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March 21, 2009

Mtg: WiMAX Update: The Future of IEEE 802.16m and WiMAX

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

WEDNESDAY March 25, 2009
SCV Signal Processing, with Communications Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Hassan Yaghoobi, Broadband Product Group, Intel Corporation
Time: Fast food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Suggested $2 donation for food
Place: National Seminconductor auditorium (north end of Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

The purpose of this talk is to provide an update on WiMAX technology. The presentation provides a brief update on productization from WiMAX Forum, standardization update on IEEE (more…)

Mtg: Design for Reliability (DFR) Approach in the Magnetic Storage Industry

by @ 11:46 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 25, 2009
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Parkhomovsky, Seagate Technology
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation 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

Significant cost savings in high volume product development and manufacturing were achieved by addressing reliability design flaws early in the stage gate process.? Critical Path Analysis (more…)

Mtg: Green Power, Green Energy â?? Good for the Environment, but Don’t Forget Safe and Legal

by @ 11:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY March 24, 2009
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Rob Holt, Regional Sales Manager, TUV Rheinland
Time: Dinner (optional) at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none for presentation
Place: Optional dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; meeting at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

This presentation will provide an overview of the standards and regulations impacting products in the Solar Power Supply Chain such as inverters, optimizers, controllers and servo-motors. (more…)

March 20, 2009

Mtg: Developing an Industry-level Architecture for the Smart Grid: The Challenges Ahead

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY March 24, 2009
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Joseph W. (Joe) Hughes, EPRI
Time: Pizza/salad/desert at 6:30 PM; Presentation following
Cost: none
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco (Free on-street parking at meters west of Van Ness after 6:00 PM)
RSVP: by email to tryan@ccsf.edu
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

The power and energy industries are in the midst of developing integrated systems with intelligence.? However, while this promises a world of new applications and improvements it also poses (more…)

Mtg: Specifying Standby Generator Sets, the “Big 3” Questions: Emissions â?? Enclosures – Fuel Tanks

by @ 4:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY March 24, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Armen Kludjian, Peterson Power Systems
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/0903-sf-ias.pdf

Our March speaker will discuss the following topics:
1)? EPA/CARB Certification, required by BAAQMD, ATCM, BACT, Tier 2-3-4, SCR Systems and Diesel (more…)

Mrg: Successful Consulting: Requirements for a Consulting Business

by @ 4:09 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 23, 2009
Keypoint Credit Union
Speaker: This seminar will be conducted by SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint CU Community Center, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: register through website
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Topics covered during this seminar include:
* Prerequisites for becoming a consultant, including the Pros and Cons of consulting
* How the IRS defines (more…)

Mtg: Choosing a Business Structure: Assets, Liability, Taxes

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 26, 2009
Keypoint Credit Union
Speaker: Tamara B. Pow, Attorney, SLG (Structure Law Group, LLC)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint CU Community Center, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: register through website
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Topics covered during this seminar include:

Mtg: Nanotechnology-Enabled Solid State Lighting for Today and Tomorrow

by @ 3:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 21, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology, with Photonics (LEOS) Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Heng Liu, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, BridgeLux, Inc.
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Bridgelux is the first new, US-based light-emitting diode (LED) chip company in the past 20 years.? The Companyâ??s focus is bringing innovation to light by providing high power, energy-efficient and (more…)

Central Area Annual Meeting: “Standards for SmartGrid Evolution”; Student Micromouse Contest

by @ 3:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

SATURDAY March 28, 2009
IEEE Region 6 Central Area Spring Meeting
Speaker: Chris Knudsen, Director of the Technology Innovation Center, PG&E
Time: Keynote at 1 PM; Micromouse Finals at 1:30 PM; Awards at 4:30 PM
Cost: none, for all afternoon events; come at around 12:30 PM, to allow time to park
Place: University of California Santa Cruz, Baskin Engineering Building Room 152 & Engineering 2 Building Simularium E2-180, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz
RSVP: not required, for afternoon events
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/central_area

Keynote Abstract:? ? The Obama administration is intending to invest close to 45 billion dollars to address renewal energy and a future “Smart Energy Grid” that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil. (more…)

March 19, 2009

Mtg: A Baseband Mixed-Signal Receiver Front-End for 1Gbps Wireless Communications at 60GHz

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 16, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: David Sobel, Broadcom Corporation
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donations requested to partially cover food cost.
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to ssc_scv_rsvp@yahoogroups.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

In 1995, the FCC allocated the spectrum from 59GHz to 64GHz as an unlicensed band, and shortly thereafter, extended this unlicensed band to 57-64GHz, thus providing 7GHz of unlicensed spectrum for (more…)

Mtg: Wi-Fi in an SD card: Challenges & Applications

by @ 8:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY March 24, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Ziv Gillat, Vice President and Founder, Eye-Fi
Time: Pizza, Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5, non-members – $10
Place: HP Oak Room (Building 48), 19447 Pruneridge Avenue, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Will talk about the technical challenges of fitting a WiFi radio into an SD card that works when wrapped in a metal case (a camera), and the power of web-services for expanding the functionality of (more…)

March 16, 2009

Mtg: Real-time Technology Applied to Time-Domain EMI Diagnostics

by @ 6:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 7, 2009
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Darren McCarthy, Worldwide RF Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

Historically developed methods of measurements have limitations in today’s complex signal environments.? Spread spectrum clocks can mask tonal signals making it difficult to discover (more…)

March 14, 2009

Workshop on Silicon Errors in Logic – System Effects

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

IEEE Computer Society TC on Test Technology â?? 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
Full information and registration: www.selse.org

Mtg: Energy Savings Programs â?? A Practical Approach to Implementation

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY March 19, 2009
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Finn Schenck, Integrated Building Solutions
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord (near the Concord Hilton)
RSVP: by March 18, by email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0903-oeb-ias.pdf

The speaker will discuss several â??Easy to Implement??? energy saving opportunities, and review some of the tools available to monitor, measure, report on, and validate the success of energy saving (more…)

Mtg: Positive Feedback, Negative Feedback – A Closer Look at Phase Margin

by @ 9:11 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 19, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Bernhard E. Boser, EECS, UC-Berkeley
Time: Registration at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none (donation for food)
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to ssc_scv_rsvp@yahoogroups.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

Feedback comes close to a “magic bullet” in the design of precision electronic circuits.? But behind the magic lurks possible catastrophe in the form of instability.? We will discuss stability criteria in the context of (more…)

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