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November 2, 2009

Mtg: Privacy Issues on the Electronic Frontier

by @ 4:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY November 17, 2009
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Lee Tien, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Time: Complimentary lasagne and salad dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation following
Cost: none
Place: The California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: Please reserve, for our meal count, at the website

Privacy continues to be a major issue on the electronic frontier. What are the big privacy issues in front of Congress, the courts, and other policy arenas?? EFF senior staff attorney Lee Tien will discuss some of the (more…)

Mtg: Historical Review of Sub Harmonic Mixers: From Tubes to CMOS

by @ 4:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY December 10, 2009
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Edmar Camargo, DBA Consulting
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent, Building 1 Lobby, Aristotle Rm, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Sub-harmonic mixers appeared in the early thirties as a solution to minimize LO radiation from super-heterodyne receivers, and to obtain higher effective LO frequencies.? However, their overall performance (more…)

Mtg: SMRT (Single-Molecule, Real-Time) Biology

by @ 8:50 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY January 20, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Speaker: Jonas Korlach, PhD, Pacific Biosciences
Time: Optional no-host dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional dinner at Nexus Cafeteria; meeting at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
RSVP: not required

Organisms can be viewed as dynamic, highly modular, and adaptive systems able to reconfigure themselves as conditions demand. The scientific community is increasingly recognizing that multiple data sources (more…)

Mtg: The development of the LATITUDE Patient Management System

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 18, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Ken Hoyme, Sr. Fellow รข?? Systems Engineering, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Boston Scientific
Time: Optional no-host dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional dinner at Nexus Cafeteria; meeting at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
RSVP: not required

Patients who have implantable cardiac therapy devices (pacemakers and defibrillators) are required to make regular visits to a cardiac device specialist to ensure that the device is working properly, and optimized (more…)

Mtg: Annual Family Event: Origami Holiday Lecture and Class

by @ 7:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY December 15, 2009
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Robert Lang
Time: Networking & catered holiday dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $10; Non-Members $15; children 15 and younger $5.
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: required (no walk-ins), from the website

Our December meeting has traditionally been something the whole family could come and enjoy, but with a scientific angle to it.? Origami, for those who aren’t familiar with it, is the ancient Japanese art making objects (more…)

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