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May 22, 2009

Mtg: Comparing Contemporary Electrical Equipment Standards

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY May 26, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ed Rossi, President, Industrial Electric Manufacturing (IEM)
Time: Buffet and networking at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Tour at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (food compliments of IEM)
Place: Industrial Electric Manufacturing (IEM), 48205 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
RSVP: limited seating; reserve by email with frank.sylvester@sfdpw.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0905-sf-ias.pdf

Electrical power distribution equipment is built to design standards that are specific but not always well understood by those applying the equipment for a specific project.? System designers need to (more…)

Mtg: Controlling Magnetism with Light

by @ 7:53 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY May 26, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Theo Rasing, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Time: Pizza & networking 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

The interaction of light with magnetic matter is well known: magneto optical Faraday or Kerr effects are frequently used to probe the magnetic state of materials. or manipulate the polarisation of (more…)

May 20, 2009

Mtg: Multi-Network Operation: WiFi, WiMAX, 3G, GAN, IMS

by @ 8:54 am. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

Portable Computer and Communications Association
Multi-Network Operation: WiFi, WiMAX, 3G, GAN, IMS
– Wednesday, June 24, 2009 ? ? – Hilton Garden Inn, San Mateo
– 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ? ? – Demonstrations are invited
– Speakers: from Intel, MobileAware, iPass, Microsoft, NetMotion Wireless
Presentations and Discussions include ? – Network availability detection ? – establishing network connections ? – priority-based network connection switching ? – virtual network connections ? – application filtering ? – policy-based management of optimized radio resource usage ? – interworking with external networks ? – state of mobile broadband today ? – Windows 7 mobile broadband platform ? – policy enforcement ? – Bluetooth/Wi-Fi radio integration ? – emerging standards
Register by June 17, at www.pcca.org/news/Agendas/ag2009-06.htm

Symposium: IEEE Mobile WiMAX

by @ 8:45 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Join the key experts in Mobile WIMAX and IMT-Advanced Technologies
IEEE Mobile WiMAX Symposium [more]
? ? — July 9-10, 2009 ? ? — Meritage Hotel, Napa Valley
— 43 technical papers in 10 sessions ? ? — 2 Plenary Sessions
— held right before the IEEE 802 meetings in San Francisco
Get insights into the latest advancements in the state-of-the-art for next-generation communication systems — mobile communication technology advances, panel discussions, plus reports on preliminary results and research-in-progress.
Keynote Talks: ? – The Roadmap for Mobile Internet ? – A Brief History of OFDMA and SC-FDMA ? – Engineering Challenges in Field Deployment of 4G Wireless Broadband ? – Non-trivial Applications of WiMAX: Dealing with Heterogeneous Requirements ? – IEEE 802.16m for IMT-Advanced
Save $100 â?? register by June 8: ? www.ieee-mobileWiMAX.org/2009

May 18, 2009

Mtg: Amplifying Our Voices: How Engineers Can Influence Politicians and Why We Would Want To

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY May 21, 2009
SCV Professional Activites Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Speaker: Russell Harrison, IEEE-USA’s Senior Legislative Representative – Grassroots Affairs
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Multipurpose Room, Bldg 3, KLA-Tencor, 3 Technology Blvd, Milpitas
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/PACE

Mtg: Clock and Data Recovery in High-Speed Wireline Communications

by @ 9:20 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 21, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Nikola Nedovic, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

This presentation reviews the basics of clock and data recovery circuits in high speed transceivers for optical communications, with focus on top-down design strategy from practical (more…)

Mtg: Shaft Grounding – Sustainable Motors in VFD Applications

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY May 21, 2009
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Adam Willwerth, Electro Static Technology
Time: 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
RSVP: by May 20 by email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0905-oeb-ias.pdf

With the rising cost of energy, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) is growing at an increasing rate, especially in “Green” building design and manufacturing.? While VFDs provide (more…)

Mtg: The Promise of Solar Concentrators

by @ 9:18 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 20, 2009
SCV Power & Energy, and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Steve Horn, CTO & Cofounder, SolFocus
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 nonmembers, $10.00 students (no cost for presentation)
Place: Cocoâ??s Restaurant, 1206 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to : James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, (925) 463-7115
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0905-scv-pes.pdf

By concentrating sunlight onto a small area of high-efficiency solar cell material, concentrator systems dramatically reduce the amount of expensive and often supply-constrained solar (more…)

Mtg: Problems Of The Existing Electrical Grid and the Features of a Modern Grid Architecture

by @ 9:17 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY May 20, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Ramie, ARC Technical Resources, Inc.
Time: Social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5
Place: Siemens Energy and Automation Inc, Ste. 300, 25821 Industrial Blvd., Hayward
RSVP: by email to rsvp@oebpes.org
Web: www.oebpes.org

The existing power grid is aging, overloaded, unstable and incapable of meeting the power quality needs of an Information Economy.? This fast-moving overview of the modern grid, and renewable energy’s place in it, details the problems of the existing grid and the (more…)

Mtg: How the CyberKnife Utilizes Robotics and Image Guidance to Annihilate Cancer

by @ 9:17 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 20, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Michael Saracen, consultant
Time: Optional dinner at Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at Room M-114 at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Robots are commonplace in many industries today demonstrating the benefits reliability, precision and accuracy have to offer.? Medicine is entering a new age where it is starting to (more…)

Mtg: Storing Your Life: Consumer Digital Storage

by @ 9:16 am. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 20, 2009
OEB DeVry University Student Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Cost: none (refreshments served)
Place: Room 106, DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Cir, Fremont
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0905-oeb-devry.pdf

Mtg: Cloud Computing Paradigms: MapReduce, Hadoop, Cascading

by @ 9:15 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 19, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Chris K. Wensel, Scale Unlimited
Time: Networking and snacks at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Cloud computing promises to make a significant impact on engineering computing paradigms and application design in a number of important arenas. Amazons Elastic Compute Cloud and (more…)

Symposium: Nanotechnology – Enabling Energy-Efficient Electronics

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY May 19, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology, with Electron Devices, Photonics, Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapters
Speakers: from Intel, IBM, Stanford, HP Labs, KTH, LBNL
Time: Registration at 8:00 AM; presentations from 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: (includes lunch) IEEE Members $65, Non-Members $79, fulltime Students $40 thru May 15 (add $15 at the door)
Place: National Semiconductor, Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: Using DoubleKnot registration page, by May 15
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Webinar: Physical Verification: The Road Ahead

by @ 9:13 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 19, 2009
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Michael White, Sr. Physical Verification Product Marketing Manager, Mentor Graphics
Time: Presentation 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: On the Web (also available on a delayed basis)
RSVP: from SPECTRUM website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcasts

Mtg: Advanced MEMs-based Displays for Portable Applications

by @ 9:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY May 18, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Alan Lewis, Sr. Dir., Engineering, QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies
Time: Fast food and drinks 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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

This talk will focus on mirasolâ?¢ display technology for battery-operated portable devices such as cell phones, GPS systems, MP3 players, PDAs etc.? The key display requirements for (more…)

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