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June, 2010 - Vol 3, Issue 5


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The next IEEE Signal Processing Society meeting will be a joint meeting with the IEEE Comunications Society on Thursday, June 10th, 6:00pm at Devry University, room 300. The topic is:
FPGA-Based Wireless Communications Systems Design
By Matthew Brown, Avnet
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The ANT™ Wireless Protocol
ANT is an ultra low power, inexpensive, wireless protocol and silicon solution.  The ANT protocol can be implemented using single-chips such as the nRF24AP2 or nRF24AP1, which integrate a 2.4GHz RF transceiver with the embedded ANT protocol, or by implementing an ANT module.  An ANT module consists of a complete wireless solution with RF circuitry and optimized antenna. ANT functions in the license-free 2.4GHz ISM band. ANT also offers micro-watt power consumption, 64-bit network key,16-bit CRC error detection, up to 232 addressable device nodes, and uni- and bi- directional channel support.
ANT+ enhances the ANT protocol for connecting sensors and display devices. These devices include watches, heart rate monitors, and bicycle computers. ANT+ defines specialized profiles (specifying data formats, channel parameters, and network keys) to target popular applications such as: heart rate monitors, speed and distance monitors, bicycle speed/cadence sensors/power sensors, weight scale devices, fitness equipment sensors, and temperature sensors.  
CEPD  is a Third party developer with Biometrics/PC Coach in the ANT+ Alliance.  If you need assistance with development your wireless application CEPD can help.
Additional ANT™ Resources can be found here: http://www.thisisant.com
We have two employment openings 
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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