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February 27, 2008

Mtg: Research Techniques for the Consultant: Using the IEEE’s Xplore Database

by @ 7:44 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY March 18
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Paul Wesling, VP-Publications, IEEE CPMT Society; Advisory Design Engineer, Hewlett Packard Corp (retired)
Time: Networking at 7:00 PM, followed by Presentation
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Consultants need to quickly understand previous technical developments and current difficulties associated with a proposed client project.? While some of this information can be obtained from specialists working for the client, a full literature search (more…)

Mtg: Cyber Security in the Electric Power Control Industry

by @ 5:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY March 13
OEB Communications and Computer Chapters
Speaker: Joe Weiss PE, CISM, Applied Control Solutions, LLC
Time: Pizza and drinks at 7:00 PM; Presentation following
Cost: none
Place: eastern doors, 6101 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon
RSVP: by email by March 12 to oeb@comsoc.org (for food order)
Web: www.comsoc.org/oeb

 

Industrial control systems such as SCADA, plant control systems, and even meters and programmable thermostats have been designed to be efficient and reliable. ? Cyber security considerations have generally been an afterthought.? (more…)

Mtg: CW Visible Lasers Based on Telecom Technology

by @ 4:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY March 4
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Speaker: Len Marabella, PhD, Director of Product Marketing, JDS Uniphase
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to ieeescvleos-rsvp2007@yahoo.com (for pizza count)
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/

In “standard” diode pumped solid state lasers designs, a large number of optical components like a pump laser diode, a laser crystal, mirrors, lenses, wavelength selective elements and (more…)

Mtg: The CPUC Renewable Portfolio Standard

by @ 4:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY April 2
SF Power Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Sara Kamins, Energy Division policy analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
Time: Lunch and Presentation at Noon
Cost: none for members, $5 for non-members (to cover food)
Place: Public Utilities Commission, Courtyard Room, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
RSVP: by email by March 31st to Julian Ajello, j.ajello@ieee.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0803-sf-pes.pdf

The California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program was established by Senate Bill (SB) 1078 (2002) and amended by SB 107 (2006). ? The law requires that each retail seller of electricity increase its procurement (more…)

Skills Courses: Communication, Proj Management, Presentations, more

by @ 3:44 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Professional Skills Courses in the SF Bay Area
Choose from an array of skills-development classes, from Effective Training Associates and the IEEE’s Engineering Management and CPMT Chapters.
Check the Calendar:
www.effectivetraining.com/calendar.php?loc=local
Classes this spring:
Influential Communication (more…)

UCSC-Extension Courses: Jitter, Network Security, TCP/IP, ASIC Design, more

by @ 3:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers
UC Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley
– Classes at our Sunnyvale and Cupertino Campuses
Register early for a 10% discount. Browse the full course listing and other information: www.ucsc-extension.edu/EngTech

Partial list of courses: (more…)

Mtg: Nonlinear Network Analysis

by @ 9:46 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 13
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chaper
Speaker: Loren Betts, Agilent Technologies
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building 9, Classroom 4, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

 

Recent advances in VNA HW and measurement algorithms provide the means to accurately measure and model the RF and Microwave nonlinear characteristics (more…)

Spring Courses with labs: SVTI Schedule

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Silicon Valley Technical Institute
1762 Technology Drive, Suite 227, San Jose
Co-Sponsor: Santa Clara Valley Section, IEEE
Get more information: www.svtii.com/SVTI-calendar.htm

? ? ? Upcoming classes:
MATLAB & Simulink for Design & Digital Signal Processing
Design of Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits
Digital VLSI Design with Verilog

? ? ? One-day Courses:
RFID – Technologies, Applications, and Trends
Statistical Process Control (SPC) – Principles and Applications
Carbon Nanotube & Semiconductor Nanowire Technology and Applications
Advanced IC Packaging Technology
Device & Interconnect Reliability in Advanced CMOS

February 22, 2008

Mtg: Minimizing EMI & Noise: Coupling Among Circuit Regions In Circuit Boards

by @ 6:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 11
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: W. Michael King, Systems Design Advisor
Time: Social 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.scvemc.org

Increasingly, circuit boards have a diversity of circuit â??block??? regions that are not necessarily functionally compatible for noise from region to region in terms of performance margins. ? High speed â??digital circuit regions??? (more…)

Mtg: The Future of Product Safety: Developing IEC 62368

by @ 6:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY March 25
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Rich Pescatore, Global Product Safety Standards Development and Certification Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Time: No-host dinner at 5.45 PM at El Torito; Presentation at 7:00 PM at Bowers Café
Cost: none, for presentation
Place: Optional dinner, El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara (no reservations); talk at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0803-scv-pses.pdf

 

They said it couldn’t be done – a safety standard built on the foundation of Hazard-Based Safety Engineering.? But Rich Pescatore now is leading the international effort to create just such a (more…)

Mtg: Immersion and EUV Lithography

by @ 5:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 27
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Geert Vandenberghe, IMEC
Time: 6:00 PM (Social), 6:30 PM (Presentation)
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Corp. Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

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

by @ 5:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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 reliability@ieee.org
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

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 (more…)

Mtg: A Roadmap for Reducing Data Center Energy Consumption

by @ 5:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY February 26
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Brad Brindley, Emerson Network Power, Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for IEEE Student members)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jack Lin, jlin@sfwater.org, 415.551.4894
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0802-sf-ias.pdf

Data center energy consumption is being driven by the demand within almost every organization for greater computing capacity and increased IT centralization. Our speaker will explore the top 10 energy saving opportunities (more…)

Mtg: Unique Testing For Products Containing TNV Circuits

by @ 5:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY February 26
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Peter Tarver, Sanmina-SCI Corporation
Time: Optional dinner: 5:45 PM at El Torito; Presentation at 7:00 PM at Bowers Cafe
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
Place: Socialize at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; talk is at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

â??Telecomm Topics 1??? in June 2007 started with the basic question â?? â??What is TNV???? â?? and went on from there. Tonightâ??s â??advanced??? topics include: (more…)

Mtg: Emerging Display Trends in the Notebook PC Market

by @ 5:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY February 26
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: John Jacobs, Director of Notebook Market Research, DisplaySearch
Time: Pizza + Drinks at 6:30 PM; Talk and Questions at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
Place: Oak Room at H-P, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

This presentation will discuss current trends in notebook displays, paying particular attention to the dominant trends in display size, aspect ratio and resolution. Technology such as LED backlighting, the influence of panel manufacturing efficiencies (more…)

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