FAQs

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT A NEW PROJECT?

For project inquiries, you can fill out our contact form here.

HOW DO I GET DESIGN DETAILS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS?

Due to a variety of restrictions, you will need to contact HDL via email or telephone. For general specifications, please see our Products

HOW DO I GET A LIST OF CREDIT REFERENCES?

Due to identity theft risk, you will need to contact HDL purchasing via telephone. 

DOES HDL EXPORT ITS PRODUCTS?

No, but HDL will work with the U.S. Government to determine the appropriate classification for its products to support it's client's export efforts. 

DOES HDL LICENSE OUTSIDE PRODUCTION OF ITS DESIGNS?

Generally, no.

DOES HDL USE CONTRACT ASSEMBLERS?

No, we build everything in-house. For more information, see What We Do

ARE HDL EMPLOYEES TRAINED AND CERTIFIED?

Yes, all production operators and inspectors are trained and certified to CLASS 3 standards of J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 and a host of other essential skills. 

DO ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS?

Only to the extent needed to comply with other requirements and with express client concurrence. For a complete list, contact your Client Account Manager.

ARE HDL PRODUCTS ROHS COMPLIANT?

Yes, via the military use exemption.

IS HDL ITAR REGISTERED?

Yes, HDL has a documented technology control plan that includes compliance with ITAR.

DOES HDL HAVE A DOCUMENTED QUALITY PROGRAM?

Yes. HDL is registered as a design and build firm per AS9100 and ISO9001 standards. For more information, please refer to our Fact Sheet

DOES HDL HAVE A TIN WHISKER RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM?

Yes, please refer to our Fact Sheet for more information. 

DOES HDL MEET THE CYBER SECURITY REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY THE DOD?

Yes, HDL meets DOD regulations. 

I NEED TO SEND YOU A PARCEL, WHERE DO I SEND IT?

HDL Research Lab

406 W Blue Bell Rd 

Brenham, Texas 77833

Please note that the US Post Office will not deliver to this address. Parcel delivery to any other address is expressly prohibited. 

I NEED TO SEND YOU MAIL, WHERE DO I SEND IT?

HDL Research Lab

PO Box 2108

Brenham, Texas 77834

Please note that mail and parcel delivery addresses differ. 

HOW CAN I EXPRESS MY SATISFACTION OR DISSATISFACTION WITH AN HDL EMPLOYEE?

We want to know about your experience. Customer satisfaction is vitally important to our firm and professional conduct is expected of our entire team. If you have a positive or negative experience, please share that feedback directly to President and CEO Kai Lichtenberg at kai@hdlpower.com.

FACT SHEET

Mission & PHILOSOPHY

Our mission is to supply the highest quality custom products and to compel excellence and innovation in all aspects of our business. HDL practices basic business philosophies that stress service, quality, and technical excellence. The firm maintains a loyal client base and encourages early involvement. HDL's ongoing commitment to the development and implementation of innovative business ideas increases the value delivered to our customers on a regular and recurring basis.

Engineering Technical Expertise

HDL's expert design teams employ CAE tools such as P- Spice™ and Algor™ to model their designs, interactive tools such as a gain-phase margin systems to enhance their designs, and CAD tools to prepare their engineering drawings and associated lists. Applying theory and previous experience, HDL engineers develop cutting-edge designs to assure the best blend of value, reliability, and risk.

Manufacturing Capabilities

HDL's application of SWARM manufacturing and LEAN techniques ensures the production of high quality products. Production flow is circular, which allows in-process inspection at key manufacturing stages. Hand, Displacement, Wave, and IR Reflow soldering techniques are used and soldering personnel are trained in proper electronics technology production practices per ANSI/J-STD-001 Class 3 and IPC-A-610 Class 3. HDL also maintains IPC7711/7721 certification for rework/repair requirements. 

