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May 17, 2008

Mtg: Advancements in Noise Measurement

by @ 6:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY May 21
SCV Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter
Speaker: Ken Wong, Agilent Technology
Time: Social/refreshments at 6:30, Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: Board Room, Cogswell College, (1175 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Brian Lee, Brian.Lee@IEEE.ORG
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ims

 

Noise measurements were developed since the beginning of telecommunication. ? The Y-factor method was introduced back in the 1930’s.? The cold source method was also mentioned (more…)

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

by @ 6:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY May 21
OEB Power & Energy
Subject:
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, carole.pharr@salasobrien.com, (408) 282-1500 x213
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0805-oeb-pes.pdf

 

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, fuel cells etc.. ? Because of Federal Tax Credits (more…)

Mtg: Internet – The Coming Perfect Storm

by @ 6:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 20
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Tim Posar, V.P.and Co-Founder, United Layer
Time: Complimentary pizza/salad/desert dinner at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: The California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco (free parking meters west of Van Ness after 6:00 PM)
RSVP: please email to Michael Butler, mjbsf@ieee.org so we have a correct count for the food
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

The? Internet? is? running? up? a? perfect? storm? that? is? based? in? the? current? economics? and? running? out
of? various? resources.? ? Internet? Service? Providers? are? starting? to? encounter? these? issues? now, (more…)

Mtg: Building the Foundation for your Engineering Career

by @ 5:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 20
SCV GOLD – Grads of the Last Decade, with SCV-PACE
Speakers: Cynthia Shapiro (author of “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here?”); Irene Koehler – HR consultant (“First Thing Tomorrow”); Jonathan David (IEEE Region 6 Professional Activities Coordinator); Stephen P. McInerney (IEEE GOLD volunteer)
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none (dinner and books will be available for purchase)
Place: To be determined — see website link below
RSVP: by email to Jonathan David, j.david@ieee.org
Web: ieee-scv-pace.blogspot.com/2008/04/building-foundation-for-your.html

 

IEEE GOLD is hosting a panel of career experts to address common career issues arising in your first few years of a technical career. ? Bring your questions to the panel, or submit them by email in advance. Topics include starting your first job, working with people, (more…)

Mtg: Surveying the Landscape of Established and Emerging Patent Monetization Models

by @ 5:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 20
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Ron Laurie, Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

 

The last couple of years has brought about rapid and dramatic changes in patent law. ? The impetus for this change has come not only from the usual sources – the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – but also as a result of (more…)

Seminar: Nanotech: Driver of Electronics, Photonics, Energy, and Bio/Med

by @ 5:49 pm. Filed under BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY May 20
IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council
Nanotech: Driver for Electronics, Photonics, Energy, and Bio-Med [more]
â?? Tuesday May 20, 2008, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
â?? National Semiconductor, Santa Clara
Keynote: Dr. Paolo Gargini, Director of Technology Strategy, Intel Corp.
Lunch Speaker: â??Nano-Photonic Silicon Circuits as a Commercial Technology,??? Professor Eli Yablonovitch, Department of EE & CS, UC-Berkeley
Sessions: Nanodevice Materials and Processes below 32nm; Photonics; Alternative Energy and Storage; Nano and Bio Sensors
Panel Session: â??Nanotechnology: Show Me the Money???
More information and to register: www.ieee.org/nano

 

Mtg: Highly Integrated Re-configurable RF Front-ends in Deep Sub-micron CMOS

by @ 5:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY May 19
SCV Circuits and Systems, Solid State Circuits, and Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapters
Speaker: Naveen Yanduru, Design Manager, Texas Instruments Inc. and IEEE/CAS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Fast food and drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 655 Seely Avenue, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

 

Various RF bands, standards, modulation schemes, duplex mechanisms and signal bandwidths needed for the mobile terminal call for a highly adaptable and reconfigurable RF receiver. ? The biggest bottleneck in achieving this goal lies with the RF pre-select filter (more…)

May 16, 2008

Mtg: Power System Grounding

by @ 4:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 19
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Rakan El-Mahayni, Eaton Corporation
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: Dinner is $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd in Concord (near the Concord Hilton Hotel)
RSVP: by email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, or telephone (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0806-oeb-ias.pdf

 

Power system grounding is considered the backbone of any electrical distribution system. ? IEEE standard 141 (IEEE Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems) clearly demonstrates the various power system grounding methods (more…)

