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Spring, 2019 - Vol 12, Issue 2
CEPD Broomfield and CEPD Loveland Offices
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IEEE High Plains Meeting
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CEPD is Growing
CEPD is happy to announce that we have three new engineers on board: Welcome Zach, Jeff and Marcus! If you, or someone you know, is interested in an ECE position at CEPD, please send a resume' to hr@cepd.com.
IEEE High Plains Technical Meeting
  by Dr Gerado Brucker

Dr. Brucker will speak on Mass Spectrometer measurement technology in a vacuum. Dr. Brucker is the Chief Technology Officer for Pressure Measurement and Process Solutions Groups, Chief Scientist for the MKS Instruments, Inc. Granville-Phillips Product Line in Longmont, Colorado and Member of the Office of Technology representing the Pressure and Vacuum Measurement and Integrated Process Solution Groups.

Date May 16, 2019
Time 6:00-8:30pm
DeskChair workspace
201 East 4th Street
Loveland, Colorado
United States 80537

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE High Plains

IEEE Denver Section Announces
by Richard George
Many organizations have or are considering moving from on premise back office systems such as, Human Capital Management (HCM), Financial Management Systems (FMS), Supply Chain Management systems (SCM), to systems that are available in the Cloud such as Software as a Service (SaaS). This presentation will present research findings from 1,600 organizations on what back office systems they are using, why they are making a change and some misconceptions about both. Many are moving to SaaS due to update costs, operations, staffing levels, mobility, and the total cost of ownership (TCO). Research has revealed some surprising data which show that on premise systems may have some unexpected life left in them when features are enabled to provide end users with an intuitive and mobile platform. This presentation will be an exciting venture in to enterprise, financial, supply chain, management, and information systems.

Date April 25, 2019
Time 6:00-9:00 pm
Where University of Denver, 2155 E Wesley Ave, Denver, Colorado 80208
Building: Ritchie School of Engineering  Room Number: 301

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE Denver

Technology Readiness Level
If you have ever wondered how to determine how far an idea or prototype is from becoming a finished product ready for manufacturing, the Technology Readiness Assessment is one method to do just that. The Technology Readiness Levels form a nine-level scale initially developed by NASA in 1970s. The first level on the scale is "Basic principles observed and reported". This level is for the initial, back-of-the-napkin brainstorming that can be the genesis of a successful project. At the opposite end of the scale, TRL 9 denotes "Actual system 'flight proven' through successful mission operations". And after TRL 2, every step to a new level is punctuated by a test or series of tests that can be documented and recorded as the design matures.
Assessing the readiness of a design is an important tool to ensure you have completed the steps necessary to move your design toward production. A proper design assessment can allow a team to calculate where they are and when they could reach the finish line. It also allows groups to budget appropriately to make sure the finish line is in reach and that their prototype will fly over it rather than fall short.  Reference Links: WikipediaDOE G 413.3-4A
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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