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March 21, 2009

Mtg: Spacecraft Power System Design

by @ 11:48 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY March 26, 2009
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: John C. Logrando, Director, Electrical Power Subsystem Engineering, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Time: Networking & Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: through EventBrite, on website

The presentation is designed to illustrate the multidisciplinary issues that must be considered in the systems engineering of a spacecraft electrical power system.? It includes a discussion (more…)

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

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

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

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…)

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