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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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