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December, 2016 - Vol 9, Issue 5

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IEEE High Plains Meeting
IEEE High Plains Meeting
IEEE Denver
Embedded Security
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CEPD Opens Loveland Office
We are happy to announce our new branch at 1530 N. Boise Avenue in Loveland!  David Farrell, Scott Evans and Chris Pouzou work from this office serving Northern Colorado. Our Broomfield location remains our headquarters.
IEEE High Plains Meeting
Casey Kuhns from Poison Arrow will speak on the competitive Battel Bot business. He should have one of his units as a demo that evening at the Loveland Maker Space.
Date January 19, 2017
Time 6:00 - 9:00
Where 320 N. Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE High Plains Section

IEEE Denver Meeting
A Joint Chapter Meeting of Microwave Techniques and Technology with Antennas and Propagation
Information about the next generation of mobile infrastructure, 5G, and imaging up to 340 GHz will be reported.
Date January 19, 2017
Time 6:00-8:00pm
Where Discovery Learning Center, CU, Boulder, CO 

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE Denver Events

Embedded Security- Man in the Middle Attack
The Man in the Middle (MITM) attack occurs when a third party element is inserted within the communications path to gain access and/or alter the data being transferred.  It is becoming more necessary in embedded system design to authenticate external connections.  The addition of certificates (https) has helped reduce the instances of MITM takeovers by having a 3rd party verify that websites are in fact legitimate.  Likewise, data endpoints should carry some unique signature that sets them apart from others.  Regardless of the physical interface, perhaps your device should require a code before connecting, or perhaps some other authentication can be utilized. Whatever is decided, two things must be accounted for: 1) how can the MITM attack be prevented? and 2) if the attack occurs, is the data stream encrypted?  Asking these questions throughout your project will lead to a more secure and better designed product or system. -NM

If you would like help developing a new product or if your projects are understaffed, CEPD can help. 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:
  • Technical Project Management
  • Embedded Systems Hardware and Software
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • 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
We provide cost effective and expedient design options for our clients, regardless of the project's complexity.  Our detailed proposals, accurate estimates and time schedules will help you manage each phase of the project. 
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