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July 17, 2012

Tour of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in San Jose

by @ 8:05 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY September 19, 2012
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Mr. John Taecker, PE, senior engineer, UL
Time: Social/Snacks/Drinks/Desert at 5:15 PM; presentation and tour at 5:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: UL, 455 East Trimble Road, San Jose
RSVP: required, from website
Web: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/13171

Join us for an informative tour of ULâ??s Northern California laboratory located on the corner of Trimble Road and Junction Avenue in San Jose.? Types of products tested at this facility include high technology (information technology equipment, (more…)

July 16, 2012

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

by @ 6:54 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, 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
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

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

by @ 6:53 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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 (more…)

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

by @ 6:52 am. 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 6:30 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 (more…)

July 15, 2012

Mtg: Defying Nyquist in Analog to Digital Conversion

by @ 5:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY July 23, 2012
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Yonina Eldar, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, EE Dept, Technion — Israel Institute of Technology
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: George E. Pake Auditorium, Palo Alto Research Center, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: http://www.parc.com/event/1792/ieee-signal-processing-society-meeting.html

The famous Shannon-Nyquist theorem has become a landmark in the development of digital signal processing. However, in many modern applications, the signal bandwidths have increased tremendously, while the acquisition (more…)

July 11, 2012

Mtg: The Kepler Mission: Zeroing in on Habitable Earths

by @ 2:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 7, 2012
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Douglas Caldwell, Kepler Instrument Scientist, SETI Institute
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 (for food count)
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

NASA’s Kepler Mission was launched on March 6, 2009 with the goal of determining the frequency of Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of solar-like stars.? Kepler continuously and simultaneously monitors over 150,000 stars using (more…)

Mtg: Single Antenna Measurement Using a Mirror and Time Domain

by @ 1:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY July 19, 2012
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Mike Hillbun, President, Diamond Engineering
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell College Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-aps/upcoming-events

The talk will provide a description of a novel antenna measurement method.

Mtg: Consumer Electronics and Smart Cars

by @ 1:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY July 24, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Dirk Rossberg, Director of Technology, BMW
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members $5; non-members $10.
Place: NVIDIA – Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

In the future, an increasing number of innovations in the area of infotainment, communication and driver assistance will only be possible through an intelligent communication network both within the vehicle and (more…)

Mtg: Volunteer Information Evening: Presentations on Engineering Volunteering Opportunities

by @ 1:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY August 8, 2012
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Presentors: Sachin Desai, Aragon Burlingham, Larry Baron, Mike Pollock, Annalise Hoopes, Charlie Neuhauser, Clint Johns, Mark Edelman
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-gold.org

If you’re an engineer or tech person, especially in the first 10 years of your career, and you’ve always wanted to get involved in professional engineering volunteering activities, but didn’t know where to start, this is the event for you!? ? IEEE SCV GOLD hosts a night of (more…)

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

by @ 6:53 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

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

Mtg: Software Defined Networking (SDN) Explained – New Epoch or Passing Fad?

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

WEDNESDAY July 11, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Guru Parulkar, founding Executive Director, Open Networking Research Center; and Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

After several years of research, Software Define Networking (SDN) has finally become a reality. At this year’s Open Networking Summit, Google announced it had already deployed its own SDN design in the backbone network that interconnects all its Data Centers. NTT and (more…)

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