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August 28, 2012

Mtg: Robotics for Human Exploration of Space

by @ 8:23 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY October 4, 2012
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Terry Fong, Director, Intelligent Robotics Group, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

Future human missions to the Moon, Mars, and other destinations offer many new opportunities for exploration.? Astronaut time, however, will always be limited and some work will not be feasible for humans to do (more…)

Tour: Reliability Tour of BAE Systems

by @ 7:59 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY October 4, 2012
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: BAE Staff
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (arrive at 4:45 PM)
Cost: none
Place: BAE Systems, 1205 Coleman, Santa Clara (visitor parking spaces out front; alternate is across Brokaw)
RSVP: by email to Mike Silverman, MikeS@opsalacarte.com — first 25 only.
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

This tour is being extended to us and is special.? It is a “Public Domain” tour.? What they will see -? Materials Lab;? – Tour of the “Bone Yard”; ? – many vehicles of different ages? – There are other areas that (more…)

Mtg: Return on Investment for a Design for Reliability Program

by @ 7:37 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY September 6, 2012
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Mike Silverman, Ops a la Carte
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett-Packard (Building 48, Oak Room), 19111 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

A good DFR Program has the following attributes:
1. Setting Goals at the beginning of the program and then developing a plan to meet the goals.
2. Having the reliability goals being (more…)

August 25, 2012

Mtg: Automated Transit Networks

by @ 12:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY August 29, 2012
SCV Vehicular Technology, with Nanotechnology
Speaker: Eugene Nishinaga, CEO/CTO, Transit Control Solutions, Inc.
Time: Networking, Pizza and Drinks at 11:30AM, Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: none for IEEE Members; non-IEEE Members $5
Place: TI Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/vts

Automated Transit Networks, which are systems of driverless vehicles running on fixed track ways with all stations located off of the main line, are poised to become a major component of the transit terrain.? With offline (more…)

August 23, 2012

Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

EEE Signal Processing Society
Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
— November 4-7, 2012 ? ? — Pacific Grove
A forum for presenting work in various areas of theoretical and applied signal processing.
75 Sessions including: ? – Graphical Models in Signal Processing ? – Full-Duplex MIMO Communications ? – Green Radio ? – Compressive Sensing ? – Network Beamforming ? – Cognitive Radio Networks ? – Image and Video Coding ? – Medical Image Analysis ? – Wireless Video Transmission ? – Coding Theory for the Next-Gen Storage Systems ? – Multiuser and Massive MIMO ? – Social Networks ? – Low Power ? – Sequence and Genome Analysis ? – Network Optimization ? – Decoding and Detection ? – Interference Alignment ? … and more.
Save $250 through Oct. 15th. ? For more information, and to register, visit: www.asilomarssc.org

Webinar: Adopting Agile Methods for Safety-Critical Systems Development

by @ 9:46 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY September 27, 2012
Computer Society
Speaker: Bruce Powel Douglass, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars

Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive but undisciplined and lacking in robustness. In actual fact, agile requires a great deal of discipline and its practices enhance both quality and team productivity. Because (more…)

Webinar: Unifying SW Requirements and Design with a Simplified Requirements Analysis Workflow

by @ 9:40 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY September 20, 2012
Computer Society
Speaker: Paul Urban, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars

Change is inevitable. The success or failure of product and system development often hinges on the ability to respond quickly to customer, business or market requirements changes. Learn how utilizing a new (more…)

Webinar: Wizardry at your Fingertips – Making Tough Decisions Easier with Predictive Analytics

by @ 9:31 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY August 30, 2012
Computer Society
Speakers: Walker Royce and Murray Robert Cantor PhD., IBM
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars

We live in a complex world–often overwhelmed by data, connections, random and not-so-random events. One of the challenges of our time is to manage this complexity. We need all the help we can get. We need wizards — (more…)

Mtg: Nanotechnology-Enabled Redox-Flow Batteries Give the Smart Grid a High IQ

by @ 9:13 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY September 18, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Craig Horne, Founder and CEO, EnerVault Corporation
Time: Registration & light lunch 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

Megawatt scale Redox Flow Batteries (RFB) can be a safe, reliable and cost effective and clean solution to utility distributed-scale energy storage.? The demands of peak loading and fast EV charging are immediate applications and (more…)

Workshop: Next Generation Circuit & Systems, Communication and Sensor Technologies in Mobile Devices

by @ 8:38 am. Filed under Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY September 29, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter, with Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speakers: Prof. Tom Lee, Stanford; Prof. Roger Howe, Stanford; Prof. Viktor Gruev, Washington U; Theodore Yu, TI; Prof. Debbie Senesky, Stanford; Steve Lloyd, InvenSense; Jay Esfandyari, STMicroelectronics; Harmeet Bhugra, IDT Inc.
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Cost: $30 for IEEE members, $40 for others ($10 more after Sept. 22)
Place: Edward J. Daly Science Center, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc? or? ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

This workshop covers advances in MEMs based sensors and the continuing progress in the integration of these sensors with control, signal processing and communication electronics.? Several of the speakers will also address (more…)

August 22, 2012

Mtg: Combining Power System SCADA and PMCS Software into One Solution: A Hybrid Approach

by @ 2:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY September 20, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Rick Hofstetter and Luke Dalske, Schneider Electric
Time: Social/Networking 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 September 17 to Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1209-oeb-ias.pdf

As technology has evolved, the definitions of power system SCADA software and power monitoring software (PMCS) have become less distinct.? In fact, many of the features of each solution overlap with the other.? This (more…)

Mtg: Smart Grids, Worse Power Quality, and Conducted 2kHz-150kHz EMC: Practical Experience Around the World

by @ 1:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 11, 2012
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Alex McEachern, Power Standards Lab
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Small fee for food; complimentary coffee/snacks
Place: LeCroy, 3385 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

As utilities start to implement Smart Grids around the world, utility specialists are recognizing that smart grids make power quality worse.? This is good news for EMC engineers.? At the same time, problems with (more…)

Symposium: ESD Troubleshooting Techniques for Electronic Designs; Fundamentals of Signal and Power Integrity

by @ 1:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY October 11, 2012
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speakers: Doug Smith, D. C. Smith Consultants, and Prof. Ege Engin, San Diego State University
Time: Registration/breakfast at 7:30 AM; instruction from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; reception following
Cost: $250 for IEEE Members; $275 non-Members; $100 Students/Unemployed (includes lunch)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

ESD Troubleshooting Techniques for Electronic Designs
Tracking down the sources of ESD problems in equipment can be difficult in modern electronic designs. After a brief overview of the (more…)

August 20, 2012

Mtg: Tutorial on LDPC Decoding: VLSI Architectures and Implementations

by @ 3:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY August 22, 2012
SCV Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Speakers: Ned Varnica, Marvell Semiconductor; Kiran Gunnam, NVIDIA
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website (requires no-cost Exhibits registration for Flash Summit)
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-pace

LDPC is now being used in Hard disk drive read channels, Wireless (IEEE 802.11n/ IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.16e WiMax), 10-GB, DVB-S2, and more recently in Flash SSD.? This tutorialâ??s target audience is systems engineers and (more…)

Mtg: Smartphone Wireless Patents: New Business Opportunity and Risk

by @ 3:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY August 21, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Alex Lee, TechIPm LLC
Time: Pizza & drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5; Non-IEEE members – $10; no cost for IEEE Student members
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.eventbrite.com/event/4057478026

As represented by â??Smartphone Patent War,??? patents for smartphone became the most important strategic competition tool among market leaders. Recent big deals for patent acquisition among smartphone incumbents are (more…)

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