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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

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

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

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

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…)

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