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March, 2020 - Vol 13, Issue 2
CEPD Broomfield and CEPD Loveland Offices
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IEEE Denver Meeting
IEEE High Plains Meeting
Compliance Testing
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IEEE Denver Dine and Learn
March Dine and Learn
by Dan Lubar
A big supporter of innovation, Dan Lubar is a cross-disciplinary electrical engineer w/30 years of experience.  Dan is a subject matter expert in today's "shortlist" of key fast-moving technology innovations: wireless(both fixed & mobile),  electric utility transition (changing business models & infrastructure), and the twin software innovations of distributed trust infrastructure (aka Blockchain), and AI, what Dan likes to call "Big Data-driven machine learning", which has never really been possible until recently.
Date March 10, 2020
Time 6:00-9:00pm 
Where Rock Bottom Brewery
10633 Westminster Blvd #900
Westminster, CO
Room: Promenade 
Registration Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE Denver
IEEE AES Society ( Co-sponsored by  Association of Old Crows, Mile High Chapter)
Satellite Navigation and Sensing
by Dr. Jade Morton
Satellite-based navigation has impacted nearly every aspect of our modern society. Yet, this powerful technology relies on extremely low power, vulnerable signals traversing a vast space to reach receivers on the Earth surface or near-Earth space environments. Many complex elements interfere with the signals along their propagation path, including plasma in the upper atmosphere, water vapor in the lower troposphere, as well as physical objects and electromagnetic sources in the user environments. These nuisance factors degrade and limit navigation systems performance. Understanding their effects on navigation signals is the pre-requisite for developing robust navigation technologies that can mitigate these elements impact.
Date March 11, 2020
Time 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where CU Aerospace Engineering Science Bldg
3775 Discovery Drive
Boulder, Colorado
Room Number: 114
Registration Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE AES Society
The Right Time for Compliance Testing
    Although a necessity, compliance testing is usually held off until an electronic device has gone through several design iterations. In fact, the product may be "ready for production" by the time compliance testing is even considered. In this case, it's probably too late. On the other hand, if the design is not yet resembling the final form factor and in its representative enclosure, then it's probably too early.
    Despite the design engineers having used best practices and performed verification and validation testing, regulatory tests are difficult to pass on the first try. It is usually the case that some modifications to the design are required in order to pass. Knowing the design's shortcomings as early as possible saves time and cost in the product development cycle.
    CEPD offers engineering support to our customers with regulatory compliance. We recommend that our customers perform engineering testing when the following are ready:
- The functional bugs have been resolved for the first hardware revision
- The unit's software is nearly completed
- The design resembles the final form factor
    Following these steps allows for issues to be identified and debugged at the test lab and on the bench before going to the next revision.
    So, when is the right time? The short answer is: As early as possible with the first revision of representative electronics and mechanical components.
    Call CEPD! We are here to help you through the design, testing, and continuing support of your product! -CC
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. 
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