Area Sales Manager for Asia (excl. Japan, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and Hongkong) and Australia and New Zealand. Experience with T&M and sales support.

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

Our Frequency Analyzers, with modulation domain analysis possibility, plus pulsed RF analysis of short radar pulses, have found their way into many of the world’s leading military electronics companies. The main test objects are radio-based equipment in the RF and microwave segment, like communication radios, missile guidance, radar, and navigation equipment. The Modulation Domain analysis gives additional information on the signal under test, compared to traditional oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzers, like frequency agile hopping, frequency switching, PLL control loops, short-term stability of oscillators (ADEV), Radar chirp frequency profiling and more.

We are a regular supplier of frequency counters for maintenance and calibration use, to the defense forces around the world, with approx. four thousand counters sold so far this millennium.

METROLOGY & CALIBRATION

Our traceable Rubidium frequency standards are used in many national time and frequency metrology labs around the world, as well as in independent calibration labs, and company internal calibration labs. They are low-cost traceable substitutes for Cesium clocks, with near-Cesium stability Our high-end Frequency Counter/Analyzers are also frequent instruments for time and frequency calibration of reference oscillators, and for high-resolution phase-comparison between atomic clocks.

OSCILLATOR MANUFACTURERS

Most of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end oscillators, from Japan via Asia/Pacific, Russia, Europe to the USA, are using the Pendulum Frequency counters in production test systems for maximum test throughput, thanks to the very fast measurement speed combined with high resolution.

In the R&D team, Frequency Counter/Analyzers together with TimeView, the Modulation Domain Analysis SW, are used to analyze PLL and synthesizer behavior in the modulation domain (frequency versus time), verify short term stability (ADEV), warm-up stability, and wander (TIE, MTIE) of the oscillators.

TELECOM

Many of the world-leading telecom industries use our products, especially manufacturers of wireless network equipment for GSM, 3G, 4G, LTE and 5G. The traceable Frequency standard GPS-89 is a typical in-house frequency reference, normally distributed via optical fiber by our Frequency Distribution Amplifiers to multiple test benches and test systems. When the end products, for example radio base stations, are tested, our Frequency Counter/Analyzers perform various measurements, like time delay between multiple MIMO antenna elements, frequency verification of master oscillator, and more.

In the R&D groups our Modulation Domain Analysis is a valuable tool to analyze the quality of the time synchronization (jitter and wander).

SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Our products are found in various research institutes and advanced universities all around the world. You will find them in Aerospace science labs, for example NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and ESA. In Advanced time and frequency labs like NIST, RISE, NICT. In Physical Research labs like John Hopkins APL, AIST, and in the majority of all major universities in Asia, Europe and North America. Our Frequency Counter/Analyzers are used for ultra-high speed, high resolution time / frequency measurements and analysis in various physical research, and our High-Voltage Linear amplifiers find their way to high-voltage science labs for material science research, whether national labs, universities, or company internal research labs, like Samsung.

Sometimes our Frequency standards supply the reference frequency to these labs, with frequency distribution to multiple research benches.

ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY

The Pendulum products are popular affordable, high-resolution and easy-to-use tools in various electronic industries around the world, for example many of the major consumer electronics companies, world-leading contract manufacturers, electronic RF & Microwave component manufacturers (for example radar sensors for speed control), other global test & measurement companies, medical electronics industries, automotive electronics industry, and more. Frequency Counters are used in production as a high-performance, yet an affordable, tool for verification of basic time and frequency parameters, with ultimate measurement speed for high throughput. Sometimes our Frequency standards supply the reference frequency to the test system. In R&D, the Modulation Domain Analysis adds new insight into the behavior of the design in the modulation domain, which traditional oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzers cannot give.

Our EMC Scanners make affordable pre-compliance EMC measurements, improving design, reducing time-to-market, and eliminating costly re-visits to the accredited EMC test lab.

For industries requiring high-voltage stimuli our High Voltage Linear amplifiers can boost low level signals to the level required for e.g. LCD, plasma, OLED, MEMS, and Piezo-electric testing.

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