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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
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

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
Web: ieee-scv-gold-aug2011-lasertag.eventbrite.com

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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

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, art@astrinradio.com
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
Info: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/it

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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc/index.php#sep14

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
Web: events.linkedin.com/Free-ACM-DM-SIG-Event-Segmental/pub/721654

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
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

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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