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November 21, 2011

Mtg: Miniature Frequency-Extension Modules for Vector Network Analyzers

by @ 5:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY December 8, 2011
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques, with Instrumentation and Measurement Chapers
Speaker: Karam Noujeim, Ph.D., Microwave Measurements Division, Anritsu Co.
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Aristotle Room (Main Lobby), 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: to Brian Lee, brian.lee@ieee.org

A detailed description of the high-frequency reflectometer technology deployed in Anritsuâ??s Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) family will be given.? It will be shown that scaling of this technology for use in the millimeter-wave range results in (more…)

Annual Holiday Event for the Whole Family: The Future of Gesture Recognition

by @ 5:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY December 15, 2011
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Sinclair Vass, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Operations, JDSU
Time: Networking and holiday dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $8.38 for adults; kids free
Place: National Semiconductor (TI) Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Our annual “family holiday lecture” will address “gesture recognition” — the ability for systems to recognize body movements and interpret them as “commands”.? We’ll have examples of gesture recognition systems for video (more…)

Mtg: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Machinery Directive

by @ 5:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY November 29, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: John McBain, Agilent
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose,
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

The European Machinery Directive (MD) has been in force for many years, and even the latest version (2006/42/EC) has been effective since December 2009.? Unfortunately, the revision that was supposed to clarify the applicability of (more…)

Mtg: Annual CES Download: Consumer Electronics Show

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 24, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Gary Sasaki, President, DIGDIA; Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates; Mike Demler, Technical Editor, EDN Magazine
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 for non-members
Place: NVIDIA – 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

This is one of our more popular meeting topics — a look at some of the latest and greatest, and sometimes weirdest new products shown at the Consumer Electronics Show.? Both Gary and Tom have attended CES for over a decade (more…)

Mtg: Radiated Spurious Emissions (RSE) Testing for Wireless Devices: A Tutorial on the History of the Test and How to Perform It

by @ 2:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY January 10, 2012
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Jari Vikstedt, ETS-Lindgren
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small fee for dinner
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

This presentation provides a tutorial on Radiated Spurious Emissions (RSE) testing for wireless devices.? It will review the history of the test and provide details on how to perform the test in accordance with the applicable (more…)

Mtg: Narrowband and Broadband Discrimination with a Spectrum Analyzer or EMI Receiver

by @ 2:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY December 13, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Werner Schaefer, Schaefer Associates
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

Spectrum analyzers and scanning receivers are widely used in EMI laboratories today.? Their use for measuring both narrowband and broadband signals requires specific understanding of certain instrument and signal characteristics (more…)

Mtg: Introduction & Overview of SLC NAND in Embedded Applications

by @ 2:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 6, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Manish Gulati, Sr. Marketing Manager, Macronix America Inc.
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation 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

Over the years, Flash requirements in the embedded space have evolved — from Parallel NOR to Serial NOR interface, from 3V to low voltage products to keep up with low power consumption requirements.? Today, as embedded (more…)

Webinar: Planning, Architecting and Executing Smart Grid Transformation

by @ 1:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY December 6, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine ?
Speaker: Irv Badr, Energy & Utilities, IBM Rational
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1970147

Prior to implementing the smart grid transformation, proper governance is necessary in order to achieve successful results. During initial stages adoption, deployment planning, systematic and formal delivery process, requirements (more…)

Mtg: Consulting in the Field-Robotics Age

by @ 11:46 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY December 12, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: David Wyland, Neato Robotics, Inc.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Great engineering consulting opportunities are opening up in field robotics. Like factory robots, these are pick-and-place machines that move things around.? Unlike factory robots, they move things around in open, changing (more…)

Webinar: Better Simulation of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators using VORPAL

by @ 11:26 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

THURSDAY December 1, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Alex Likhanskii, Ph.D.
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1956726

Dr. Alex Likhansii will discuss a more accurate means of modeling atmospheric pressure gas discharges using particle-in-cell (PIC) and hydrodynamic (more…)

Tour of Agilent Technologies Environmental Test Lab and Life Test Lab

by @ 11:04 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY December 1, 2011
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Jim Krepelka, CRE, Reliability/Environmental Test, Agilent Technology’s Life Science Group
Time: Networking, snacks and HP tech museum at 6:00 PM; overivew at 6:30 PM; Tours at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara Site, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

The Santa Clara Site of Agilent Technologies is not only the corporate headquarters but also the life science technology center for the company.? ? Divisions located on this site include GCMS, LCMS, NMR, Genomics/Proteomics, Lab Automation (more…)

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