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February 28, 2009

Embedded Systems Conference – Learn Today. Design Tomorrow.

by @ 7:09 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Embedded Systems Conference – Learn Today. Design Tomorrow.
? ? — Mar 30 – Apr 3, 2009 ? ? — San Jose Convention Center
— Exhibits ? — 130 Sessions ? — Workshops ? — Tear-downs
ESC Silicon Valley is the must-attend event for embedded systems engineers — the largest gathering of 250+ exhibitors showcasing the latest embedded technologies available today.
Keynotes: ? – Adm. T.K. Mattingly, Apollo 13 astronaut ? – Steve Sanghi, CEO, Microchip Technology ? – Lisa Su, Senior V. P. and GM, CTO, Freescale
Features: ? – EE Times ACE Awards ? – Access to Live Product Teardowns ? – Executive Summit ? – Exhibits (Tues, Wed, Thurs) ? – Netrino Educational Sessions ? – Dev kits ? – Complimentary Exhibits Pass
Tracks: ? – Build Your Own Embedded System ? – Green Engineering ? – Datacom/Telecom ? – Real-Time Kernels ? – Consumer Electronics ? – Debug Techniques/Tools ? – Linux, Android, and Open-Source Software ? (and many more)
Register before February 27, for savings! See our website: www.embedded.com/esc/sv ? – Use code PEGRID

International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop

by @ 7:07 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

3rd Annual ESDA
International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop
— May 18-21, 2009 ? ? — Stanford Sierra Conference Center, Lake Tahoe
— 4 included seminars ? — 6 Sessions ? — SIG reports
IEW is a unique environment for envisioning, developing and sharing ESD design and test technology for present and future semiconductor applications — robust design, ESD protection for state-of-the-art ICs, systems, SOC and SIP applications. Experience close interactions with your peers at technical seminars, presentations, moderated discussion group meetings.
Topics: ? – System-Level ESD ? – Modeling, Simulation, and Tools ? – Advanced Device Phenomena ? – Test Methods and Tester Effects ? – plus Poster Sessions, Industry Council Update, more

Full information and registration: www.esda.org/IEW.htm
Registration discount through April 1

Volunteers Needed: F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition

by @ 7:02 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Volunteers Needed: F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition
100 volunteers are needed to put on the FIRST Robotics Competition for high school kids at the San Jose State University Event Center on March 11-14. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers each day. ? Assignments: ? – Crowd Control ? – Website Evaluator ? – Field Assembly (Wed. 3/11 PM) ? – Field Repair/Reset ? – Official Scorer ? – Robot Inspectors (Thurs. 3/12)
Please sign up at my.usfirst.org/vims (select “Silicon Valley Regional” on the Preferences page, so we can spot you and enlist your aid). ? More information: Elise Engelhardt

Conf: HPC Adoption ’09 — High Performance Computing

by @ 7:01 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

High Performance Computing is changing the game
HPC Adoption ’09 — High Performance Computing
Examining Technology and Business Drivers in a Data Driven World
– May 11-13, 2009 ? – Hyatt Regency Airport Hotel, Burlingame
– Sessions, exhibits, keynotes ? – Petascale Systems, Multi-core CPUs, GPUs
For senior-level technologists, managers, and business executives from the world’s leading companies and research institutions.
Sessions: ? – HPC Adoption Opportunity ? – Key Market and Industry Considerations ? – Perspectives from the National Labs ? – Beyond Multi-core Advanced Computational Platforms ? – Innovation Enablers
Attend the Preconference Symposium, Strategic Vision for Competitive HPC
Group discount; registration discount $100 through April 20: 2009.hpcadoption.org

Workshop on Silicon Errors in Logic – System Effects

by @ 7:00 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

IEEE Computer Society TC on Test Technology — SELSE 2009
Workshop on Silicon Errors in Logic – System Effects
– March 24-25, 2009 ? ? – Stanford University
The growing complexity and shrinking geometries of modern device technologies are making high-density, low-voltage devices increasingly susceptible to influences from electrical noise, process variation, and natural radiation interference. This workshop provides a forum for discussing current research and practice in system-level error management.
Topics: ? – New error mitigation techniques ? – Overhead and design complexity ? – Case studies ? – Experimental data ? – System-level models ? – Error handling protocols ? – Technology trends
Save through March 11. Full information and registration: www.selse.org

Oâ??Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (ETech)

by @ 6:58 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

The Technology of Abundance and Constraints
Oâ??Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (ETech)
March 9-12, 2009 ? ? – Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

Scores of sessions, including Mobile & the Web, City Tech, Health, Materials, Geek Life, Synthetic Biology, Manufacturing in China, more
ETech is a technologistâ??s R&D lab, workbench, and playground. We specifically design the conference to expose new ideas and learn from the people behind them: policy, innovations, disruptions, exchange of ideas, mover advantage.
Tutorials: ? – Refactor Your Wetware ? – LilyPad Electronic Fashion ? – Scratch: Visual Programming for Anyone ? – Holistic Service Prototyping: Sketching Hardware and Software ? – Hands-On RFID for Makers ? – Maps From Scratch: Online Maps from the Ground Up ? – Socializing Stuff: a Wireless Objects Workshop ? – Printing in 3D
Save $345 â?? register by March 8!
More details at conferences.oreilly.com/etech

