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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, or (925) 210-2571

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

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

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

Mtg: Solving Radio Frequency Interference Problems

by @ 1:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY October 20, 2010
SCV Instrumentation & Measurement Chapter
Speaker: Steve Thomas, Senior Product Manager, Anritsu Company
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Board Room, Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to or 408-201-1976

As wireless systems proliferate worldwide, the number one enemy of wireless systems designers and service providers is signal interference. Interference hampers coverage and capacity, and limits the (more…)

Mtg: Shingled Magnetic Recording and Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording

by @ 1:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY October 19, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Roger Wood, 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

Magnetic recording as we know it today is approaching its theoretical limit of about 1 Terabit/in2.? Annual increases in HDD capacity will come to a halt unless a significant new technology can be introduced (more…)

Mtg: What Music is Original in the Digital Age?

by @ 1:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

TUESDAY October 19, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Judith Finell, Judith Finell Musicservices, Inc.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Contemporary technology has transformed many processes related to music, including its composition, digitization, usage, distribution, and protection. Digital recording technology enables musicians to incorporate (more…)

Mtg: Advances in Helium Ion Microscope Imaging, Materials Analysis and Nanofabrication

by @ 1:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 19, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Bill Thompson, Carl Zeiss SMT
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
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

Mtg: Intellectual Property (IP) Primer for Entrepreneurs and Early-Stage Companies

by @ 1:51 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

MONDAY October 18, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems, with Electron Devices and Education Chapters?
Speaker: Jordan M. Becker
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The presentation provides an overview of the various different forms of IP, including their overlap and differences, with most of the remainder of the presentation focusing on patents.? The presentation discusses what (more…)

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