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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

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

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 (for food order)


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

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 (for pizza count)

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

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,

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:
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:

Partial list of courses: (more…)

Mtg: Nonlinear Network Analysis

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

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


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:

? ? ? 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

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