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September 21, 2009

Mtg: Detection of Information Flow and Anonymous Networking

by @ 12:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY October 12, 2009
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Lang Tong, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, and SPS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation recommended
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

In a wireless network, transmission activities can be easily monitored using simple devices.? Given the record of transmissions from a set of nodes, one may be able to assertain whether (more…)

Mtg: Robust Microwave Communications System Design for Remote Locations

by @ 11:43 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 8, 2009
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Edward Johnson, President, BanDao Associates, LLC
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Building 1 Lobby, Aristotle Room, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mtt/Events/Events.html

Microwave Point-to-Point Communications Networks have been with us for nearly 70 years.? Todayâ??s equipment and networks have evolved significantly to the point where equipment reliability (more…)

Mtg: Anybots’ New Telepresence Robot QB

by @ 11:28 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY October 21, 2009
SCV Control Systems, with Robotics and Automation Chapters
Speaker: Trevor Blackwell, Ph.D, Anybots
Time: Networking at 5:45 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Anybots Inc., 320 Pioneer Way, Mountain View
RSVP: By email to Ken Mathia, kmathia@gmail.com – (limited seating)
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

The speaker will present Anybotsâ?? new telepresence robot QB (see picture). The robot allows you to be two places at once.? You can put the robot anywhere with good Wi-Fi coverage and (more…)

Mtg: From Bell Labs to Silicon Valley: A Saga of Technology Transfer, 1954-61

by @ 10:49 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 20, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Michael Riordan, Lecturer in Stanford University’s History and Philosophy of Science Program, and Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Although scientists and engineers at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey invented the transistor and developed most of the related semiconductor technology, the integrated circuit or microchip (more…)

Seminar: Finding Potential Consulting Clients and Getting an Appointment

by @ 7:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

FRIDAY September 25, 2009
SCV Section, with Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Mike Johnson
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Cost: see website
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: via website registration link; limited seating
Web: cnsv-salesleads-scv0920.eventbrite.com/

Mtg: Embedded Passives: Methodologies and Opportunities for Implementation

by @ 7:26 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 24, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: John Savic, Cisco Systems
Time: Optional lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Sept 21; $20 at door (no cost for presentation)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: via the DoubleKnot registration page, from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Embedded Passives (EP) has evolved over the last several years, demonstrating value as a versatile means for enhancing the functionality of the PWB by improving circuit performance, (more…)

Webinar: Transforming Next-Generation IP Networks into ‘MediaNets’

by @ 7:25 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY September 23, 2009
IEEE Communications Society
Speakers: Pankaj Gupta, Cisco Systems; Ron Westfall, Current Analysis; Alexandre Gerber, AT&T Labs
Time: 8:00 AM (for 90 minutes)
Cost: none (sponsored by Cisco)
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: on website
Web: ww2.comsoc.org/webinars

Mtg: Hazard Tracking System â?? Purpose, Design & Implementation

by @ 7:25 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 22, 2009
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Jon Derickson, Product Safety Manager, BAE Systems
Time: Optional dinner at 5:30 PM at El Torito; Program at 7:00 PM at Applied Materials
Cost: none, for meeting (no-host dinner)
Place: 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

Product safety standards are moving towards using â??Hazard Based Safety Engineering??? principles, instead of prescriptive constructions.? For that approach to be feasible, hazards and controls (more…)

Mtg: Surge Suppression: New UL 1449 3rd Edition Requirements

by @ 7:22 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 22, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gary Fox PE, General Electric Company
Time: Social and Networking at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (at the door), $10 for IEEE Student Members
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to frank.sylvester@sfdpw.org, 415.558.4591, for reservations and to qualify for the drawing
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0909-sf-ias.pdf

Requirements for a new safety standard for surge protective devices (SPD) are almost upon us.? UL 1449, 3rd edition was published in September of 2006.? In order to maintain UL certification, (more…)

Mtg: Introduction to Palm webOS: Building Applications for the Mobile Web

by @ 7:21 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 22, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Mitch Allen, VP and Software CTO, Palm Inc.
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members, free for students, CES members
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

It would be hard to miss the sweeping changes going on with mobile application development.? The convergence of mobile phones and the web is driving the next generation of (more…)

Mtg: Low-Voltage Oversampling Analog-to-Digital Conversion

by @ 7:19 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY September 21, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems with Communications and Signal Processing Chapters
Subject: Low-Voltage Oversampling Analog-to-Digital Conversion
Speaker: Dr. Bruce A. Wooley, EE Deptartment, Stanford University
Time: Networking/Pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Through the exchange of resolution in time for that in amplitude, oversampling methods are now widely used to enable the realization of high-resolution analog-to-digital converters in scaled CMOS VLSI (more…)

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