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January 24, 2008

Mtg: Using a Spatial View to Understand and Solve Common Power Bypass Problems

by @ 8:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 12
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Steve Weir, Teraspeed Consulting Group LLC
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

? An ideal power delivery system exhibits a flat impedance at a low enough value across the load frequency. ? In practice this is not practical: as ICs routinely depend on a specific minimum real power supply impedance, (more…)

Mtg: Best of the RAMS Conference (held in Las Vegas in January)

by @ 8:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY February 27
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: highlights and conclusions from Chapter attendees at RAMS
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Panel/Discussions at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: HP-Cupertino Oak Room, Bldg 48 (corner of Pruneridge Ave. and Wolfe Rd.), Cupertino
RSVP: not required, but to be on the panel, email to

The 54th annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) was held in Las Vegas on January 28-31, 2008. ? For those of you who couldn’t attend, we will bring the Symposium to you (except for the slot machines). ? This evening offers highlights (more…)

Mtg: New Horizons for Breast Radiotherapy

by @ 5:22 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY February 19
SF Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Catherine Park, M.D., UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology
Time: No-host bar at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $10 students, $15 members, $25 non-members
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 Embarcadero St., San Francisco
RSVP: by Feb 15th to Bob Giebeler,, 415-252-7214

? ? Our presenter Catherine Park, M.D. joined the faculty of the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology in 2000 where she has pursued an interest in breast cancer research and treatment.? Her research interests include developing novel imaging and biologic targets to individualize treatment for patients (more…)

Mtg: Area- and Energy-Efficient VLSI Architectures for Low-Density Parity-Check Decoders

by @ 4:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY February 21
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Kiran Gunnam, LSI Corporation
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E, Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required


This talk presents several efficient decoder architectures for advanced error correction systems using low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. ? Several structured properties of LDPC codes and decoding algorithms are observed and are used (more…)

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