In line with HDL's commitment to personalized customer service, an internal magnetics cell assures the custom production of magnetics per MIL-T-27. Organic automation is achieved using screen printers, an 11-Zone Cyclonic IR Oven, an Automated Optical Inspection System, and three Dynapert SMD pick-and-place machines. Surge requirements can be easily accommodated using SWARM manufacturing and given an operating density saturation of only 55% of resources. 

Testing Program & Capabilities

HDL's fully-equipped test facility—complete with a conducted EMI/EMC lab for engineering development, qualification tests, and production tests—provides the capability to offer clients test program tailoring. The business' internal ESS testing assures the highest deployed end-item reliability with the least schedule risk. Acceptance testing is supported by three high speed NH Research 5600 series, a 6-station Automated Power Supply test system with programmable AC and DC sources, and SPC process/circuit monitoring. HDL also has an X-Tek XTV 130 X-ray system for root cause analysis and LCC inspection. 

HDL Testing Capabilities: Acceleration, Altitude, EMI/EMC, Humidity, Immersion, Nuclear Survivability, Rain, Salt, Fog, Sand/Dust, Solar Radiation, Shock-Transport, Shock-High Impact, Temperature/Altitude, Temperature-High, Temperature-Low, Temperature/Humidity, Temperature-Shock, Vibration-Sinusoidal, Vibration-Random, and Environmental Stress Screening.

Tin Whisker Risks

HDL is exempt from RoHS requirements. HDL employs a GEIA compliant risk management program which includes assessment using a HiSpex Maxxi XRF machine for receiving inspection and tin whisker risk mitigation. 

Obsolescence Program

HDL addresses obsolescence issues in a proactive manner to alleviate obsolescence risks for new and on-going projects, avoid schedule impacts, and improve the accuracy of material shortage forecasts using a three-tiered, multi-disciplined approach consistent with the DMSMS Acquisition Guidelines.

Quality Assurance

HDL's comprehensive quality assurance program creates an environment of total quality awareness throughout the company and its suppliers. Online intranet tools, Statistical Process Control, Electrostatic Discharge Control, and Total Quality Management combine in a core system to meet even the most demanding client's needs. Assembled printed wiring boards pass through a large frame Mirtec AOI System at 10x power to assure tireless consistency for component type, value, polarity, placement, and workmanship defects. HDL is also AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified. 

Previous Service

SPY-1 AEGIS, Patriot, SM-6, JSF F-35, HISAR, B-1B, Tomahawk AGR4, JAGM, Adv-AEHF, PHALANX, RAM, ATRU, LCS, SeaRAM, HARM, AARGM, HCSM, F-16 PDU, MTS CSP, EPLRS, E2 TARA, LAV-AT, E2D Hawkeye, FCS NLOS, MREO & LREO, SAS-ISP, DDG-UPS, NMT-ACM, CIRCM, AN/TPQ-36/37 Sentinel/Firefinder, AGMS-PCU, JATAS, MILSTAR, SCAMP, FOT, AN/ALQ-22, ROTHR, BCTM GCV, SMART-T, Skyguard, EA-6B UEU, Big Safari, AN/WSC-6, JTCTS, GBU15/AGM-130, C-17 CAWS, Harpoon MK105 & MK 78, MK-84, MK 86, MK 125, Sparrow, Trailblazer, IEWCS, AN/TPS-70/75, AN/TRC-170, UAV, AN/ALQ-156, MDR/HDR, Super Cobra, Rail Garrison, Pacerlink II, Digital MAD, B-52, F-14, F-15, F-18, AN/WQN-1, Space Station Ultrasound, Stellar/Horizon Sat.

Environmental Statements

Click here for an overview of HDL's compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and REACH. 

Travel to Brenham

HDL Corporate Rate Hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites

La Quinta of Brenham

Palace Inn

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Brenham South

Ant Street Inn Bed & Breakfast

Local Eats & Drinks:

Volare Italian Restaurant 

96 West

Funky Art Cafe

BT Longhorn Saloon

Smitty's Cafe & Bakery

Yumm! Sweets & Eats

Mobius Coffeehouse

Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten

Roux St. Beer, Wine, & Cajun Cuisine