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April 13, 2010

Mtg: Power-Efficient Data Converters

by @ 3:55 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

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 imply a favorable allocation of the noise (more…)

Mtg: Energy-Efficient Design of Digital Circuits

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY April 15, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits, with Circuits and Systems Chapters
Speaker: Prof. Vojin Oklobdzija, IEEE-SSCS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation to cover food
Place: Qualcomm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road Santa Clara (this meeting only)
RSVP: not required

Techniques for designing and optimizing digital circuits have for a long time been driven by performance.? Power is now the limiting factor to performance.? Logical Effort technique helps to determine transistor sizes for speed as an objective (more…)

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

by @ 3:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

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,, (925) 210-2571

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 and other non-linear (more…)

Mtg: Architectures and Applications of Video Surveillance and Video Analytics Systems

by @ 3:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY April 14, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Robb Henshaw, Proxim Wireless; Suhas Patil, Cradle Technologies; Basant Khaitan, Videonetics
Time: Food/drink and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for food/drinks
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: By April 12 to

The program this month includes three talks:
A Primer on Wireless Network Architectures and Applications for Video Surveillance
In recent years, there has been (more…)

Mtg: Applications and Self-Packaging of Microscopically Small Electronic Components

by @ 3:11 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY April 14, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, and Nanotechnology Chapters
Speaker: Babak A. Parviz, Assoc. Professor of Innovation & Assoc. Director of the Micro-Scale Life Sciences Center, University of Washington
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM (note new times!)
Cost: $20 if reserved by April 12; $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

The current trend in the semiconductor industry requires further miniaturization of components, their precise placement, and integration of an ever-increasing number of parts made in various technologies into a single platform.? To extend the range (more…)

Mtg: Approaches to Arc Flash Hazard Mitigation

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY May 13, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gary H. Fox, Senior Specification Engineer, GE Industrial Solutions
Time: Demo trailer at 3:00 PM; No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: Dinner is $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: Please respond by May 12 to Gregg Boltz,,? 925-210-2571

This evening there will be two presentations related to Arc Flash Hazard Mitigation:
1.? Advanced breaker trip unit technologies, including zone selective interlock, maintenance mode, and enhanced time current (more…)

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