Eidsvoll Electronics (EIDEL) is a leading designer and supplier of advanced electronics including hardware, software and instrumentation services. Our products ranges from specialized space grade instruments like sensors for space situational awareness and sounding rocket payload control systems to sensor data acquisition, telemetry and quantum proof encryption. For more than 50 years EIDEL has delivered products and services to a broad set of industries like defense, space, automotive, process industry, energy, marine and offshore engineering.
Eidel, the story
EIDEL was founded in a garage in Eidsvoll in 1966 by the inventor and former FFI-engineer Erik Olsson. A year later EIDEL's delivered as one of it first projects a satellite telemetry decoder to Tromsø Telemetry Station. To meet a growing demand for scientific instruments and environmental measurements Erik gathered a crew of bright engineers and moved into larger and more suitable premises in the vicinity. In the years that followed EIDEL became a national pioneer in research and development in advanced telemetry and space grade instruments.
‘Innovative Electronics’ has always been EIDEL’s trademark. Erik and his crew buildt a company with a culture where employees are eager to explore, learn and solve problems in new areas. Such when developing remote measurement and control systems for subsea vessels and offshore oil platforms, and when EIDEL developed an avalanche detection system. And lets not forget the "Hønemøkkraker" (automatic chicken shit remover) which EIDEL designed and deployed to local farms in the region.
In 1987 EIDEL celebrated its 20th anniversary and produced a promotional video, “EIDEL, the story” where you can see several of these inventions.
Even though Erik retired from the company in 1987, EIDEL's has maintained it's core values of empowerment, synergy and curiosity and strengthened its position as a strategic technology partner to national defense and space industry. EIDEL has close relationships with regional and international academia and research institutes such as CENSS – Centre for Space Sensors and Systems, UiO, NTNU, ESA and Norwegian Space Agency.
EIDEL's off shelf solutions includes sensors and control systems for space situational awareness, payload control systems, secure communication, data acquisition and encryption. EIDEL also provides services such as research and development, instrumentation assembly, integration and test and cleanroom rental. EIDEL market through larger companies and representatives domestically and internationally. Production in numbers beyond prototype is normally subcontracted. Final assembly, testing and burn-in are taken care off in-house.
In our pursuit for higher quality we have implemented a Quality Management System (QMS).
The QMS is certified according to NS-EN ISO 9001:2015.