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April 13, 2009

Mtg: Renewable Energy

by @ 4:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

MONDAY June 15, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. William Kao, University of California, Clean Technology Institute
Time: Networking/Pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 655 Seely Avenue, San Jose
RSVP: not required

This talk will cover the fundamentals, individual opportunities, challenges and limitations of each of the seven major clean, renewable energies: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, ocean (tidal, and wave), and (more…)

Mtg: Arc Flash – A Look Behind and a Look Ahead

by @ 12:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY April 16, 2009
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gary Fox, Senior Specification Engineer for GE Consumer & Industrial
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donations requested to partially cover food cost.
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord (near the Concord Hilton)
RSVP: by April 15 to Gregg Boltz, or (925) 210-2571

The presentation will begin with a very brief summary of basic arc flash information, including some information about a survey that GE contracted to determine how industry (more…)

Webinar: ROBOTICS 101 (Part 1 of 4)

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

THURSDAY April 16, 2009
Speaker: Anu Saha, Academic Product Manager, National Instruments
Time: Presentation 11:00 AM – Noon (others in series on June 16, Sept 17, Nov 12)
Cost: none
Place: On the Web (also available on a delayed basis)
RSVP: from SPECTRUM website

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

by @ 12:18 pm. 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

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 (more…)

Mtg: Circuit Breaker Technologies and Arc Flash

by @ 12:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY April 15, 2009
SCV Power & Energy, and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gary H. Fox, PE, Senior Specification Engineer, GE
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: dinner $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 nonmembers, $10.00 students (No cost for the presentation)
Place: Coco’s Restaurant, 1206 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to James Alvers,, (925) 463-7115

Arc flash has become a major concern in the industry due to our responsibility as engineers to design electrical systems where people can work as safely as possible in proximity to (more…)

Mtg: How to Maximize the Success Factor for New Medical Company Start-ups

by @ 12:15 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY April 15, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Fred Seddiqui, CEO, Axis Surgical
Time: Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none — Optional Dinner, NEW LOCATION: Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations)
Place: Clark Center auditorium, Stanford University
RSVP: not required

As an entrepreneur, company founder, CEO and Corporate Chairman, Fred Seddiqui brings many years of experience to this monthâ??s presentation on how to start-up a successful medical (more…)

Mtg: Charge- and Surface Potential-Based MOSFET Models: What are the Differences?

by @ 12:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

TUESDAY April 14, 2009
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Carlos Galup-Montoro, UC Berkeley
Time: Pizza/social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

To overcome the limitations of VT-based MOSFET models, a new class of models emerged, namely inversion charge-based and surface potential-based models.? Compact model (more…)

CFP: Int’l Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers

by @ 9:49 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays

Int’l Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers?
– Jun 29-Jul 2, 2009 (cancelled, for 2009; will be in 2010) ? – Santa Clara Conv Ctr ? – Submit abstracts by April 30

* Cables * Connectors * Couplers * Detectors * Environmental Testing * Fiber Bragg Gratings * Hardware * High-Temperature Components * Illumination * Materials * Multimode GI Fibers * Microstructured Fibers * Sensors * Standards * Step index Fibers * Transceivers * Test and Measurements * Tools * WDM Components

* Aircraft & Aerospace * Automotive * Building Wiring * Consumer Electronics * Data Centers/Servers Farms * Embedded Woven in Fabrics * Home Networks * Industrial Controls * Interconnects * IPTV * Local Area Networks (LAN) * Medical
* Military * Sensor Applications * Signs & Illumination * Storage Area Networks (SAN) * Supercomputer Interconnects * Surveillance Systems * Wireless Backbones

Submit online at? ?

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