February 25, 2009

Mtg: Engineers’ Survival Guide to the Service Economy

by @ 3:41 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 28, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jacky Hood, Foothill College, engineer and author
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

In the United States, 86% of employment is now in the services sector, with 10% in manufacturing and 4% in agriculture. This Services Revolution has had as much impact as the Industrial Revolution, (more…)

Mtg: The Future of Cellular Infrastructure

by @ 2:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY March 17, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jonathan Wells, President, AJIS LLC
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

The last few years have seen massive changes in the way we use cellular networks.? In addition to talking, we now take pictures, download music, record videos and manage and distribute them (more…)

February 24, 2009

Mtg: Recent Advances in Coherent Receiver Design for High Speed Long Haul Optical Communications

by @ 11:47 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY May 5, 2009
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Christian Malouin, Opnext Subsystems
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: use web link for EventBrite
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Recent advances in coherent receiver design applied to high speed (40Gbps and 100Gbps) core optical communications networks will be presented, along with a brief historical (more…)

Action-Packed Night of Adventure Films from the Banff Film Festival

by @ 8:57 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

THURSDAY March 12, 2009
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade) Chapter
Film Topics: climbing, skiing, mountaineering, sky diving, kayaking, SCUBA, skateboarding
Time: Meetup at 6:30PM outside the theater (look for GOLD sign); films begin at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 (IEEE Members), $15 (Non-Members and guests)
Place: Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco
RSVP: Limited spaces only – by email to Frank at sfgold.r6@gmail.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/gold
Facebook & Movie Trailer: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=39733328771

IEEE GOLD is pleased to host an event at the movies in San Francisco.? This is an evening of award-winning adventure films and videos from the 2008 film festival in Banff, Alberta.? Films (more…)

Mtg: Flexible Displays: Manufacturing Issues and Solutions

by @ 8:05 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 8, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology, with Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Paul S. Drzaic, Drzaic Consulting Services and President of the Society for Information Display (SID)
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 if reserved by April 6; $30 at door (no cost for presentation)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: via the DoubleKnot registration page, from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

In this talk I will describe a short history of flexible electronic displays, some of the technical approaches towards achieving flexibility using both silicon-based and organic-based (more…)

February 22, 2009

O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (ETech)

by @ 8:53 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

The Technology of Abundance and Constraints
O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (ETech) [more]
– March 9-12, 2009 ? ? – Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
Scores of sessions, including Mobile & the Web, City Tech, Health, Materials, Geek Life, Synthetic Biology, Manufacturing in China, more
ETech is a technologist’s R&D lab, workbench, and playground. We specifically design the conference to expose new ideas and learn from the people behind them: policy, innovations, disruptions, exchange of ideas, mover advantage.
Tutorials: ? – Refactor Your Wetware ? – LilyPad Electronic Fashion ? – Scratch: Visual Programming for Anyone ? – Holistic Service Prototyping: Sketching Hardware and Software ? – Hands-On RFID for Makers ? – Maps From Scratch: Online Maps from the Ground Up ? – Socializing Stuff: a Wireless Objects Workshop ? – Printing in 3D
Save $345 — register by March 8!
More details at conferences.oreilly.com/etech

Class:Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

by @ 8:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Santa Clara University Graduate School of Engineering:
Emerging Topics in Engineering One-Day Program – March 26

Wireless Technology Series: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
OFDM, found in wireless LANS, digital radio and TV, and digital subscriber lines, is the proposed modulation for the 3G cellular long-term evolution (3G-LTE) system — a ubiquitous modulation technique that engineers must understand for network architecture, VLSI design, test and measurement. Topics included: channel estimation, synchronization, bit-loading, multiple access, design and implementation, plus pros and cons. ? This short course is part of SCU’s Wireless Technology Series focusing on emerging topics in wireless technology development. The next Wireless Technology Series short course will be MIMO Technology in IEEE 802.11n Standard on May 29, 2009.
Register on the SCU Engineering website at www.scu.edu/engineering/graduate/emergingtopics

Mtg: Digital PWM Control in High-Frequency Power Conversion Applications

by @ 8:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY February 26, 2009
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Seth Sanders, EECS Department, UC Berkeley
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: on our EventBrite site
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

The talk begins by outlining fundamental considerations on resolution and sampling as applied to the digital PWM control challenge.? Enabling circuit solutions to these issues are discussed.? The (more…)

Mtg: Components and Packaging Implications for the Sustainable Information Technology Ecosystem

by @ 8:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 26, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology, with Computer, Power & Energy, Industry Applications Chapters
Speaker: Chandrakant D. Patel, HP Fellow and Director, Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory, HP Laboratories
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Feb. 24; $20 at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: via the Council’s DoubleKnot registration page
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The drivers of the next generation of information technology (IT) services are the teeming millions who will avail IT services to address their fundamental needs and improve their quality (more…)

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