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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

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