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June 7, 2012

Webinar: Modernist Circuit Topologies and Transistors for Smart Grid Power Electronics

by @ 3:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
Speaker: Kyle B. Clark, Engineering Manager, Dynapower Company
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (PDT)
Cost: None
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website

With rapid improvements in the performance-per-dollar of digitally controlled high-power-grid-tied inverters and converters, designers would be wise to examine their choice of power electronics transistors and circuit (more…)

Mtg: A Wide Common-Mode Fully-Adaptive Multi-Standard 12.5Gb/s Backplane Transceiver in 28nm CMOS

by @ 3:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY July 19, 2012
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Jafar Savoj, Xilinx, Inc.
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

This talk describes the design of a fully-adaptive backplane transceiver embedded in a state-of-the-art, low-leakage, 28nm CMOS FPGA.? The wide common mode receive AFE utilizes a three-stage CTLE to provide selective (more…)

Mtg: Airport Operations Based on Surface Trajectories

by @ 3:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY June 20, 2012
SCV Control SystemsChapter
Speaker: Dr. Victor Cheng, Optimal Synthesis Inc.
Time: Light snacks and networking at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: None
Place: Intersil Corp., 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Building 3/Stanford Room, Milpitas
RSVP: from website

The speaker will discuss the Surface Operation Automation Research (SOAR) at Optimal Synthesis Inc. (OSI), where he is developing advanced concepts and technologies to enhance the efficiency of airport surface operations. Surface (more…)

Mtg: Microinverter Basics for Solar Energy

by @ 3:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY June 13, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Mark Baldassari, Director, Codes and Standards, Enphase Energy
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required

Intro to Enphase; Microinverter basics; Difference between microinverter and central inverter architecture; Grounding implications and microinverters; Q&A

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