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August 19, 2010

Mtg: PV Solar Plants â?? Controls and Inverters

by @ 3:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY September 16, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Peter Kiggen, Manager, Emerson Control Techniques Solar Plant Solutions; Jim Cushman, Senior Account Manager, Emerson Process Management
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by September 15, by contacting Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1009-oeb-ias.pdf

As the demand for Solar Power Generation increases through required regulation, there is a daily evolvement within the PV Solar Plant Development for Utility Scale Applications.? Emerson will (more…)

Mtg: Thermally-Assisted Magnetic Recording at up to 1 Tb/in2 using an Integrated Plasmonic Antenna

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 21, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Barry Stipe, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
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

Thermally-Assisted Magnetic Recording (TAR) and Bit Patterned Recording (BPR) are two of the most promising technologies for surpassing the fundamental limitations of conventional magnetic (more…)

August 10, 2010

Mtg: 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet: Market Needs, Applications, and Standards

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 13, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: John D’Ambrosia, Force10 Networks; Ilango Ganga, LAN Access Division, Intel
Time: Networking with Cheese, Crackers, Drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Ethernetâ??s Next Evolution â?? 40GbE and 100GbE
This talk will provide an overview of the Ethernet Eco-system and the applications within that drove the need for the development of IEEE Std. (more…)

Social Event: Dinner and Breakout Groups

by @ 2:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY August 24, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Time: Networking/refreshments and breakout topics at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:30 PM; followed by Karioki
Cost: $35 per person – includes dinner, wine and soft drinks (bring a guest)
Place: China Stix, 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

We get started at with networking and mingling till 7:15pm. During our networking session we will have breakout groups to discuss:
— High speed transmission on twisted pair:? LANs and xDSL? (Sept 8 meeting topic)
— Smart Grid, Smart Devices, Internet of Things (Sept 25 workshop)
— Sprint’s M2M platform and initiatives (Led by Sprint;s M2M product mgr)
— 40G/100G Ethernet (Oct 13 meeting topic)
plus interactive games that will challenge your intellect, and several surprises. There will be a cash bar where you can order the beverage of your choice.
Dinner follows at 7:30 PM, at China Stix restaurant (voted Best Mandarin Chinese Restaurant by readers of Sing Tao Daily Chinese Newspaper and Reader’s Poll-Santa Clara Valley Weekly).

Mtg: New Developments in HDMI

by @ 9:27 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 31, 2010? (updated: was 8/24)
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: from Silicon Image
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 for non-members, $5 foe IEEE members, free for IEEE CES members & Student IEEE members
Place: Hewlett Packard, Building 20, 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is that now familiar interface that you use to connect video and audio to your HDTV set.? It has gone through a number of improvements since it first came out, some of the latest issues (more…)

August 9, 2010

Tutorial: Status of Knowledge on Non-Binary LDPC Decoders

by @ 7:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 21, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits, with Signal Processing, Circuits and Systems, and Communications Chapters
Speaker: Prof. David Declercq, ENSEA in Cergy-Pontoise
Time: Networking and snacks at 5:30 PM; Lecture at 6:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/mu/scv-sscs

In this tutorial, the iterative decoding techniques for non-binary LDPC codes will be presented, both from the theoretical aspects of Belief Propagation and its analysis, and from more practical aspects of efficient implementation.? In a first (more…)

Webinar: Standards-Driven Application Development for the Energy and Utilities Industry

by @ 7:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY August 19, 2010
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Irv Badr, Energy & Utilities, IBM Rational
Time: Presentation at 1:00 AM (1 hour)
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: from the website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1642472

Mtg: HCPV Tracker Accelerated Reliability Tests

by @ 6:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY October 27, 2010
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Jon G. Elerath, Staff Reliability Engineer, SolFocus
Time: Social/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett Packard Oak Room, Bldg 48, 1911 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

An accelerated reliability test plan was developed for trackers used in high-concentration photo-voltaic power systems.? The potential failure modes of the tracker hardware were used to select the hardware that was tested.? The 2-parameter (more…)

Mtg: Development and Application of Accelerated Test Methods Specific to CPV Systems

by @ 6:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 29, 2010
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Mark Spencer, Staff Reliability Engineer, SolFocus
Time: Social/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett Packard Oak Room, Bldg 48, 1911 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

SolFocus is currently involved in two separate accelerated test efforts to quantify the long term life of its SF1100 CPV (concentrator photovoltaic) product.? Results from these tests will be correlated with the ongoing monitoring of (more…)

Mtg: SolFocus Concentrator Photovoltaics â?? An Introduction

by @ 4:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 21, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Phil Metz, Director of Business Development, SolFocus
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 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

This presentation introduces the SolFocus Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) product â?? what it is and how it works.? It presents the value proposition for SolFocus CPV and the design and manufacturing advantages of this product vs. other (more…)

August 7, 2010

Seminar: Smart Grid Workshop: M2M Communications, Emerging Devices and “The Internet of Things”

by @ 7:46 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY September 25, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter, with NATEA
Speakers: Claudio Lima, IEEE P2030 Smart Grid Architecture Standards WG; Stefano Galli, Panasonic R&D; Kuor-Hsin Chang, Elster Solutions; Jeffrey Smith, Numerex Corp, Jason Porter, AT&T; Michael Finegan, Sprint Emerging Solutions Group
Time: Presentations from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM in two tracks
Cost: IEEE Members, students, unemployed $10; non-members $20
Place: Benson Center, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Mtg: All-Silicon System with Nano-Packaging: Highest Functionality, Lowest Cost, Smallest Size

by @ 7:29 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 12, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Rao Tummala, Founding Director, NSF Packaging Research Center, Georgia Tech
Time: Optional dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 for dinner; Students & unemployed members $10 (no cost for presentation-only)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Nanopackaging has been defined as the process of interconnecting, powering, cooling, and protecting the nanocomponents made of nanomaterials to form electronic and bioelectronic systems for greatly improved (more…)

Mtg: Is It the End of the Road for Silicon in Power Management?

by @ 7:26 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 12, 2010
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion
Time: Networking with pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E-1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

For the past three decades, power management efficiency and cost have shown steady improvement as innovations in power MOSFET structures, technology, and circuit topologies have paced the growing need (more…)

Mtg: LDMOS: Technology and Applications

by @ 7:16 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 14, 2010
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Shekar Mallikarjunaswamy, Alpha Omega Semiconductor
Time: Networking with pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E-1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

August 6, 2010

Seminar: EMC Modeling, Design, Radiated Immunity and Cosite Interference

by @ 7:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Santa Clara Valley EMC Chapter — Two-Day Mini Symposium
EMC Modeling, Design, Radiated Immunity and Cosite Interference
— September 23-24, 2010 ? ? — Double Tree Hotel, San Jose
— IEEE Members: $375; non-Members: $425; group discounts
— Instructors: Dr. Todd Hubing and Dr. Tom Jerse
TOPICS: ? â?¢ Power Inverter/Motor Design for Reduced Emissions ? â?¢ Grounding and Shielding in Mixed Signal PCBs ? â?¢ Component Characterization for System-Level Modeling ? â?¢ How Productive EMC Engineers use Computer Modeling Tools ? â?¢ Radiated Immunity ? â?¢ Co-site Interference
Register by August 22, to save $75.
Full details, and to register: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

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