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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

Mtg: Scaling-friendly Radio Design for SoC

by @ 6:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Yorgos Palaskas, Intel Labs, Hillsboro
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

Integration of RF together with baseband and possibly application processors in a System-on-Chip is appealing for cost and form-factor reasons.? Conventional radios are generally incompatible with SoC: they require accurate (more…)

Mtg: 30-Cycle Automatic Transfer Switches and Selective Coordination

by @ 6:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jim Hoyt, Harold Wells Associates
Time: No-host 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 June 18 by email to Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or phone: (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1206-oeb-ias.pdf

Recent changes to the NEC require the selective coordination of overcurrent protective devices at hospitals and other mission-critical facilities. Transfer switches with 30-cycle closing and withstand ratings dramatically (more…)

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

by @ 6:42 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Kyle B. Clark, Engineering Manager, Dynapower Company
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (PDT)
Cost: None
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2059599

Mtg: Airport Operations Based on Surface Trajectories

by @ 6:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY June 20, 2012
SCV Control Systems Chapter
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
Web: css2012-victor-cheng.eventbrite.com

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 (more…)

Mtg: 3D Printing, Prosthetics, and Design: New Tools and New Opportunities

by @ 6:40 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 20, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Scott Summit, Founder and CTO, Bespoke Innovations
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: None
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

The range of technology tools we call 3D Printing represent for more than merely new fabrication methods.? Instead, they open the doors to an entirely new approach to product design, innovation, business, and problem (more…)

Mtg: Years of Destiny: HDD Technology Developments & Capital Spending: 2012-2016

by @ 6:39 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 19, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Thomas Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates; Dr. Edward Grochowski, Computer Storage Consultant
Time: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza too at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Magnetic hard disk drives are the dominant digital storage. It is estimated that 1.4 B drives will be shipped in 2016, storing zetabytes (1021) of information. Current shipping HDD products have a storage capacity over 3.0 (more…)

Mtg: The Discovery and Optimization of Solid State Materials for Energy and Electronics Sectors using MBE-based Methodologies

by @ 6:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 19, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Brian Hayden, Physical Chemistry, University of Southampton; Founder and Chief Science Officer, Ilika Technologies
Time: Noon
Cost: at door
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

There is a pressing need for the fast and cost-effective discovery and optimization of new solid state materials for the electronics and energy sectors.? The approach taken by Ilika Technologies to fulfill this industrial need with (more…)

Mtg: A Unified Compact Model for Generic Heterostructure HEMTs

by @ 6:36 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY June 18, 2012
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Xing Zhou, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

III-V channel field-effect transistors (FETs), such as GaN-based high electron mobility transistors (HMETs), have emerged as promising candidates for future generation high-speed, high-frequency, high-voltage, and high-power (more…)

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