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January 31, 2009

Workshop: FPGAs for Digital Signal Processing Applications

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

SATURDAY February 7, 2009
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Xiaoshu Qian, Intel; Prof. Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Santa Clara U; Dr. Chris Dick, Xilinx; Prof. Chang Choo, SJSU; Dr. Jim Hwang, Xilinx
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $70 for IEEE members, $80 for non-members, $30 for students (includes workshop proceedings, light breakfast, and lunch)
Place: Bannan Engineering Laboratories, Santa Clara University
RSVP: on the website

Topics at a glance

(1) Why and when to use DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs
Speaker: Dr. Xiaoshu Qian, Intel Corporation
(2) FPGA Architectures for H.264 Video Processing
Speaker: Prof. Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Santa Clara University
(3) FPGAs: Re-inventing the Signal Processor and MIMO-OFDM Applications
Speaker: Dr. Chris Dick, Xilinx Corporation
(4) FPGA-Based Embedded Wideband Audio Codec System
Speaker: Prof. Chang Choo, San Jose State University
(5) A Platform-Based Approach to Realizing High-Performance DSP Subsystems in FPGAs
Speaker: Dr. Jim Hwang, Xilinx Corporation

Mtg: First GOLD Chapter & Welcome Meeting of 2009

by @ 3:23 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

THURSDAY February 5, 2009
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade) Chapter
Event: an opportunity to network with fellow IEEE members and engineers, grab a bite and drink, and meet the officers
Time: 6:15 PM
Cost: none (except for your food/drink)
Place: “The Holding Company” 2 Embarcadero Center Promenade Level, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Oppong,

Happy new year!? Please join IEEE SF GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) for our first meeting of the year.? It will be an opportunity to network with fellow IEEE members, engineers and local (more…)

Mtg: Manager in the Middle, plus Guided Networking

by @ 3:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY February 5, 2009
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D., Professional and Organizational Development
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: Cost: $25 (IEEE member), $30 (non member); Cash or check at the door; +$5 without reservation
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: through Website

Decisions and demands come from above, and the manager is the one responsible for seeing to it that staff deliver the products in a quality and timely manner.? On the other hand, we are living in an age (more…)

Mtg: Hazardous Substance Detection for Electronic Materials using Laser Induced

by @ 3:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 3, 2009
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter, with Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Subject: Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
Speaker: Dr. Rick Russo, Applied Spectra, Inc.
Time: Networking/Pizza Social 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: see web link for EventBrite

With recent adoption of RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) initiative by many Asian and European countries, electronic product manufacturers and their component suppliers are banned from using (more…)

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