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November 7, 2008

Mtg: Recent Advances in Microwave Frequency Synthesizers: Will YIG Survive?

by @ 5:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 13, 2008
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Alexander Chenakin, Phase Matrix Inc.
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building 9, Room 4, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Microwave frequency synthesizers have been continuously evolving and will continue to do so with time.? The major technology challenge is in increasing the synthesizer tuning speed as dictated by the ongoing increase of the data throughput (more…)

Mtg: New-Age Photonic Crystal Fibers

by @ 5:32 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY November 13, 2008
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Philip Russell, University of Erlangen-Nüremberg
Time: Networking/Pizza Social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from link on website

Photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) have been the focus of increasing scientific and technological interest since the first working example was reported in 1996 (for a review see Science 299 (358-362) 2003). Although superficially similar to (more…)

Mtg: Spice Model Extraction for Partially-Depleted SOI Technologies in Concurrent Designs

by @ 5:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 11, 2008
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Brian Chen, Synopsis
Time: Social/food at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E-1, Conference Center, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Spice model extraction for partially-depleted (PD) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies needs to address a number of technical challenges on top of those encountered in conventional bulk CMOS.? They include the self-heating effect, (more…)

Mtg: Lightning Testing for Aircraft Electronics

by @ 5:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY November 11, 2008
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Michael Hopkins, Hopkins Technical
Time: Social/food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The use of composite materials in new aircraft designs has driven the need for additional testing by manufacturers who supply electronic systems and sub-systems (avionics) to Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and other (more…)

Short Course: Architecture and Circuit Design for High-Speed Pipelined A/D Converters

by @ 5:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

MONDAY November 10, 2008
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Boris Murmann, Stanford University
Time: Registration and Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Lecture from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Cost: $40. Please pay on Nov 10th. Only cash or personal checks accepted.
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: Please email to with the following details: Name, Company, E-mail address, and please indicate whether you are an IEEE Member.

This lecture discusses the design and implementation of pipelined ADCs using a top-down approach, ranging from an architecture level analysis to transistor level implementation details. Specific topics include:
(1) Basic operation principles, (more…)

Webinar: Managed Security Structures and Services

by @ 5:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 20, 2008
IEEE Communications Society
Speakers: Steve Hurst, AT&T; Kunjal Trivedi, Cisco; Manu Malek, Stevens Inst of Technology
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM PST (1.5 hours)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: at the website, to receive additional instructions

Topics Include:
> Security trends and technologies
> Standards for integrated security systems
> (more…)

Upgrade to Senior Member of IEEE — Sr Member Elevation Night

by @ 2:26 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

MONDAY December 1, 2008
SCV Section, with PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Time: Any time between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM (refreshments served)
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Executive Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

The IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, in conjunction with PACE, is sponsoring a Senior Member Grade Elevation night for all IEEE members who meet the requirements for grade elevation to Senior Member.? IEEE members who meet (more…)

Mtg: Advances in Power System Protection and Automation

by @ 11:23 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

MONDAY November 17, 2008
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Y. Beltran, PE â?? Field Application Engineer, GE Multilin
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 nonmembers, $10.00 students
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to James Alvers,, (925) 463-7115

The development of microprocessor-based technology in protective relaying has enabled users to employ these devices in a variety of ways.? The â??protective relay??? has evolved into an â??intelligent electronic device??? with enhanced functionality (more…)

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