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January 7, 2009

Mtg: GSM Handset Noise: Coping with the “Buzz of Death”

by @ 8:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY January 13, 2009
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter?
Speaker: Steve Weir, Teraspeed Consulting Group
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

GSM telephones are notorious for inducing a disturbing 217Hz buzz in almost any
electronics that includes an audio output. The problem is severe enough that many GSM
handsets emit (more…)

Mtg: Photovoltaic Power Design

by @ 9:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY January 21, 2009
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ron Charles Cunha, P.E., Square D Inc.
Time: Dinner 6:00 PM, Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: Dinner to be individually ordered per Coco’s dinner menu plus 20% gratuity; no cost for talk
Place: Cocoâ??s Restaurant, 1206 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to James Alvers,, (925) 463-7115

In this hour and a half presentation, our speaker will give an overview of how panel and inverter selection influences photovoltaic design.? ? Array and field design issues will also be introduced to be followed by a discussion (more…)

Mtg: CES (Consumer Electronics Show) “Download”

by @ 9:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY January 27, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Gary Sasaki (DIGDIA), Chris Pedersen (DIGDIA), Tom Coughlin (Coughlin Associates) and others
Time: Pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10
Place: HP Madrone Room (not our usual meeting room) between buildings 45 and 46, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue, Cupertino
RSVP: not required

Every year we share some of the new products, trends and technologies from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), held in Las Vegas.? Products from (more…)

Mtg: Microwatt Design for Energy Harvesting Sensors

by @ 8:57 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

MONDAY January 26, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Topic, speaker changed (was Photovoltaic Technologies for Solar Applications)
Speaker: Prof. Rajeevan Amirtharajah, University of California, Davis
Time: Fast Food & 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

Of all of the clean energy technologies available today, the harnessing of solar power for commercial and residential use is the most active area of development (and investment) right now. The heart of techniques used (more…)

Mtg: The Evolution and Revolutions in Disk Drive Recording

by @ 8:48 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY January 27, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Michael Mallary, Seagate Technology Research (IEEE MagSoc Distinguished Lecturer)
Time: Pizza at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Since 1956 the areal density of hard disk drives (HDDs) has increased by eight orders of magnitude through a process of evolution punctuated by a number of important revolutions.? The disk evolved for three decades (more…)

Webinar: Demystifying Testing of MIMO Communications Systems

by @ 8:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

TUESDAY January 27, 2009
Speaker: Ron Rausch Senior Marketing Manager, Keithley Instruments, RF Communications Products; and Graham Celine, Senior Director of Marketing, Azimuth Systems
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: On the web
RSVP: register on the websit

Multiple-Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology is the foundation of expanding 3G technologies like HSPA+ and Long-Term Evolution (LTE), and the next generation of 4G wireless broadband technologies, including (more…)

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