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January 13, 2010

Mtg: Get Your Consultancy Certified as a Green Business

by @ 12:37 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY February 16, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Arthur Keller, Minerva Consulting; Lisa Rose, Santa Clara County Green Business Program
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Significant parts of the San Francisco Bay Area are at risk for increased flooding as a result of climate change.? Landfill space is being depleted rapidly, with alternative space increasingly scarce.? Climate change coupled with increasing population (more…)

Mtg: Online Partaial-Discharge Testing of Rotating Machines: Standards and Advancements

by @ 12:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY February 18, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: G. Matthew Kennedy, PD Product Manager, Doble Engineering Co.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM, Dinner at 7:15 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd in Concord
RSVP: Please email by Feb. 17th to Gregg Boltz,, (925) 210-2571

Over the past 30 years, great strides have been made in online monitoring of rotating machines, transformers and HV apparatus.? Specifically, partial discharge (PD) monitoring offers an excellent method of assessing the condition of various HV (more…)

Mtg: Cloud Computing meets IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative

by @ 11:54 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

TUESDAY February 9, 2010
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Lennart Frantzell, IBM Corp.
Time: Fast food and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: donation for fast food
Place: Biltmore Hotel (Saratoga Ballroom – Salon III), 2151 Laurelwood Rd., Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the website link

As the world becomes more and more global, integrated and “flat”, it is also facing an array of problems: a financial crisis, climate disruption, energy geopolitics, food supply hazards etc. This is coinciding with technological innovations such as (more…)

Mtg: CES Download: What Happens In Las Vegas Comes to Silicon Valley

by @ 11:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY January 26, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter, with Signal Processing Chapter
Panelists: Gary Sasaki (DIGDIA), Tom Coughlin (Coughlin Assoc.), Chris Pedersen (nVidia)
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:30 PM; Panel at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE CES members & Student members, no cost; IEEE members $5; non-members $10
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required

This is our yearly sharing of what was hot at the Consumer Electronics Show by people that will have been at the show, in some cases for over a week with access to many behind the scenes events and information.? Come join this popular presentation (more…)

Mtg: Low Drop-Out (LDO) Linear Regulators: Design Considerations and Trends for High Power-Supply Rejection (PSR)

by @ 11:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY February 11, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio, Texas A&M University
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E, Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the EventBrite link

Low-drop out (LDO) linear regulators are fundamental blocks in portable communications circuits and systems for power management. There are a number of LDO structure reported in the literature with different properties and applications. We present (more…)

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