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July 11, 2011

Mtg: An Introduction to 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Radio Design: From Systems to Transistors

by @ 2:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY August 18, 2011
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Arya Behzad
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

A short lecture on the evolution of the 802.11 standard with an emphasis on the radio design will be presented.? After a brief discussion of the market trends, the performance of the 802.11â??s OFDM-based modulations as (more…)

Laser Tag, for Bay Area Engineers

by @ 10:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY August 4, 2011
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Time: Arrive and suit-up at 6:30 PM; Game at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 IEEE Members, $9 Non-IEEE Members (food not included)
Place: Laser Quest, 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
RSVP: from the website

IEEE SCV GOLD invites you to enjoy a friendly game of Laser Tag.? Come out to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers!? Please arrive (more…)

Mtg: What is ‘NFC’ & Why it is a Hot Technology

by @ 10:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY July 26, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Vik Pavate, VP of Business Development, Kovio; Roshan Vijayshankar, Mobile Application Architect, NXP; Denny Mayer, VP of Business Development, Poken; Curt Carrender, Founder, Thinkify
Time: Networking, pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short range of wireless technology that is based on RFID operates at 13.56 MHz and a typical distance of up to 10cm. NFC has gained much attention recently as Google pushed the (more…)

Mtg: From the ALOHA Network to the Web

by @ 9:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

MONDAY July 18, 2011
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Norman Abramson, University of Hawaii
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Grand Ballroom A â?? Street Level, Hyatt Regency San Francisco
RSVP: by email, to Art Astrin,
Web: email to IT chapter

In June 1971 the first two way wireless transmission of data packets within a computer network was put into operation in the ALOHA Network at the Manoa campus of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.? The ALOHA protocol (more…)

Mtg: The Role of Information Theory in Public Key Cryptography

by @ 9:25 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY September 28, 2011
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Martin E. Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: 202 Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required

People are often surprised that public key cryptography was invented within Stanford’s EE department, not the Computer Science department.? Yet my background in Information Theory played a key role in (more…)

Mtg: Telemedicine: New Technologies and Perspectives from the Field

by @ 9:23 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications

WEDNESDAY September 14, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Eric Brewer, National Academy of Engineering; Dr. Sudhir (Sid) Ahuja, Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent Ventures; Ravi Amble, serial entrepreneur
Time: Networking, food and drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM, followed by panel
Cost: $5 donation accepted for food & drinks
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

Rapid advances in telecommunication technology and growing interest in the efficacy of healthcare have led to mushrooming activity in telemedicine. Recent telemedicine programs are much more ambitious (more…)

Mtg: Segmental Conditional Random Fields in Speech Recognition

by @ 9:05 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

MONDAY July 25, 2011
ACM – Data Management SIG
Speaker: Patrick Nguyen, research scientist, Google Research
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: LinkedIn, 2025 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View
RSVP: from website

Novel techniques in speech recognition are often hampered by the long road that must be followed to turn them into fully functional systems capable of competing with the state-of-the-art. In this work, we explore (more…)

Mtg: Memristors in Computing: Promises and Challenges

by @ 8:29 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY August 9, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Jianhua (Joshua) Yang, PhD, HP Labs
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

The desire to continually improve computing systems drives both the relentless scaling of existing silicon integrated circuit technology and the search for new technologies.? To be relevant, new devices (more…)

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