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March, 2015 - Vol 8, Issue 2
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IEEE Denver Presents Dine & Learn: 

Managing Wireless Spectrum: Where We've Come From, Where We're Going by By Dan Lubar

Mr Lubar is a consultant, in wireless communications Standards development, infrastructure, and technology policy. Dan has been active in spectrum policy as a founding member of the White Space Alliance, and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance. Dan serves as the Vice Chair of IEEE-USA's Committee on Communications Policy. He has also served as the IEEE's Denver section as Government Affairs Liaison.  

Date:March 10, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Rock Bottom Brewery  "Promenade Room"
10633 Westminster Blvd #900
Westminster, CO 80020
6:00 - 6:15 Registration and Appetizers
6:00 - 7:15 Dinner and Networking
7:30 - 9:00 Presentation


3D Printing

   2015 continues to promise new 3D printing innovations. Stereolithography, using a UV laser to harden materials layer by layer, originated in the early 80's, and at that time 3D printers sold for around $100,000. As the technology evolves, prices have come down, and now consumer versions of these printers can be purchased for under $500.00. These 3 dimensional robots can even build themselves. 

   Printing technology has grown from a small faction into a large community over the last 20 years and now includes an open-source community named RepRapModern printers utilize fusion deposition, which uses melted extruded plastics such as PLA, Nylon, and the more common ABS, to form 3D objects layer by layer. These layers are typically about 4 mils, which is as thin as a sheet of paper. 

   At CES this year, Makerbot announced their plans to release new filament (the printable material) at the end of 2015 which mimics the look and feel of limestone, maple wood, iron, or bronze. Michael Toutonghi, formerly of Microsoft and Parallels, announced his plans to release a new filament that allows anyone to print circuits, wires, sensors, power connectors and other electrical components inside 3D-printed products.  Marketing Technologies has published a professional low cost 3D printer comparison.

The days of fusing electrical and mechanical design are just around the corner!  - NS

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 / PLD
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Switching Power Supply Design
  • Battery charging (all chemistries)
  • PCB Design and Layout
  • Analysis,Test 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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