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February 26, 2010

Mtg: The Smart Grid: A Convergence of IT, Communications and Power & Energy Technologies

by @ 6:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY April 19, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Status: cancelled due to speaker travel
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Mtg: Energy Savings on Fans and Pumps Using Adjustable Frequency Drives

by @ 3:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 15, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jim McGeough, Western Regional Sales Manager, Eaton Corporation
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 April 14th to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1004-oeb-ias.pdf

As the cost of energy rises, there are many ways that facilities can address the efficiency of energy consumption.? AC Motor loads can typically be the largest percentage of energy consumers in a facility.? AC Motors (more…)

Mtg: Wideband Delphi (Agile) Estimation for Project Managers

by @ 12:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY March 4, 2010
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D., Senior Instructor & Consultant, cPrime Inc.
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Sandwiches/drinks at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 (IEEE member), $13 (non member) – Cash or check at the door; add $3 without reservation
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: Through the website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

Projects take time to complete.? Their duration directly impacts the cost and schedule, which means that the ability to estimate accurately is important.? As project managers, many of us find estimation to be (more…)

Mtg: Laser Plasma Accelerators: 1 GeV in 3 cm and Beyond

by @ 12:53 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY March 2, 2010
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Wim Leemans, Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, LBNL
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: By Feb. 28 through the website, for food estimate
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Accelerators are essential tools of discovery and have many practical uses.? At the forefront of accelerator technology are the machines that deliver beams for particle physics, for synchrotron and free electron (more…)

February 25, 2010

Mtg: Effects of Broadband Policy and Network Neutrality on Innovation at the Edge and in the Cloud

by @ 5:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY March 10, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: William B. Wilhelm, Jr., Bingham McCutchen LLP
Time: Fast food at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $2 requested for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to comsocscv@gmail.com by Monday, March 8th
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is prepared to issue a report to Congress on March 17th regarding a national broadband plan.? This presentation will provide perspective on the key policy (more…)

Mtg: Seismic Certification of Electrical Equipment and OSHPD: Round Table

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY March 9, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Jim Avery, IEM; John Boro, Cummins West; Bob Formicola, Energy Systems; Jim Hoyt, Harold Wells Associates; Armen Kludjian, Peterson Power Systems; Moderator: George Puffett, Cammisa & Wipf Consulting Engineers
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 at the door; $10 for IEEE Student Members
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: By email to Frank Sylvester, fsylvester@sfwater.org, 415.554.1578
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1003a-sf-ias.pdf

A panel of representatives from various manufacturers of various electrical equipment, and a structural engineer involved with developing seismic certification approvals.? Panel members include the following (more…)

Mtg: 2009 ITRS Update – Overview and Highlights

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 16, 2010
SCV Electron Devices Chapter?
Speaker: Alan K. Allan, Intel Corp/SEMATECH
Time: Pizza and Salad at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

February 23, 2010

Mtg: Overview of Physical and MAC Layer Research and Developmental Issues in 4G Cellular Systems

by @ 8:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY March 15, 2010
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Joydeep Acharya, Hitachi America Ltd.
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

Cellular networks are experiencing a rapid growth in terms of services provided and customer base.? To enable new features such as faster data rate, better support for video and real time applications, there (more…)

Mtg: The Case for Roth IRA Conversions

by @ 6:11 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY March 16, 2010
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speaker: Katherine Chappell, CRPC, Ameriprise Financial
Time: Pizza and Salad at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Ameriprise Financial, 180 Montgomery St, Suite 1700, San Francisco
RSVP: needed by email, for building access
Web: by email to www.e-grid.net/docs/1003-sf-gold.pdf

What you will learn:
â?¢ Get an overview of the 2010 Roth Conversion contributory rules, reasons to consider a conversion in the next couple of years.
â?¢ Learn more about the tax (more…)

Mtg: MMIC Design for Next-Generation Digital Radio Systems

by @ 5:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 11, 2010
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Seyed Tabatabaei, Endwave
Time: Refreshments and Social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Main Building, Aristotle Room, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

This presentation will cover MMIC design for next generation digital radio systems.? It will present techniques in designing MMICs unique to this area and provide detail on VCO, Mixer and PA MMIC design.

February 22, 2010

Mtg: Modelling and Measurement of Dual-Circular Polarized Feed for Prime Focus Antenna

by @ 9:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY March 18, 2010
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Jeffrey Pawlan, Pawlan Communications
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/aps

Septum polarizers in antenna feeds have been used in military and commercial satellite antennas for 45 years because of their elegant simplicity and excellent performance.? However, their design is mathematically difficult.? With advances in 3D (more…)

Mtg: Fixed Gantry Tomosynthesis System for Radiation Therapy Image Guidance

by @ 8:44 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 17, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter?
Speaker: Ali Bani-Hashemi, PhD, Siemens Oncology Group
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place:Dinner at Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center; talk in Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

We present an imaging system that employs a compact multiple-source x-ray tube to produce a tomosynthesis image from a set of projections obtained at a single tube position.? The electron sources within the tube are realized (more…)

Mtg: FCC Broadband Regulation

by @ 8:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY March 16, 2010
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Helen Mickiewicz, California Public Utilities Commission
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: California PUC Building, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

The FCC is the federal agency which presently is overseeing the deployment and delivery of broadband services.? At present, a federal court case, involving Comcast, has cast into question the extent to which the FCC can regulate (more…)

February 16, 2010

Mtg: Patents 3.0: The Future of IP Protection and Monetization in a Changing World

by @ 4:45 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY February 23, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dave Stevens, Principal, Stevens Law Group
Time: Pizza, Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for non-members, students free
Place: Oak Room, HP, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: Not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

In the past 2 years, major changes have occurred in the economy that have effected IP monetization.? Also, changes in the legal landscape of patents have followed, with laws changing against patent (more…)

Mtg: DirectLife: Tracking Your Physical Activity

by @ 4:32 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY March 23, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Jeroen Brouwer, Philips
Time: Pizza, Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for non-members, students free
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: Not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

A somewhat new branch of Consumer Electronics is about your health.? DirectLife is an application that helps you measure your activity level and add to it.? This can help you enjoy a healthier life and (more…)

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