Charles J. Lord

Charles J. Lord, PE is an embedded systems consultant and trainer with over 35 years' experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last twelve years, he has specialized in the integration of communication protocols into clients' products, including USB, Ethernet, and low-power wireless including ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, LoRa, and Thread. He has taught classes in these protocols for Freescale, Renesas, various universities and conferences including ESC and Arm TechCon. He has been a design partner with Freescale, Microchip, and Renesas. He also teaches webinars for various clients on IoT and embedded systems topics. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C. and provides training and consulting services through his company, Blue Ridge Advanced Design, in Asheville, N.C. He is a licensed professional engineer in NC and a senior member of the IEEE. In his volunteer work at the IEEE, he has served at many levels from local to regional to board committees. He is currently the chair of the IEEE NC Council, chair of the Western NC IEEE Consultants Network, and was general chair of IEEE SoutheastCon 1995 and 2017.
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February 27 – Day 2 – Simple Interfaces that Aren’t So Simple

Many off-the-shelf microcontrollers include human-machine interface (HMI) circuitry to enable ‘simple’ inputs and outputs such as touchpads and segmented alphanumeric displays. However, implementing these features is not always easy or even straightforward. In our second class, we will look in...
February 27, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

November 27 – Day 1 – An Overview of Low-Power IoT Technologies

The Internet of Things, with its billions of nodes, will often require a significant number of these nodes to be able to operate over battery power, perhaps for years between changes. The quest for a low-power technology to enable this has produced a number of interesting solutions. In our lead-off...
November 27, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

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