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May 9, 2012

Mtg: Sustainable Electrical Facility Design

by @ 6:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY May 16, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Mark Fisher, PE, LEED AP, Alfa Tech Consulting Enterprises, Inc.
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non members, $15.00 Student members
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ieeepes051612.eventbrite.com

This presentation will explore a variety of options that can be designed into a commercial building to improve sustainability and energy efficiency.? Included will be some features and lessons learned from Integrated Design Associatesâ?? (IDeAs) facility, the (more…)

Mtg: Color Science

by @ 6:37 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 5, 2012
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Mark Butterworth, Optical Scientist, Philips Lumileds
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Color is a human response to the physical world and not usually taught in physics class.? My goal is to make this fun and informative.? I will start with the human visual system â?? how the eye and retina see the world and how the brain interprets this (more…)

Tour of Willow Garage: Personal Robotics

by @ 6:22 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 7, 2012
SCV Reliability Chapter
Time: Tour

Willow Garage develops hardware and open source software for personal robotics applications. They are pioneering Open Source Robotics with their open Robot Operating System (ROS).? Willow Garageâ??s vision is to see personal robots as (more…)

Mtg: Mobile Visual Computing

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

TUESDAY May 22, 2012
SCV Consumer Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Kari Pulli, NVIDIA
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

Mobile phones made cameras ubiquitous and programmable. In this talk I will discuss how programmable cameras can be made to take better pictures, and which other applications are enabled by mobile cameras.? I’ll discuss the mobile visual (more…)

Seminar: Recent Advances on Error Correction Coding with non-binary LDPC Codes

by @ 1:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 28, 2012
SCV Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE) with SSC and CAS Chapters
Speaker: Prof. David Declercq, ENSEA in Cergy-Pontoise, France
Time: Lecture from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM; then 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $30 for IEEE members, $40 for non-members, $15 for students
Place: Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ldpc.eventbrite.com

A low-density parity-check (LDPC) code is a linear error correcting code, a method of transmitting a message over a noisy transmission channel.? LDPC codes are finding increasing use in applications requiring reliable and highly efficient information (more…)

Webinars: Smart Energy Technology & Application-specific Solutions Training

by @ 1:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY May 16, 2012
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Instructors: 50 Educational Webinars, all day long, on-demand
Time: 8:00 AM to Midnight
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2052715

To facilitate development of smart energy applications, Avnet has created our first-ever Smart Energy Forum. This online, on-demand technical (more…)

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