About Us

About Us



Ectron Corporation is a leading manufacturer of instrumentation amplifiers, precision thermocouple simulator-calibrators and other metrology tools, equipment and accessories. Founded in 1964 by Earl Cunningham, Ectron specializes in products designed to provide highly accurate data, even in harsh environmental conditions. Ectron’s products are sold to customers in the Military, Industrial, Research Laboratories, Pharmaceutical, Process Control and other industries.


Ectron’s line of conditioner products including its 400 Series conditioner amplifiers find application wherever accurate data is required under environmentally harsh operating conditions. In fact, Ectron’s products have been used for decades in government test facilities; in the field by various segments of the military including on Cruise Missiles, rocket launches and even aboard the Space Shuttle; on test tracks in the auto industry and in numerous other commercial, industrial, aerospace and military settings.


Quality and customer welfare are uppermost in the efforts of all Ectron employees. Product specifications are stated as the maximum deviation from the ideal rather than only typical performance. For quality assurance all test equipment is referenced to in-house standards that are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.​ All our products go through rigorous environmental, electrical, and other acceptance and quality tests ensuring high performance and reliability.



December 18


Earl Cunningham founded Ectron Corporation in San Diego California. In its inaugural year, Ectron introduces a line of ruggedized miniature conditioner amplifiers.
December 18


Ectron develops the first high precision thermocouple simulator calibrator.
December 18


Ectron develops a line of high precision gas turbine over speed monitors designed specifically to work in extremely harsh environmental conditions.
December 18


U.S. Navy awards contract to Ectron to equip its calibration labs and calibration teams with the 1140A thermocouple simulator calibrator.
December 18


U.S. Air Force awards Ectron the contract to equip all its calibration labs worldwide with Ectron’s 1140B thermocouple simulator calibrator.
December 18


Ectron’s 1140A thermocouple simulator calibrator is introduced, and is quickly recognized as the gold standard of thermocouple simulator calibrators on the market. Today, the 1140A remains the gold standard.
December 24


Ectron partners with Xceler Systems in order to provide machine learning and artificial intelligence for computing and IoT solutions.