CEPD News 
February, 2013 - Vol 6, Issue 1
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Management Update
New Tool Suite
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Our Company is evolving
CEPD congratulates Chris Crosby on his recent promotion to President of CEPD, Inc. Chris will be taking on more of the day to day management while Dave Farrell settles in as Vice President to focus more on Engineering.
    Both David and Chris will continue to support client's Engineering needs with the same long standing dedication to quality and service as before. Our goals remain the same, to provide high quality work at affordable rates to help make our customer's projects succeed.

    Help us congratulate Chris and Dave in their new roles by giving them more work to do!  

New Capabilities

CEPD continues to expand its capabilities by keeping current with, and upgrading to new tools as the industry evolves.

    We have added Altium design and layout experience to our supported tool list. We also continue to support both newer and older versions of Orcad, PADS, Matlab, and a wide variety of compilers for various embedded microprocessors, DSPs and FPGAs.

Society News

Cable Labs will be hosting the next IEEE Signal Processing Society meeting on March 4th at 6-8pm
Location: CableLabs, 858 Coal Creek Circle Louisville, CO 80027

High Efficiency Video Coding Standard (HEVC)
by Gary Sullivan

This talk will present the new High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC). HEVC has been the most recent joint project of the ITU-T VCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG standards groups, and the development of HEVC brings together the technology advances made over the last decade since the completion of H.264 / MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC). A decade ago, AVC rapidly became the dominant technology for video world-wide, due to its doubling of compression performance relative to the prior H.262 / MPEG-2 Video standard. Now HEVC can double the compression performance of AVC. Since AVC has become approximately half of network traffic world-wide, HEVC can ease pressure on global telecommunication networks. Alternatively, HEVC can usher in an era of improved video quality and facilitate emerging ultra-high-definition (UHD) video services. The HEVC design was approved as a final draft in January 2013 by both ITU-T and ISO/IEC, and is now ready to be deployed for a very broad range of video applications. The talk will discuss the HEVC technical design, its deployment status, and new efforts underway to further extend its capabilities - including the standardization of application range extensions, scalability extensions, and 3D video coding extensions.

Gary received his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville in 1982 and 1983, respectively, and Ph.D. and Engineer's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991. He is a Video/Image Technology Architect in the Windows division of Microsoft Corporation. Gary has led the development of today's video coding standards. He has received many awards and is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE. More information is available on the IEEE SPS website.
If you would like help developing a new product or if you find your project understaffed, 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.)
  • Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic: FPGA / CPLD / EPLD
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Switching Power Supply Design
  • Battery charging (all chemistries)
  • 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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