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June 25, 2012

Mtg: 60GHz CMOS Transceiver for (HD) Video Networks

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY July 16, 2012
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Robert Wiser, Silicon Image, Inc.
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 630 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Creating and maintaining a robust link with the requisite signal-to-noise ratio for high QoS multi-Gb/s communication in the 60-GHz band presents unique challenges.? Adaptive beamforming and beamsteering is the key (more…)

Mtg: Implementation of RAID Types of Architectures for Solid State Devices: Challenges and Solutions

by @ 1:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY July 25, 2012
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Mario Blaum, IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: Networking and food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 202, Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its

Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) types of architectures have been widely used for arrays of Hard Disk Drives or HDDs.? For example, RAID 5 allows for recovery of up to one failed disk using single parity, while (more…)

Mtg: Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of Energy Materials with Full-field Transmission X-ray Microscopy

by @ 1:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY July 17, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Joy C. Andrews, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5. Non-Members $10
Place: Texas Instruments Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Correlation of chemistry and morphology in hierarchical functional materials such as battery electrodes, fuel cells and catalysts can drive design of more efficient materials.? Full-field nanoscale chemical imaging has been used to (more…)

Mtg: “Cognitive” Memory and its Applications

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY June 27, 2012
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Widrow, Stanford University
Time: Networking and food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 202, Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its

Regarding the workings of the human mind, memory and pattern recognition seem to be intertwined. You generally do not have one without the other. Taking inspiration from life experience, a new form of computer (more…)

June 23, 2012

Mtg: Recent Advances in Error Correction Coding with non-binary LDPC Codes

by @ 6:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: NFC – More than Just for Mobile Payment

by @ 6:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY June 26, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Panelists: Laurent Sanchez, INSIDE Secure; Albert Baker, Cypak and Meridian Health; Debra Spitler, HID Global
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation/panel at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Mtg: IEC 62368-1: The Path Forward Towards Full Global Implementation

by @ 6:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY June 26, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Thomas M. Burke, PE, UL LLC
Time: Optional networking and dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose at 5;15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none, for talk
Place: Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Webinar: Smarter Computing and Engineering Solutions for Cloud in Electronics Product Development

by @ 6:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY June 26, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Carl J. Anderson, Krish Dharma and Dave Coutts, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (PDT)
Cost: None
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2079593

Flash Memory Summit Conference

by @ 3:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

7th Annual Flash Memory Summit
– August 21-23, 2012 ? – Santa Clara Convention Center
– Tutorials ? – Exhibits ? – Keynotes ? – Sessions
– Pre-conference Workshop on Intro to SSDs (Monday, Aug. 20)
This power-packed event covers the latest topics in flash memory — flash in embedded systems, laptop/tablet design, flash in enterprise storage systems, green flash, solid state drives, flash performance, flash-based design, flash in computers, mobile applications, software, new non-volatile memory technologies, reliability, security, and much more!
Tutorials and Forums: ? – SSD Technology ? – Enterprise SSDs ? – Consumer Applications ? – Technology Trends ? – Flash-based Architectures ? – Testing, Performance ? – and more
Save $100 – use Priority Code “IEEE”.
Visit the website: www.flashmemorysummit.com

June 22, 2012

Webinar: The Smart Grid, Smart Homes, Smart Roads And Beyond

by @ 4:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY June 26, 2012
IET/INSPEC
Speaker: Heath Knakmuhs, Senior Director of Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (PDT)
Cost: None
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=462548&sessionid=1&key=AACD620EAE0A50E42F9ACC4C2C4D9BCF

In this presentation, Heath Knakmuhs, Senior Director of Policy (Institute for 21st Century Energy -U.S. Chamber of Commerce) will discuss innovative energy technologies for a sustainable society. Our current energy grid has many shortcomings – including (more…)

June 21, 2012

Mtg: Brocade Data Center Tour and Data Center Design & Best Practices

by @ 1:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY July 12, 2012
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Brocade Staff
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Brocade, 120 Holger Way, San Jose
RSVP: from vTools link, on website
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1207-oeb-pes.pdf

Brocade leads the industry in providing comprehensive network solutions that help the worldâ??s leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information reside anywhere.? As a (more…)

June 19, 2012

Mtg: Magnetization Dynamics of Exchange-Biased CoFe/FeMn/NiFe Films

by @ 8:07 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY August 1, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dong-Hyun Kim, Chungbuk National University
Time: Presentation at 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by July 30th by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, peter.fischer@ieee.org
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

We have investigated the magnetization dynamics of exchange-biased CoFe/FeMn/NiFe trilayer films by means of ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) and magnetic transmission X-ray microscopy.? Magnetic anisotropies of the exchange-biased trilayer (more…)

Webinar: Smarter Computing and Engineering Solutions for Cloud in Electronics Product Development

by @ 7:52 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 26, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Carl J. Anderson, Krish Dharma and Dave Coutts, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (PDT)
Cost: None
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2079593

IBM Engineering experts will share IBMâ??s perspective on how clients can leverage â??Engineering Solutions for Cloudâ?? to realize greater business value. The session will illustrate how Cloud solutions aid effective collaboration among geographically (more…)

June 17, 2012

Mtg: Antennas I Have Known

by @ 6:45 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: John Hill, Retired
Time: Food and drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell College Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-aps

Mtg: “EXPERIENCE THE POWER” Demo Trailer

by @ 6:44 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Seminars: Codes and Standards, Paralleling Technology, Non-linear Loads, Emissions (sound/exhaust), Modular Power Systems (MPS)
Time: hors d’oeuvres & light refreshments, and presentation, tour at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Energy Systems, 23314 Cabot Boulevard, Hayward
RSVP: by email, to Henry Chan, henry@edesignc.com
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1206-oeb-pes.pdf

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