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February 9, 2011

Mtg: Lies, More Lies – and Then There’s Audio Specs!

by @ 7:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 22, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Dan Foley & Doug Ordon, Foley and Associates
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA – 2800 Scott Blvd, Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

Audio product data sheets typically contain basic specs such as frequency response and total harmonic distortion (THD).? However the design engineer usually performs a myriad of tests to (more…)

Mtg: Getting Paid

by @ 6:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 19, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jonathan J. Sweet, Law Offices of Jonathan J. Sweet
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Jonathan J. Sweet, a Los Gatos attorney, reviews contract language and clauses for your consulting agreements and those you are asked to sign.? He will discuss applicable California law and (more…)

Mtg: Conscious Objects: The Impact of RFID

by @ 6:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 15, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Curt Carrender, Thinkify
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) has become a part of everyday life in recent years.? This talk will provide an overview of RFID, from its origins up through the current state-of-the-art.? It will (more…)

Mtg: Simplification Process of a Complex System into a Useful Numerical Model

by @ 6:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 8, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatability Chapter
Speaker: Federico Pio Centola, Apple Inc.
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Light Dinner and beverages will be served for a fee. Coffee, tea, and snacks are served free of charge.
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

EMC simulations are not usually used to predict emissions but to quantify the relative difference between different design options.? If the simulated result variation between different designs is (more…)

Mtg: All You Need to Know about Lead Acid Batteries

by @ 5:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY February 22, 2011
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: John Kim, C&D University
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 at the door; $10 for up to 5 IEEE student members
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, fsylvester@sfwater.org, 415.554.1578
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/ias

This presentation will focus on battery basics, sizing, and maintenance & operations.? John will describe which type of battery to use per application, to include factors such as; gassing, capacity testing, (more…)

Mtg:Industrial Machinery Safety and Safety Program Development

by @ 5:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY February 22, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: John Monroe, Gartner Inc
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito at 5:30 PM; Presentation at Applied Materials at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; meeting at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Mtg: The Intelligence Under the Hood: Adaptive Control of IC Engines

by @ 5:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 24, 2011
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Yildiray Yildiz, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place:Packard Building Room 101, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cis

What happens when you press the gas pedal in your car? How does the engine continue to run smoothly while you are waiting at the red light? How is the amount of air and fuel going into (more…)

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