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May, 2010 - Vol 3, Issue 4

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The next IEEE Signal Processing Society meeting will be on Tuesday, May 18th, 6:00pm at Devry University, room 300. The topic is: 
Model Based Imaging:
 In Search of the Free Lunch
By Prof. Charles Bouman
from Purdue University
IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer
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More Wireless Expertise
This month CEPD added ANT+ and Bluetooth to its list of supported wireless technologies. 
Embedded Linux
Linux has long run on PC platforms.  Recently, Linux has gained support for many of the popular microcontroller, DSP, and general purpose processor architectures, making it a realistic off the shelf solution for embedded systems. If you need video support, internet connectivity, remote access, or USB services in your design, Linux may provide your project significant value. These days there are about as many Linux distributions to choose from as there are microcontrollers, so how should you choose? Many times, manufacturers will provide a Linux board support package to entice you to buy the development hardware or microcontroller they manufacture. Analog Devices has a large Linux community based around the uCLinux distribution for its Blackfin DSP controllers. TI also offers instructions on how to build your own kernel for the OMAP DSP/ARM processor, and also has significant support from 3rd party vendors. Below we have listed some popular Linux distributions and resources to help with making decisions about which hardware to choose, which Linux distribution is best for the platform, and how to develop Linux modules.
Popular Embedded Linux Distributions
uClinux -- a derivative of Linux specifically for microprocessors which do not provide Memory Management Units (MMUs). Supports a growing list of processors including: Analog Devices Blackfin, Motorola DragonBall (M68EZ328), M68328, M68EN322, ColdFire, QUICC; ARM7TDMI; MC68EN302; Axis ETRAX; Intel i960; PRISMA; Atari 68k;
Wind River Linux -- Wind River offers a General Purpose Platform Linux distribution with optional Real-time Core add-on. It also offers the following "Platform" Linux distributions aimed at specific vertical-market applications: Mobile Internet Devices (based on Intel Atom architecture), Infotainment, Network Equipment, and Consumer Devices
Additional Embedded Linux Project Resources
A list of Embedded Linux Distributions
We are hiring!
CEPD has an opening for an EE or ECE with at least 2 years experience.  We also have an opening for an entry level CAD designer.  If you are interested, please email your resume to [email protected] (no drop ins, please).
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, Bluetooth, ANT+, 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 initial proposal we create and the initial discussion required! 
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