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January 11, 2008

Webcast: Low-Cost Testing In Next-Generation Test & Measurement Markets

by @ 5:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Thursday, February 7, 2008
11:00 AM PST / 19:00 GMT (Duration: 1 hour)
No cost — Register at www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcast/5862
Webcast: Low-Cost Testing In Next-Generation Test & Measurement Markets
temperature measurement for automotive, energy, biotech, manufacturing, R&D

Presenters:
Fadi Ben Achour, Director of Industry Marketing for Electronics, ANSYS
Manoj Nagulapally, Project Manager, ANSYS

Looking for a better engineering simulation solution to predict how your product designs will behave in manufacturing and real-world environments? Increasingly, companies are turning to innovative, integrated, modular, and extensible solutions that address designs and applications. (more…)

Webcast: Simulation Solutions to Electronics Thermal Management

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Wednesday, January 16
11:00 AM PST / 19:00 GMT (Duration: 1 hour)
No cost — Register at www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcast/5793
Webcast: Simulation Solutions to Electronics Thermal Management
– predicting air flow, heat transfer from component to cabinet level

Presenters:
Fadi Ben Achour, Director of Industry Marketing for Electronics, ANSYS
Manoj Nagulapally, Project Manager, ANSYS Looking for a better engineering simulation solution to predict how your product designs will behave in manufacturing and real-world environments? Increasingly, companies are turning to innovative, integrated, modular, and extensible solutions that address designs and applications. (more…)

Mtg: A 90nm CMOS 16Gb/s Transceiver for Optical Interconnects

by @ 4:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 17
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Samuel Palermo, Intel
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

 

As I/O bit rates have increased in order to accommodate growing on-chip aggregate bandwidth in high-performance systems, the disparity between optical and electrical channels at the board and box level is magnified.? This increases electrical link equalization complexity and leads system designers to consider (more…)

Mtg: Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Applications in Biomedicine

by @ 4:54 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 16
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Greg Spooner, Raydiance
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Clark Center Auditorium, Stanford University (free parking after 4 PM)
RSVP: not required
Web: ieee.org/scv/embs

 

Lasers heat things up. ? Modifying materials with lasers frequently (though not always) involves a thermal interaction produced through linear absorption. ? High peak power and ultrashort pulsed lasers are different. ? They can produce non-linear effects, which may be used (more…)

Tour: The FPL Greenridge Windfarm in Livermore

by @ 4:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY January 16
OEB Power Engineering Chapter
Organizer: Diep Nguyen, P.E., DTN Engineers, Inc. 510 267-0441, Diep@ieee.org
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Florida Power and Light Energy Group 6185 Industrial Way, Livermore
RSVP: required due to site access and security; by email to Carole Pharr, Carole.Pharr@Salasobrien.com, 408-282-1500
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0801-oeb-pes.pdf

 

The Oakland/East Bay Power Engineering Society is pleased to announce its most popular activity: Tour of the Greenridge Windfarm in Livermore. ? The tour will be started with the short tour of the Florida Power and Light (FPL) Energy Group Operations and Maintenance building (more…)

Mtg: Flexible/Printable Electronics / Organic LED (OLED) Display Technology

by @ 4:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 16
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology & Lasers and Electro Optics Chapters
Speakers: Dr. Chuck Bauer, TechLead Corporation; and Dr. Johann Trujillo, DuPont Displays
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 for dinner, no cost for presentation
Place: Ramada, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email with Janis Karklins, karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

 

Flexible/Printable Electronics

The printed electronics market comprises next-generation light, power and circuitry products, including flexible displays, plastic solar cells and organic RFID tags.? Special inks enable the formation of active electrical layers — the key drivers for printed electronics.? The printed electronics market (more…)

Mtg: An Overview of USB Device Implementation on Microcontrollers

by @ 4:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 15
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Tim Clark, Art Anderson, Cheri Keller, Microchip Technology, Inc.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

 

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the industry standard for serial communications. It was originally intended as a replacement for the old-style serial and parallel connections on a PC, but its usefulness has broadened to include a myriad of other kinds of devices. (more…)

Mtg: Nanotechnology Trends in Nonvolatile Memory Devices

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 15
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Gian-Luca Bona, Ph.D., Dept Group Manager of Science & Technology, IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: Light lunch 11:30 AM, Presentation at Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5, Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

 

A large variety of materials for applications in non-volatile storage memories is currently being explored in academic research and industrial development laboratories. ? The technologies considered range from magnetic domain switching to resistance switching in phase change chalcogenide materials, solid electrolytes as well as (more…)

Mtg: Silicon Technology Scaling and ESD Challenges

by @ 4:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY January 14
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Charvaka Duvvury, Texas Instruments
Time: Refreshments at at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Corp. Building E-1 – Auditorium CMA, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

The trends in silicon technology scaling towards the sub-100 nm range, along with the introduction of newer transistor structures such as the multi-gate and Fin-FET devices, are driving sensitive issues for ESD development and IC protection design.? This is compounded by the complex interactions (more…)

Mtg: Simplified Fast Motion Estimation: Simplified and Unified Multi-Hexagon Search with Context Adaptive Lagrange Multiplier

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY February 11
SCV Signal Processing and Circuits & Systems Chapters
Speaker: Nam Ling, PhD, IEEE Fellow & IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Santa Clara University
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 suggested for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor (north end of Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

Fast motion estimations are especially important to speed up the time-consuming encoding processes for H.264 video encoding. In this talk, we first present our simplified fast motion estimation method, called Simplified and Unified Multi-Hexagon Search (more…)

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