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August 21, 2007

Mtg: Overview of WiMax Technology and Evolution

by @ 1:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY September 10
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Hassan Yaghoobi, Ph.D., Intel Corporation
Time: Fast Food & drinks: 6:30 PM; Presentation: 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 Donation requested towards refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

Mobile WiMAX technology, based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard, was first commercialized in Korea through initial offering of WiBro services in the middle of 2006 and subsequent expansion in early 2007. ? They are also to be deployed by Sprint by the end of 2007 in US. These deployments are based on (more…)

Mtg: Trends in State-of-the-Art Microscopy and Nanoscale Characterization

by @ 9:03 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 12
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Edward Principe, Application Development Manager, Carl Zeiss SMT, Inc.
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: Dinner $25 (by Sept. 10); no cost for meeting
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Janis Karklins, Karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Advances in analytical equipment and characterization techniques have gone hand-in-hand with advancements in electronics.? As we push the limits of technology so must we push the limits of characterization in order to verify or even understand what weĆ¢??ve created, as well as to gain a deeper understanding of new phenomena.? Innovations in the science of microscopy and spectroscopy techniques (more…)

Mtg: Medium Power Transformers

by @ 8:06 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY September 20
OEB Industrial Applications? Chapter
Speaker: Marion Jaroszewski, Vice President, Delta Star, Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord (near the Concord Hilton Hotel)
RSVP: Please make reservations by September 19, by contacting Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com or phone (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0709-oeb-ias.pdf

 

Medium power transformers can be found in utility, industrial, and power generation markets.? Utility applications include power and distribution, system step-up or step-down transmission voltages, system tie, automatic voltage regulation, and many more.? Industrial applications include (more…)

August 20, 2007

Tour: The New High-Def Scoreboard at AT&T Park (followed by Cubs game)

by @ 9:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY, August 21
SF Communications
Subject: The New High-Def Scoreboard at AT&T Park (followed by Cubs game)
Speaker/tour leader: Bill Schlough, V.P.-CIO, San Francisco Giants
Time: 5:30 PM Dinner, 6:30 PM Presentation, 7:15 PM first pitch
Cost: TBD
Place: AT&T Park, SF
RSVP: Required — by email to Michael Butler

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August 16, 2007

Mtg: An Alternative Method for Manufacturing Robust Electronic Assemblies Without Solder

by @ 7:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 14
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Joseph (Joe) Fjelstad, President, Verdant Electronics
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: Dinner $25 (by Nov. 11); no cost for meeting
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Janis Karklins, Karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The electronics industry has assembled electronic components to printed circuit boards for more than 50 years. ? That relationship has been an enduring one, however with the transition from traditional tin-lead solder to new lead-free solders mandated by European legislation, the industry is being saddled with significant new expenses and plagued with problems not previously encountered. ? In this environment, an improved approach (more…)

Mtg: The Missing System of Nanoscale Education

by @ 2:03 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 18
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Nora Sabelli, Senior Science Advisor, Center for Technology in Learning (CTL), SRI International
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at noon
Cost: Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1, CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: on our website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

The nanoscience revolution brings together diverse areas of human endeavor including science, medicine, industry, and environmental management. It requires a commensurate response in the educational community to increase students’ understanding of core concepts in the field. The presentation (more…)

Mtg: Physical Design of SUN’s Niagara2 Processor

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 20
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Umesh Nawathe, Senior Manager at Sun Microsystems
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

Niagara2 is the 1st 64-bit 64-thread SPARC ‘System on a chip’ from SUN based on the power-efficient CMT architecture optimized for Space, Power and Performance (SWaP). ? It is the successor to Niagara1, which is known in the market as the UltraSparcT1. (more…)

August 8, 2007

Mtg: Current Thinking on Entrepreneurship

by @ 9:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 4
SCV Lasers and Electro-Optics Chapter
Speaker: Milton Chang, PhD, Managing Director, Incubic Venture Fund, and IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and Food: 7:00 PM, Presentation: 8:00 PM
Cost: donation for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to ieeescvleos-rsvp2007@yahoo.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

The speaker will discuss how to go about starting a company in the current environment.

