CEPD News 
February, 2010 - Vol 3, Issue 1



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Our 14th Year
Society News
More Links
More Chaos
Quick Links
CEPD's Web Site
Our 14th year
In 2010, we are happy to enter our 14th year as an electrical engineering and contract electronics design firm in our new location.  Number 13 lived up to its reputation last year. Goodbye and good riddance to year number 13, and 2009 :-).  Feel free to call and invite yourself over to visit our new building and check out our solar powered wireless Zigbee set up.
Society News
The IEEE Signal Processing Society is presenting a double header:
    The MPEG-4 Part 10 / H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) Standard and its Extensions
by Dr. Gary Sullivan (Microsoft)
                  - and -
    MPEG Unified Speech and Audio Coding
by Dr. Schuyler Quackenbush (Audio Research Labs)
Monday, February 22, 2010 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
at the Discovery Learning Center at CU-Boulder.
Please click the link to register and RSVP for this event. 
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society is looking for members. For those who missed the Robotics Video Night this year, here are pictures and video.


More Favorite Links
We periodically update our favorite links on our website (see the left panel of this newsletter).  These links include free engineering and business tools.  A few new ones we are adding to our list are:
SMath Studio: a math paper like interface program
Scilab: a scientific software package for numerical computations
Gimp: the GNU Image Manipulation Program
More Practical Chaos
The fractal properties of self similarity and enormous length within a small area are being exploited in the wireless devices we use. Fractal antennas is an interesting topic you may wish to explore. 
Although not a fractal antenna, we are happy that CEPD's rooftop antenna is now up and working well on our building, covering the DTV, UHF and VHF bands.
We are hiring
We have an opening for an assistant engineer.  For more information, please see our employment page.
If you would like help developing a new product or if you find your project under staffed, CEPD can help you meet your deadlines. Our staff draws on years of diverse product design experience to provide creative and timely solutions for your product needs. Some of our specialties include:
  • DSP
  • Embedded Systems Hardware and Software
  • Data Acquisition
  • Wireless Sensor and Telemetry Systems (Zigbee, Cellular, VHF, etc.)
  • Motor Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic: FPGA / CPLD / EPLD
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Switching Power Supply Design
  • PCB Design and Layout
  • Analysis and Documentation
Our goal is to provide cost effective and expedient design options for our clients. Our services range from an hour of consultation to large turn-key product development projects. We provide detailed proposals, accurate estimates and time schedules to help you manage each phase of the project. We can offer fixed cost or time and materials proposals to suit your specific needs. There is no cost to you for the proposals we create and the initial discussions required! 
The Staff of CEPD, Inc.
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