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July 2021 - Vol 14, Issue 7
The Right to Repair
In July, an executive order was signed including directives to the FTC to draft new regulations aimed to disallow manufacturers from restricting consumers’ ability to repair their products. This order is meant to force companies to provide customers the tools and the knowledge required to repair items they have purchased.

The electronics industry is one of rapid changes. For example, Apple and Samsung release several new models of smartphones every year. Right to repair advocates have long argued that tech manufacturers have used parts that were designed to fail in a few years or forced software updates that cause older devices to slow down in order to force consumers to always buy their newest offerings. Tech companies argue that using and servicing older parts or software poses safety or security risks.

Right to repair laws also have environmental impacts. The ability to service existing products leads to less mining for rare earth elements as well as less electronic waste. Repairing electronics can also be fun! I learned how to solder because I wanted to fix the broken charging port on my old laptop. That laptop lasted me another two years!

IEEE Upcoming Events
IEEE Annual Elections are approaching and the candidates running for IEEE President-Elect and R5 Director have been invited to speak for a few minutes each. Then there will be time for the audience to ask questions of the candidates. Click here to learn more.

Date and Time
  • Date: 03 August 2021
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Space Foundation Upcoming Events
36th Space Symposium

Date and Time
  • Venue: Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Date: August 23 - 26, 2021
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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.)
  • IoT
  • 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. 
The Staff of CEPD, Inc.
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