Mtg: A 2×2 MIMO Baseband for High-Throughput Wireless Local-Area Networking (802.11n)

by @ 9:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 18
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Jason Trachewsky, Senior Technical Director, Broadcom
Time: Refreshments/networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation requested to partially cover food cost
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to ssc_scv_rsvp@yahoogroups.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

The new IEEE 802.11n draft introduces physical layer (PHY) and media access controller (MAC) layer improvements to enable transmission of two independent data streams of coded OFDM with constellations from BPSK to 64-QAM and code rates from 1/2 to 5/6 at average TCP throughputs 7 times greater than 802.11a or 802.11g using two transmit antennas (more…)

OFDM Workshop: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing

by @ 9:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

SCU, with the SCV Chapter, IEEE Communications Society
– Monday October 8, 2007 ? – Santa Clara University
$90 for IEEE Members, $100 for non-Members (thru Sept. 5)
Fee includes lunch, reception
More information and to register: iccd.engr.scu.edu

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) implementation and Cross-layer Optimization have become topics of intense research interest in companies and universities around the world. Come to the OFDM Workshop at Santa Clara University
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August 7, 2007

Mtg: Recent Trends in Substation Automation and Enterprise Data Management

by @ 1:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY September 27
SF & OEB Power Engineering & OEB Computer Chapters
Speaker: John D. McDonald, P.E., Vice President for Power System Automation, KEMA, Inc.
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members, $30 for non-Members, $20 for accompanying spouse/guest
Place: Scotts Seafood, Jack London Square
RSVP: For information and reservations please email Carole Pharr at carole.pharr@salasobrien.com or call (408) 282-1500 x213.
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0709-oeb-pes.pdf

The purpose of this talk is to familiarize participants with all aspects of substation automation. The term Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) is defined. The different levels of substation integration and automation are discussed. The reasons a utility would need substation automation (more…)

Mtg: High-Complexity, Low-Cost 3D Sub-Systems as a Large-Scale BGA

by @ 9:10 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 10
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Shawn Arnold, ChipStack Inc.
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: Dinner $25 (by Oct. 7); no cost for meeting
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Janis Karklins, Karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

With the current drive towards increased IC integration and reduced package size, previously low-technology printed circuit boards (PCBs) are now required to support these packages with higher technology manufacturing requirements. ? Solutions such as blind/buried vias, higher speed materials, distributed capacitance materials and thin traces/spaces are needed, (more…)

Mtg: Table-Top Soft X-Ray Lasers

by @ 7:58 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 4
SCV Lasers and Electro-Optics? Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Jorge Rocca, Colorado State University, and IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and Food: 7:00 PM, Presentation: 8:00 PM
Cost: donation for refreshments
Place: SPECIAL LOCATION: with IEMT Symposium at the Holiday Inn San Jose, 1740 North First St, San Jose
RSVP: by email to ieeescvleos-rsvp2007@yahoo.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

This talk will review recent advances in high repetition rate soft x-ray lasers that allow the generation of very high brightness soft x-ray beams using table-top set ups. ? The peak spectral brightness of some of these new lasers can surpass that of third generation synchrotrons by orders of magnitude (more…)

Mtg: Photonic Crystal Slab: a Tool for Manipulating Photons and Lightwaves

by @ 7:38 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 2
SCV Lasers and Electro-Optics? Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Toshi Baba, Yokohama National University, Japan, and IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and Food: 7:00 PM, Presentation: 8:00 PM
Cost: donation for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to ieeescvleos-rsvp2007@yahoo.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Semiconductor photonic nanostructures, i.e. photonic crystals (PCs) and high index contrast structures (HICs), have become worldwide topics in this decade. ? They strongly control light emission and propagation, and so allow novel phenomena and device applications. (more…)

Mtg: Essential New Tools for EMC Diagnostics and Testing

by @ 7:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY September 11
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Subject: Fall Kick-off Social Event (with entertainment throughout)
Time: Social 5:30 PM, Dinner 6:00 PM, Presentation 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.scvemc.org

 

Electromagnetic Theory hasn’t changed much in the past 50 years, but the tools available to engineers who need to measure, analyze and visualize electromagnetic phenomena are steadily improving. Within the past couple of years, several new tools and technologies have surfaced (more…)

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