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April 30, 2010

Mtg: Behind the Scenes at IEEE SPECTRUM, with Tekla Perry

by @ 11:17 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 19, 2010
SCV Power Electronics, with Women in Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Tekla S. Perry, Senior Editor, IEEE Spectrum Magazine
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

You’ve seen this publication for as long as you’ve been an IEEE member. A veteran editor for SPECTRUM will tell you how it’s changed, how the editorial process really works, and what being a technology journalist today is like in a world of podcasts and blogs and youtube. For anyone who has ever thought about writing an article for a technology magazine, who might be interviewed by the technology press, or is simply a curious reader.

Mtg: An Investigation of Magnetic Reversal at Almost the Nanoscale

by @ 10:12 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

Tueday June 22, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: E. Dan Dahlberg, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: Not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

One of the current frontiers in magnetism is to understand the domain structure and the magnetization reversal in nanometer-sized particles.? Explorations at these length scales have been aided by the development (more…)

Mtg: Unified Communications â?? The Reality

by @ 10:11 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 22, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Peter Kozdon, Siemens (retired)
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members (pay at the door)
Place: nVIDIA – 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Unified Communications promises the blending of all communication means thereby allowing for seamless access to all modalities by a user.? The term Unified Communication (UC) surfaced some 10 years ago,? with its promise (more…)

Mtg: Electronic Tagging and Managing Congestion in Electric Power Transmission Systems

by @ 7:23 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY May 10, 2010
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Farrokh Albuyeh, Vice President-Market Services and Consulting, Open Access Technology International (OATI)
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

Beginning in 1996, with the? Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionâ??s (FERC) orders 888 and 889,? the electric power industry began the task of unbundling? generation of electricity from transmission, and Independent System (more…)

April 26, 2010

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

by @ 4:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY May 17, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Claudio Lima, Managing Director, Sonoma Innovation
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: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

The Smart Grid is emerging as a convergence of Information Technology (IT), Communications and Control technology with Power and Energy System Engineering. Today’s electricity grid is inefficient, where 8% of its output is lost along (more…)

April 25, 2010

Mtg: Successful Applications of MoM/MLFMM to Antennas Located on Vehicles

by @ 9:38 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY May 27, 2010? (was earlier shown as May 20)
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Keith Snyder, Sr. Member of the Technical Staff of Northrop Grumman
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell? College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/aps

Method of Moments, MoM, and Multi-Level Fast Multi-pole Method, MLFMM, are two methods for computing behavior of antennas.? His talk will be about applications of the FEKO code and the successes he has (more…)

April 23, 2010

Short Course: RF and Microwave Design for Future Technologies

by @ 4:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY May 1, 2010
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speakers: Prof Ali Niknejad, UC-Berkeley; Dr R Srinavasan, Intel Corp; Dr Rich Ruby, Avago; Prof Gabriel Rebeiz, UC-San Diego; Prof Pham, UC-Davis; Prof Tom Lee, Stanford
Time: Registration 7:30 – 8:00 AM; Presentations 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: Advance Reg: $60 IEEE members, $70 non-members, $50 Students/Unemployed ($10 more on-site)
Place: Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: Register online
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

Mtg: Biomagnetics: An Interdisciplinary Field where Magnetics, Biology and Medicine Overlap

by @ 4:22 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

FRIDAY April 30, 2010
OEB Magnetics
Subject: Biomagnetics: An Interdisciplinary Field where Magnetics, Biology and Medicine Overlap
Speaker: Prof. Shoogo Ueno, Kyushu University, and 2010 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, PJFischer@lbl.gov? by April 26
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Biomagnetics is an interdisciplinary field where magnetics, biology and medicine overlap.? It has a long history since 1600, when William Gilbert published his book De Magnete.? Recent advances (more…)

Mtg: Power-Efficient Data Converters

by @ 4:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 29, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Franco Maloberti (Distinguished Lecturer of the Solid State Circuit Society and Fellow of IEEE)
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Small donation to cover food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: Not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scv/ssc

Portable and nomadic systems require developing power effective and power aware design methodologies for either analog or digital circuits.? For data converters, low power and optimal resolution (more…)

Mtg: Biomagnetics: An Interdisciplinary Field where Magnetics, Biology and Medicine Overlap

by @ 4:19 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 29, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Shoogo Ueno, Kyushu University, and 2010 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: Not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Biomagnetics is an interdisciplinary field where magnetics, biology and medicine overlap.? It has a long history since 1600, when William Gilbert published his book De Magnete.? Recent advances (more…)

Mtg: How to Avoid Being the Next Toyota

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 27, 2010
SCV Product Safety Engineering, and Reliability Chapters
Speakers: Ken Kapur, KLA-Tencor); Eugene Heil, Lewis Bass Intl.; Mike Silverman, Ops A la Carte LLC; Fred Schenkelberg, Ops A La Carte LLC
Time: Networking and pizza/drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website (so we have a pizza count)
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

An exploratory discussion on what companies can do to avoid being the next Toyota? (NOT a root cause analysis).? Will discuss the vulnerability of any high profile company having a major issue (more…)

Mtg: Gigapan: Tool for Image Manipulation

by @ 4:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY April 27, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Rich Gibson, NASA Ames
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 for non-members (pay at the door)
Place: nVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

The GigaPan project provides multiple tools to create and stitch multiple images (or mosaics of images) to create Gigapixel and larger images which can be explored with a pan and zoom interface (more…)

Mtg: Tier 4a Interim Emissions Standards

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY April 27, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Armen Kludjian, Peterson Power Systems
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30; student members $10 (pay at the door)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: Please email Frank Sylvester, fsylvester@sfwater.org for reservations and to qualify for the drawing
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1004-sf-ias.pdf

1) Beginning January 1, 2011 the EPA kicks off new tighter emission standards.
2) Our presentation will focus on the 751HP and above Standby Engines.
3) Action is currently pending (more…)

Mtg: Arc Flash Management and Technology & Plant Tour

by @ 9:56 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY May 25, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Ed Rossi, President; Ashok Kulkarni, Vice President Engineering; Predrag Milovac, Design Development Manager, Industrial Electric Mfg (IEM)
Time: Social and buffet-style dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Plant tour at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (reservations required; seating limited)
Place: Industrial Electric Mfg (IEM), 48205 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
RSVP: please email Jim Avery, jima@iemfg.com to reserve your seat
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1005-sf-ias.pdf

Measures to increase equipment and personnel safety in manufacturing are reflected in new approaches and technologies designed to help minimize the risk of workplace dangers in the event of an arc flash.? With a (more…)

April 22, 2010

Mtg: How to Apply Shielded Cables to Solve More Problems than You Create

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 11, 2010
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter?
Speakers: Dr. Tom Jerse, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing Company
Time: Networking & light dinner (no-host) at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Free coffee, tea, snacks
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

Shielded cables are widely used to enhance signal integrity and solve interference problems, but there are several mechanisms that if not understood in a system design can (more…)

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