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July 10, 2011

One-day Seminar: Emerging Automotive Computing: Engineering in Overdrive

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SATURDAY July 16, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Keynote: Dr. Steve Shladover, PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation TecHnology), UC Berkeley Inst of Transportation Studies
Time: Registration at 8:30 AM; program from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: See website after June 5th (approx $50 fee)
Place: Braun Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: from website

Mtg: Power System Reliability Analysis and Artificial Intelligence

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY July 14, 2011
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Zach Cramer, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Time: Food and networking at 12:00 PM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: Free for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Place: CA Public Utilities Commission, Golden Gate Training Room, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by July 12 to John Joven, 415-973-4873

In the early 1990â??s many utilities chose a strategy of maximizing return on equity.? Under this strategy very little capital investment was made, leading to increased asset utilization and decreased contingency (more…)

Mtg: Architectures and Signal Integrity Challenges for 100 Gbps Data Transmission Systems

by @ 3:51 pm. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY July 13, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Lux Joshi, Product Specialist,LeCroy Corporation
Time: Food and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation is requested for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

100 Gbps networks are being developed to address the need for substantially higher bandwidth in core networking applications.? However, there are technical hurdles in implementing end-to-end 100Gbps (more…)

Mtg: Networked Control Systems II: Innovative Topologies for Distributed Motion Control

by @ 3:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY July 13, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Jason Goerges, ACS Motion Control, Inc.
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

With a modern industrial ethernet network like EtherCAT, it is now possible to provide fully coordinated real time multiaxis motion control with a distributed architecture.? Traditionally, achieving this (more…)

Mtg: Future Vehicle Computer System in a Five-Screen World

by @ 3:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY July 12, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Speakers: Roger D. Melen, Senior Advisor, Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., Inc.; and Byron Shaw, PhD, Managing Director, GMâ??s Advanced Technology Office in Silicon Valley
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food & drinks
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from the website

Future automobiles will widely incorporate new dashboard display screens which will soon join laptops, cellphones, televisions, and tablets as part of the common fabric of the modern networked world.? They will (more…)

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