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November 9, 2011

Panel Session on Spectrum Sharing and Frequency Reuse

by @ 8:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

SUNDAY January 15, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Michael Marcus, Jeffrey Pawlan, Nuno Borges Carvalho, Antoinette Cook Bush, Michael Marcus and Richard Reaser
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: none; open to the public
Place: Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The growing demand for wireless services makes â??green field??? spectrum very difficult to find. There is an increase in interest in providing new wireless services by sharing available and underutilized spectrum. These approaches (more…)

Event: Miniature Golf Outing

by @ 7:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 17, 2011
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Time: Arrive at 6:30 PM sharp
Cost: $6 for IEEE members; $10 for non-Members (includes golf, two slices of pizza, and drinks)
Place: Golfland USA, 855 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

IEEE SCV GOLD invites you for a game of mini-golf .? Come out to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers!? Please arrive before 6:30 PM so that you can start on time!? Included is one round of golf, two slices of (more…)

Mtg: Underwriters Laboratories Capabilities and Services Overview

by @ 7:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY November 17, 2011
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: James Shaw, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Time: Networking/social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM, Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE members, $30 for non-members, $15 for student and retired members
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: By November 14 by contactingMichael Nakamura,, Phone (510) 287-2066

– Who is UL; what do we do, where?
– Roles of Engineer vs. AHJ vs. UL? Does UL actually “Approve” anything?
– Listing vs. Recognition vs. (more…)

Mtg: Silicon Valley Power’s Smart Grid Network & Free WiFi in Santa Clara

by @ 7:53 am. Filed under ALL, Communications

WEDNESDAY December 14, 2011 (changed from Dec. 7th)
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Larry Owens, Customer Services and Marketing, Silicon Valley Power; Narashima Chari, co-founder and CTO, Tropos Networks
Time: Networking and food at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM, followed by panel
Cost: $5 payment to cover food and drink
Place: National Semiconductor (TI) Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

1. Fiber enables Santa Claraâ??s “Smart” Wireless WAN. Silicon Valley Power (SVP) currently owns and operates a 57-mile, four-ring, 144 fiber backbone that not only connects SCADA and substations for higher reliability, but it (more…)

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