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May, 2018 - Vol 11, Issue 3
CEPD Broomfield and CEPD Loveland Offices
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IEEE High Plains Meeting
Solar Made Easy
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IEEE High Plains Technical Meeting
Beginning with the inclusion of simple multiplier blocks at the 130nM process node, FPGA compute hardware solutions have continually evolved becoming more capable, flexible, and scalable with each generation. These embedded compute elements, together with high density RAM elements, flexible logic modules, and ubiquitous interconnect support implementation of extremely compute intensive algorithms in a power efficient manner.
Growing FPGA compute capabilities provide more options for implementation and more options to manage data flow and for partitioning complex compute operations between hardware and software. Algorithm Developers, Software Programmers, Embedded Programmers and FPGA Hardware Engineers can all contribute to this process and tool chains are evolving to support this collaboration. Complex systems also must be verified which drives the need for a more unified flow that supports all phases of the development process. Higher level tools have evolved to the point where there are several alternatives from which to choose.
Date May 17, 2018
Time 6:00-8:30pm
Rialto Center
Deveraux Room 2nd Floor
228 East 4th St.
Loveland, CO 80526

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE High Plains

IEEE Hydroelectric Plant Tour
Constructed in 1909 to produce electricity for the Stanley Hotel and surrounding areas, F. O. Stanley sold the plant to the Public Service Company of Colorado in 1928. In 1945, the Town of Estes Park purchased and maintained the Hydro plant until it was severely damaged in 1982 by the Lawn Lake Flood. The Historic Fall River Hydro plant was restored and opened to the public as an interpretive center in 2002 and features original equipment installed by Stanley, machinery from an addition in 1921, and a diesel unit installed by the Public Service Company in 1938. Interpretive panels document the growth of Estes Park, its insatiable need for electricity, and the Lawn Lake Flood disaster.
May 19, 2018
1754 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Estes Park,, Colorado
United States 80517

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Website IEEE High Plains Events

Solar for Your Home Made Easy
Installing a solar panel system for your home sounds like a daunting task. A small system is no longer difficult to do yourself. Solar panel kits are available online which allow you to mount the panel and then simply plug it in to feed 120V AC directly into your home via a wall outlet.  It is currently $750 for the first one and $670 for add on panels. They each create about 1KWh per sunny day and are eligible for the federal 30% tax deduction.  The rate we pay for electricity is about $0.12 per KWh. Each panel would save about $30/yr.  At today's rates, it will take over 20 years to pay off the panels, a bit faster with your tax break.  This is definitely something to watch as the price of panels decrease, and the price of electricity increases.  -DF
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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