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April 2, 2008

Mtg: 802.11n and Outdoor Mesh Wi-Fi: Market and Standards Update

by @ 12:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY May 22 (was postponed from April 17)
OEB Communications Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Malik Audeh, Sr. RF Systems Engineer, Tropos Networks
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: 6101 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon
RSVP: by April 16th by email to Bill Kaminsky,,

The demise of outdoor Wi-Fi has been greatly exaggerated. Numerous beneficial industrial and municipal applications are running today over outdoor mesh Wi-Fi networks (more…)

Mtg: An overview of IT Security Forensics

by @ 12:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications

SF & OEB Communications Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Manu Malek, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Time: 12:30 PM â?? 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: SFSU Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Room 607, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Michael Butler,, 415-827-3680 (c)


Organizations increasingly rely on the Internet for their operations. Although the use of this technology provides many advantages, the Internet poses a unique set of vulnerabilities. Security attacks, such as (more…)

Mtg: 1,000 kW PV Solar System Design-Build Projects

by @ 10:09 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

OEB Power Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Diep Nguyen, P.E., President, DTN Engineers Inc.
Time: Social/snacks at 5:30, Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cutler-Hammer, 20923 Cabot Blvd., Hayward
RSVP: by email to Carole Pharr,, (408) 282-1500 x213


The operational costs of conventional power plants have been sky-rocketing due to increasingly high fuel costs, and thus more attention now has been paid to the renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, (more…)

Mtg: The Integration of Automation and Safety â?? Safety PLCs

by @ 8:22 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY April 22
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: John Hunt, Siemens
Time: Optional dinner, 5:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none for presentation
Place: dinner El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; talk at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Safety standards traditionally have separated equipment function and safety, trusting hardware and mechanical safety features over software and electronic. Technical advances in automation hardware (more…)

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