May 15, 2008

Mtg: WiMedia Ultra-Wide-Band Communication

by @ 4:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 19
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Domine M. W. Leenaerts, NXP Semiconductors
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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

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Since the FCC opened up the spectrum for Ultra Wide Band (UWB) operation in the 3.1 to 10.6GHz range, several standards have been proposed to realize moderate and high rate short-range communication systems. ? Under the WiMedia umbrella, industry incorporated UWB (more…)

May 14, 2008

Mtg: Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Devices Using Self-Assembly Techniques: Application To Solar Cells

by @ 2:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY June 17
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Geetha R Dholakia, Senior Research Scientist, Advanced Aerospace and Materials Group, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5, Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara,
RSVP: on our website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

 

In recent years there has been a tremendous amount of research directed towards the development of low dimensional nanostructured materials having a broad range of physical and electronic properties. ? Assembly of nanoscale objects, both for routine transport measurements as well as (more…)

May 12, 2008

Mtg: Building the Foundation for Your Engineering Career

by @ 5:07 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY May 20
SCV GOLD – Grads of the Last Decade, with SCV-PACE
Speakers: Cynthia Shapiro (author of “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here?”); Irene Koehler – HR consultant (“First Thing Tomorrow”); Jonathan David (IEEE Region 6 Professional Activities Coordinator); Stephen P. McInerney (IEEE GOLD volunteer)
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none (dinner is $17 for the full buffet, and books will be available for purchase)
Place: Grand Indian Buffet, 1214 Apollo Way, Suite# 404B, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Jonathan David, j.david@ieee.org
Web: ieee-scv-pace.blogspot.com/2008/04/building-foundation-for-your.html

? IEEE GOLD has assembled a panel of Experts to address issues commonly experienced in the early stages of your Career, from Working with PEOPLE to dealing with your first layoff, from Negotiating the Salary, (more…)

Class: Agile Project Management for Software Developers

by @ 3:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE Professional Skills Courses:
NEW! Agile Project Management for Software Developers
â?? Date/Time: Tues, June 17, 2008, 8:30AM â?? 4:30PM
â?? Location: TIBCO Software, Palo Alto
Fee: $525 for IEEE Members; $600 non-members
More Information: www.EffectiveTraining.com

The agile approach to project management allows a team to easily adjust to changing conditions in order to produce the most valuable software possible. This workshop teaches the fundamentals of agile project management, (more…)

May 10, 2008

Mtg: Location-Based Technologies and Services: When Location Becomes a Utility; Because Life Moves

by @ 8:02 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

 

THURSDAY June 19
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Dave Reid, SiRF Technology Inc., and Jon Metzler, Rosum Corp.
Time: Refreshments/networking at 6:00 PM, Presentations at 6:30 PM, Panel at 7:50 PM
Cost: none
Place: Crowne Plaza SFO Airport, Burlingame (with IEEE SECON Conference)
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

2007 was the year when â??GPS??? became a household word like Kleenex or Xerox. Location determination capability is on its way to becoming â??table stakes???, i.e., a basic feature that is part of mobile devices, (more…)

Class: Technician-Level Amateur Radio License Class

by @ 7:45 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

SATURDAY May 17
K6SA and West Valley College
Instructors: from the Saratoga Amateur Radio Association (SARA)
Time: 8:00 AM â?? 4:00 PM Training Class; 4:00 PM â?? 5:00 PM Exam
Cost: $14
Place: West Valley College, Applied Arts and Sciences Room 37 (AAS-37), Saratoga
RSVP: use the Form on the website; limited to first 35 people
Web: www.westvalley.edu/emergency/training.html

This is an accelerated class designed to provide you with the knowledge to pass the Technician Class amateur radio license exam at the end of the day. Upon successful completion (more…)

Mtg: An 802.11n 2×2 MIMO Radio in 0.13um CMOS (and) A Bluetooth v2.1 radio in 0.13um CMOS

by @ 7:42 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 15
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speakers: Dave Weber and Sotirios Limotyrakis, Atheros Communications, Inc
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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

 

Talk #1 â?? An 802.11n-draft-compliant 2×2 2-stream MIMO radio SoC incorporates two dual-band RF transceivers, analog baseband filters, data converters, digital PHY and MAC, and a PCI Express interface. (more…)

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