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March 13, 2010

Event: Radio Fest 2010 in Monterey

by @ 8:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY March 20-21, 2010
ARRL Ham Radio Convention
Speakers, flea market, demos, vendors, exams
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday
Cost: minimal
Place: General Stillwell Community Center, Ord Military Community (old Fort Ord), Monterey Peninsula
RSVP: Through website
Web: www.radiofest.org

Yes, I’m (Paul Wesling) giving a talk on Sunday morning at 10 AM.? Summary: In Christophe Lécuyer’s book “Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970“, it is clear that without ham radio, none of this would have happened — the Santa Clara Valley would? likely have? remained (more…)

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

by @ 8:03 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 field (more…)

Mtg: Application of Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Switches

by @ 8:02 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY March 18, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter?
Speaker: Craig Johnson, Clipper Controls, Inc.
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 March 17th to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1003-oeb-ias.pdf

Thermal mass is a very powerful and useful technology to measure flow rate of gases and as a switch for flow, level, and interface detection.? There are several ways of measuring thermal mass and this presentation will go into detail about how they work, (more…)

Mtg: Ultra-Low-Power Software-Defined Radio for LTE Wireless Baseband

by @ 7:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY March 18, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter?
Speaker: Chris Rowen, Ph.D., Founder, CTO, member of the board of directors, Tensilica
Time: Networking and fast food at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: Through EventBrite
Web: ewh.ieee.org/mu/scv-sscs/upcoming-events

Next-generation cellular systems offer an great leap in bandwidth (>100Mbps) but face daunting problems in design complexity, cost and energy efficiency.? The 3GPP LTE standard combines several major innovations in communications protocols, (more…)

Mtg: “Cognitive” Memory and its Applications

by @ 7:56 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 18, 2010
SCV Control Systems, with Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Widrow, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Social/networking at 6:15 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM (note earlier times)
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23 (MS 23-11), Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Regarding the workings of the human mind, memory and pattern recognition seem to be intertwined.? You generally do not have one without the other.? Taking inspiration from life experience, a new form of computer memory has been devised.? Certain conjectures (more…)

Mtg: Fixed Gantry Tomosynthesis System for Radiation Therapy Image Guidance

by @ 7:54 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

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 using cold cathode carbon (more…)

Mtg: 2009 ITRS Update – Overview and Highlights

by @ 7:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, 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

A review will be presented of the 2009 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) Update which was completed in December, 2009.? In particular, the messages presented at the ITRS Public Conference, held in Seoul, Korea in (more…)

Mtg: The Case for Roth IRA Conversions

by @ 7:52 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 16, 2010
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade) with Power & Energy Chapter
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 March 15th 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 (more…)

Mtg: FCC Broadband Regulation

by @ 7:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

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 broadband services (more…)

Mtg: From Butterfly Wings to Energy-Efficient Displays

by @ 7:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 16, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Rashmi Rao, Senior R&D Engineer, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies
Time: Registration and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

A butterflyâ??s shimmering wings.? A peacockâ??s iridescent plumage.? These are some of mother natureâ??s most beautiful nanoscale based color displays.? Mimicking mother nature Qualcommâ??s mirasolâ?¢ displays are a technology breakthrough that (more…)

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

by @ 7:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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 needs to be fundamental changes in the (more…)

Mtg: Future Directions in Mixed-Signal IC Design

by @ 7:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY March 15, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Boris Murmann, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Stanford Univ.
Time: Networking/Pizza Social at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

This talk provides a summary of Prof. Murmann’s research in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design.? Focus is placed on examples that either look at “old” problems with “new” eyes, or tackle “new” problems by leveraging state-of-the art (more…)

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