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February 22, 2009

O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (ETech)

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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)

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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…)

Webcast: Faster Product Development Using Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation

by @ 8:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY February 26, 2009
SPECTRUM Magazine Webinar
Speakers: Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Scientist and VP-R&D, Maplesoft; Dr. Richard Gran, formerly Director of Advanced Concepts, Grumman Corp.
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: Webinar
RSVP: through website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcast/7689

The natural, almost inevitable, coupling of physical phenomena in engineered devices has driven the evolution of new techniques that allow engineers to model how physical domains (more…)

Mtg: Best of RAMS — the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

by @ 8:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 25, 2009
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: Chapter members who attended
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

The 55th Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) was held in Fort Worth on January 26-29, 2009. For those of you that couldnâ??t attend, we will bring the symposium to you (more…)

Mtg: The Storage Chasm: Implications for the Future of HDD and Solid State Storage

by @ 8:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 24, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr Steven R. Hetzler, IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: Social/pizza at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

There has been a recent push to bring solid state storage into the IT storage hierarchy.? NAND flash has largely displaced hard disk drives (HDD) in mobile consumer applications, effectively (more…)

Mtg: Power System Grounding and Hybrid Resistance Grounding Systems

by @ 8:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY February 24, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Rakan El-Mahayni, Eaton Corporation
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (At the door); $10 for student members
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, frank.sylvester@sfdpw.org, 415.558.4591
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0902-sf-ias.pdf

Power system grounding is considered the backbone of any electrical distribution system.? IEEE standard 142 (IEEE Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power (more…)

Mtg: The Second PC Revolution – Your Phone

by @ 8:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 24, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Michael Rayfield, general manager, mobile business unit, NVIDIA
Time: Pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Michael will talk about the rapidly changing architecture of the devices we now carry on our pockets.? Visual computing expertise and high performance multimedia along with ultra low power (more…)

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