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February 7, 2010

Spring Quarter Courses at SCU (March 29 – June 4)

by @ 12:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

Santa Clara University School of Engineering
Spring Quarter Courses at SCU (March 29 – June 4)
— Registration starts on February 1 ? ? — Early-Morning and Evening Classes
Graduate degree and non-degree programs for working professionals. Simplified registration for Spring Open University. Up to 12 units may be transferred to a graduate-degree program. ? SCU Engineering Alumni can audit graduate engineering courses at 50% tuition discount.
Spring Courses: ? – Alternative Energy Systems ? – Electric Power Systems ? – Photovoltaic Devices & Systems ? – Nanoelectronics ? – Electromagnetic Field Theory ? – Modern Network Analysis ? – Digital Signal Processing ? – Linear Control Systems ? – Systems Theory ? – Digital Communication Systems ? – Analog ICs ? – Microsensors: Components and Systems ? – Digital Control Systems ? – Statistical Signal Processing ? – Phase-Locked Loops ? – VLSI Physical Design ? – Process and Device Simulation with TCAD ? – Speech Coding ? – Error-Correcting Codes ? – Low Power Designs of VLSI Circuits & Systems ? – Design for Testability ? – Design of System-on-a-Chip ? – Digital Image Processing ? – Microwave Circuit Analysis & Design ? – Antennas ? – Optics Fundamentals
For information and to register, visit

Conf: Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility

by @ 12:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
— April 12-16, 2010 ? ? ? — Beijing, China ? ? — 60 Sessions
— 18 Invited Sessions ? ? — 3 Topical Meetings ? ? — 14 Workshops & Tutorials
— with Exhibition on EMC RF/Microwave Measurement & Instrumentation
This international symposium covers the entire scope of electromagnetic compatibility. Sessions on: ? – EMC Management ? – EMC Measurement Techniques ? – EMC Standards & Regulations ? – EM Environment ? – Lightning Protection ? – Power System EMC and High Power EMC ? – System-Level EMC and Protection ? – Transportation EMC ? – Antenna and Wave Propagation ? – PCB & Electronic Packaging EMC and SI ? – Semiconductor Device and IC EMC ? – Signal Integrity and Power Integrity ? – Wireless Communication EMC ? – Computational Electromagnetics ? – Bio-Medical Electromagnetics ? – Nanotechnology for EMC
For full Workshop and Tutorial details and Advance Program: ? ?

Conf: International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)

by @ 12:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

“Leading Electronics Design for Quality and Manufacturability”
International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design
— March 22-24, 2010 ? ? — DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose
— 6 Tutorials ? — Sessions (135 papers) ? — Keynotes ? — Exhibits
Technical Sessions: ? – SRAM Design for Quality ? – Mixed Signal and Power Control Circuits ? – Analog Design For Reliability ? – Lithography & DFM ? – Power & Performance Issues ? – Parametric and Delay Test ? – Package & IC Co-Design ? – Advances in Power Distribution, Placement and Routing ? – System-level NoC, SoC and ASIC design ? â?¦ and more
Full-day Tutorials: ? — Beyond 32 nm Technology ? — Energy Efficient Digital Circuit Design ? — Alternate Memories ? — SOC Verification ? — 3-D CAD Design ? — Microprocessor Architecture Impacts on Power
Full information and registration: ? ?

Conf: Semiconductor Thermal Modeling, Measurement and Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM)

by @ 12:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

26th International
Semiconductor Thermal Modeling, Measurement and Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM)
? ? – Hyatt Regency Santa Clara Convention Center ? – February 21-25, 2010
– Sessions, Workshops, Exhibits, Tutorials ? ? – Save, through February 15th
SEMI-THERM is the world’s premier forum specifically dedicated to thermal management of electronics. The symposium fosters the exchange of knowledge between academics, industry experts and practitioners on the latest advances in electronics thermal management.
Session Topics: : ? – Modeling & Simulation ? – Thermal Issues in 3D Packaging ? – Micro-Scale Cooling ? – Materials ? – Green Technologies ? – Experimental Methods ? – Thermal Issues in Multicore Architectures ? – Single and Two-Phase Cooling ? – LED Thermal Measurement ? – Posters ? – Embedded Tutorial ? – Special Event: Academic Research Capability
Short Courses: ? – Design of Air and Water Cooled Heat Exchangers for Electronics Cooling ? – Cooling Challenges in 3D Packaging ? – Estimating Experimental Uncertainty ? – Energy Efficient Thermal Management of Data Centers
More information, and to register: ? ?

