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October 5, 2012

Mtg: Introduction to Reed-Solomon and BCH Codes

by @ 9:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 28, 2012
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Cody (Yingquan) Wu, Distinguished System Architect, LSI Corp.
Time: networking and food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 202 in Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: from website

The talk attempts to provide a comprehensive view of Reed-Solomon codes.? It first introduces the code definition in both the time and frequency domains.? It then heuristically describes the legendary Berlekamp-Massey algorithm for (more…)

Mtg: Software-Defined Networking (SDN): Unleashing the Power of the Network

by @ 9:16 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

TUESDAY October 16, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Robert Keahey, SummaLogic LLC
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

It goes without saying that cloud computing has dramatically reshaped the information technology services landscape. Virtualization is unleashing the power of commodity-based technology and open source communities are building (more…)

Webinar: Optimizing Data Analytics for the Smart Grid

by @ 9:07 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 18, 2012
Speakers: Eric Nelson, Managing Principal, Synaptitude; Tao Hong, Ph.D., Head of Energy Forecasting, SAS
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website

How do you turn the mountain of data generated from the Smart Grid into actionable information that can both maintain and optimize the grid? The answer is data analytics. But how do you ensure you get the most out (more…)

Mtg: Device Considerations for Low-Power VLSI Circuits

by @ 8:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 9, 2012
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Robert Rogenmoser, Senior VP, Product Development and Engineering, SuVolta, Inc.
Time: Networking and pizza 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

The semiconductor industry has reached an inflection point: Traditional voltage lowering at the next process node to keep power under control is not working anymore. For several generations, the nominal operating voltage has (more…)

Mtg: Quantum Dots: The Future of LED Display Technology

by @ 8:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 23, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter?
Speaker: Jason Hartlove, President and CEO, Nanosys
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Consumers want a lifelike experience in a handheld device and color performance is the one area where large gains can be made immediately to greatly enhance that experience. Color performance, the next major differentiator in (more…)

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