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October 25, 2010

Mtg: Robot Control for Medical Applications and Hair Transplants

by @ 12:21 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY November 18, 2010
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Tenney, Restoration Robotics, Inc.
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Medical device applications have proven to be fertile ground for innovative robotic control solutions.? In this talk, Dr. John Tenney of Restoration Robotics, Inc., describes the wide range of (more…)

Mtg: Adjustable Speed Drives

by @ 11:59 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY November 18, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Reinaldo Bermudez, Voith Turbo
Time: 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 email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1011-oeb-ias.pdf

This presentation will provide a general overview of hydrodynamic variable speed drives and their application to various types of rotating machinery as a viable and reliable alternative to (more…)

Mtg: Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio

by @ 11:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY November 3, 2010
SCV and OEB Communications Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Zhensheng Zhang, Argon ST
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: DeVry University, Fremont Campus, 6600 Dumbarton Cr., Fremont
RSVP: by email to Bill Kaminsky, bill.kaminsky@ieee.org
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

This talk will address:
â?¢ Bandwidth Characteristics
â?¢ White Space Sensing Technologies (more…)

Seminar: Nanoelectronics â?? Innovation and Implementation

by @ 11:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 16, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: Di Ma, TSMC; Bill Liu, Global Foundries; Anna Hunter, Samsung Semiconductor; and others
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Cost: Members $25, Students $25, Non-Members $30. At Door Registration add $5
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Presentations on the current state of available foundry services and directions for the future.? Panel discussion on Challenges and breakthroughs for sub 17nm technology.

Mtg: EMC/EMI Issues in Biomedical Research

by @ 11:04 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY December 14, 2010
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Ji Chen, ECE Dept., University of Houston
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none (includes catered holiday dinner)
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

The interactions between electromagnetic signals and biomedical systems lead to safety considerations for medical devices and patients.? In this talk, we will present some recent investigations of (more…)

October 23, 2010

Seminar: Impact of Packaging Materials on Device and Server Soft Error Rates

by @ 1:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 28, 2010
SCV Electron Devices, Reliability, and Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapters
Speakers: from Intersil, Vanderbilt U., Cisco Systems, Indium Corp., Ops a la Carte, Honeywell, Marvell
Time: Registration at 8:00 AM; Presentations from 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Cost: none
Place: Cisco Systems, Building O, First Floor, 10 West Tasman, San Jose, and also live on the Web
RSVP: From the website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Mtg: HCPV Tracker Accelerated Reliability Tests

by @ 1:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: Use of Serial Flash in Consumer Electronics

by @ 1:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 26, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics
Subject:
Speaker: Salman Rashid, Sr. Director Marketing, Macronix America
Time: Pizza + Drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

The electronics industry has witnessed a dramatic shift to serial interfaces in recent years. Parallel ATA is transformed into Serial ATA (SATA), traditional SCSI has given way to SAS (serial attached SCSI), PCI (more…)

mtg: Selective Coordination Issues with 30-Cycle Transfer Switches

by @ 1:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY October 26, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jim Hoyt, Harold Wells Associates, Inc.
Time: Networking at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, fsylvester@sfwater.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1010-sf-ias.pdf

Selective coordination, first required by the NEC in 1993, is a complicated process of coordinating the ratings and settings of overcurrent protective devices, such as circuit breakers, fuses, and ground (more…)

IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2010)

by @ 11:59 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2010) [more]
— Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2010 ? ? — Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego
— Sessions, Keynote, Awards ? ? — 3 Full-day Workshops
RTSS is the premier conference in the area of real-time computing, presenting innovations in the field with respect to theory and practice — design, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and experience.
Sessions: ? – Multiprocessors ? – Blocking, Locking, and Versioning ? – Cyber-Physical Systems ? – WSN Algorithms and Improvements ? – Uniprocessor Scheduling ? – WSN Systems Issues and Techniques ? – Data Flows, Networks, and Distributed Systems ? – Design and Verification
Workshops: ? – Real-Time Embedded Systems ? – Virtual Integration of Cyber-Physical Systems ? – Data Artifacts, Experimentation & Collaboration
More information and to register: ? www.rtss.org

October 18, 2010

Mtg: Overview and Updates on IEC 62368-1 – The New Standard for Audio/Video, Information Technology and Communications Technology Equipment

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 26, 2010
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Kevin Ravo, Underwriters Laboratory
Time: Optional dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Presentation at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Discussion on IEC 62368-1:
– Brief background on the standard
– Principles of HBSE
– General safety (more…)

October 15, 2010

Mtg: Utility Applications for Transformer Monitoring â?? Generation, Transmission and Distribution

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY October 21, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Martin McLarnon, GE Energy
Time: Networking, 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 email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com or (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1010-oeb-ias.pdf

Knowledge of the condition of transformers is essential for all electrical networks and on-line monitoring of critical transformers is increasingly vital.? This information allows valuable assets to be maximized and expensive (more…)

Mtg: Robot Control for Medical Applications and Hair Transplants

by @ 1:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY October 21, 2010
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Tenney, Restoration Robotics, Inc.
Time: Networking, refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Tutorial: Status of Knowledge on Non-Binary LDPC Decoders

by @ 1:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: INFocus Coherent Image Formation Technology

by @ 1:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY October 20, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Wilko Wilkening, PhD, Staff Systems Engineer, Siemens Medical Solutions USA
Time: Optional dinner: Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:00 PM at Med School
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

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