Class: Using Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Engineering Consulting Website

by @ 12:32 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

FRIDAY February 12, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Tactical Execution
Time: 8:30 AM – Noon
Cost: $69 for CNSV and IEEE members, $79 for all others ($59 for Webinar)
Place: On the Web, and at KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: See the EventBrite website

Would you like to have more prospects on your website?? Would this increase your business?? How can you make that happen?? 90% of consumers trust recommendations from people they know.? 70% trust peer (more…)

Mtg: The PR2 Robot: A Personal Robot for Software Developers

by @ 12:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY February 11, 2010
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Keenan Wyrobek, Co-Director Personal Robotics Program, Willow Garage
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23 (MS 23-11), Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

ROS (an open-source Robot Operating System) is a software platform that combines professional development practices with the latest research from the robotics community.? The ROS library of developer tools and (more…)

Mtg: The Future (and Direction) of Wireless Technologies

by @ 12:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Everything You Know About Wireless Is About to Change.? Everything beyond and around us in the old Wired World is undergoing a rapid change in terms of networks, devices/boxes and in terms of technologies. (more…)

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

by @ 12:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, 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 (more…)

Mtg: Heusler Compounds: Multifunctional Materials for Spintronics

by @ 12:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY February 10, 2010
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Claudia Felser, University Mainz, Germany
Time: Presentation at 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, by February 6

The development of magnetic Heusler compounds specifically designed as materials for spintronic applications has made tremendous progress in the very recent past.? Many problems in the field of spintronics still lack (more…)

Mtg: Developer Opportunities with CLEAR WiMAX 4G

by @ 12:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications

WEDNESDAY February 10, 2010
SCV Communications, with Signal Processing Chapters
Speakers: David Rees and Allen Flanagan, Clearwire
Time: Fast food at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $2 donation requested for food and soft drinks
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: By email to

Mobile WiMAX as provided by Clearwire (the CLEAR network) is also available from Sprint, Comcast, and Time Warner, under a reseller/MVNO agreement in the United States.? These â??4G??? wireless networks (more…)

Mtg: Large-Scale Print Manufacturing of Complex, Miniature 3D Structures

by @ 12:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY February 10, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Arthur Chait, President and CEO, EoPlex Technologies, Inc.
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM (note new times!)
Cost: $20 if reserved by Feb. 8; $25 after & at door; vegetarian available; no cost for presentation only
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the website link

In this presentation, materials scientist and entrepreneur Arthur L. Chait will share a game-changing print deposition technique for the large-scale manufacture of electronic components and (more…)

Mtg: Common Misconceptions about Inductance and Current Return Paths

by @ 12:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 9, 2010
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Cheung-Wei Lam, Chief EMC Technologist, Apple
Time: Networking and light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Light Dinner and beverages served for a fee. Coffee, tea, and snacks served free of charge.
Place: Applied Materials Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

In todayâ??s high-speed digital system design, a good understanding of inductance and current return path is important to signal integrity and EMI control.? Unfortunately, several key concepts about the two have often (more…)

Mtg: Smarter Planet Initiative Meets IBM’s Cloud Computing

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

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 EventBrite 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 (more…)

Webinar: Getting the Job You Want: Tools for Making the Short List

by @ 12:21 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY February 9, 2010
Speakers: Ellen Sautter, senior career management consultant, Right Management; Moniqua Suits, training consultant; and Bob Stump, transitions manager
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: Required, through the website link

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