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October 11, 2011

Mtg: Antennas and Transmission Lines

by @ 7:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY November 8, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Mark Steffka, EMC Technical Specialist, GM Powertrain; IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer
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

The effective and efficient use of radio frequency communication is solely dependent upon transferring electromagnetic energy to and from an antenna, and this energy transfer is also responsible for EMC issues.? Many engineers today working in EMC (more…)

Mtg: Wave Glider: Vision and Purpose

by @ 6:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 20, 2011
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Bill Vass, Liquid Robotics
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Campus, Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Oceans cover most of Earthâ??s surface with an average depth of more than two miles. Placing observation equipment anywhere in this vast area is difficult and expensive, yet the oceans provide essential resources, influence climate, and enable human (more…)

Mtg: Video Distribution in the Home

by @ 6:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY November 9, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Michail Tsatsanis, Director of Systems Engineering, Entropic Communications; Todd Antes, VP Marketing, Digital Home, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.; Vinay Gokhale, SVP of Marketing & Business Development, Entropic Communications
Time: Networking and food at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation accepted for food & drinks
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

With the growing demand for broadband media content on devices in the home â?? TVs, computers, gaming consoles, network-attached storage units, tablets and smartphones â?? the need for high quality connectivity has never been more (more…)

Mtg: Environmental Safety: An Update on Regulatory Requirements around the World

by @ 5:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY October 25, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Gerardo Bertero, Ph.D, Western Digital Corp.
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito’s at 5:30 PM; Presentation at Applied Materials at 7:00 PM
Cost: none, for presentation
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Presentation at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

What started in Europe with RoHS and WEEE continues to expand and mutate across the world. We’ll
cover some of the changes in the “recast” of RoHS that just came in to force as well as REACH and its
effect on other countries’ chemical (more…)

Mtg: On-Chip Interconnect: Demanding Challenges for Complex SoCs

by @ 4:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 8, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter, with Solid State Circuits & Electron Devices
Speaker: Drew Wingard, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer, Sonics, Inc
Time: Networking, pizza at 6:30 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website

By now, weâ??ve all gotten pretty used to these amazingly converged consumer devices: always-connected, media-rich and computing-capable platforms focused on the capture and delivery of massive amounts of content â?? all at seemingly impossibly (more…)

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