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October 25, 2012

Mtg: EMI/EMC Filter Technical Presentation

by @ 3:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY December 11, 2012
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: David Stanis, Consultant to WEMS Electronics
Time: Networking and light dinner at 5:30 PM; presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: McAfee, 2821 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

This talk will address the various types of industry wide custom EMI filters both single circuit components and multicircuit filter assemblies.? Discussion will include Common Mode and Differential Mode interference and filtering (more…)

Mtg: Reference Technologies for Precision Navigation and Control in Space

by @ 1:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 13, 2012
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speakers: Karthik Balakrishnan and Andreas Zoellner, Stanford University
Time: Networking and light dinner at 5:30 PM; presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Stanford University, Physics and Astrophysics/Hansen Experimental Physics Lab building, room 102, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

The Space Gravity Group at Stanford is currently working on a Modular Gravitation Reference Sensor (MGRS), a drag free sensor which enables advances in Earth science and precision distributed Earth-observing sensors, as (more…)

Career Networking Dinner

by @ 12:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY November 6, 2012
SCV Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $17
Place: Sneha Restaurant, 1214 Apollo Way, SUITE 404 B, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: pacedinnernov2012.eventbrite.com

Come join us for a casual buffet dinner and meet with other engineers, managers and technologists in the bay area.? If you are looking to expand your network, meet people in similar fields or backgrounds, this is a great (more…)

Webinar: LTE-Advanced Modems Coming to Life: Simulation, Implementation, Testing, Verification

by @ 12:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
Communications Society
Speakers: Dr. Vafa Ghazi-Moghadam, R&D Engineer, Synopsys; Simon Ache, Product Manager, Rohde&Schwarz; Charles Sturman, u-blox
Time: 8:00 AM PST
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.comsoc.org/webinars

Mtg: Technologies for Location Determination in Indoor and Urban Environments

by @ 12:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 14, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Subbu Meiyappan, Co-founder & VP Engineering, and Tom Wolf Ph.D., Senior Director of Engineering, NextNav, LLC
Time: Networking and food at 6:30 PM, Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

GPS provides excellent location positioning service as long as the receiver has an unobstructed view of the sky.? But because the GPS signal is very faint, it canâ??t usually be received indoors, and is often obstructed in urban areas even when outdoors.? This session looks at location positioning (more…)

Mtg: Field Applications of I-V Curve Tracers in the Solar PV Industry

by @ 11:33 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY November 14, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Paul Hernday, Senior Applications Engineer, Solmetric
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

Recent changes in solar PV system ownership models and the shift to performance based incentives have created a demand for more comprehensive characterization of PV system performance.? This, in turn, has resulted in the rapid adoption of I-V curve tracing methods for (more…)

Mtg: NanoMEMS: Convergence between Nanotechnology and Microelectromechanical Systems

by @ 11:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 13, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Hector J. De Los Santos, NanoMEMS Research, LLC, Irvine
Time: Networking & 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

NanoMEMS exploits the convergence between nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) brought about by advances in the ability to fabricate nanometer-scale electronic and mechanical device structures.? While the â??Nano??? aspect of this field is in its infancy, and is (more…)

Mtg: Antenna Testing in Less Than One Second: Very-Near-Field Techniques for Far-Field Measurements

by @ 11:03 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Cedric Caudron, EmScan
Time: Networking and food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-aps

Cedric Caudron is an application engineer at EmScan, a Canadian company that has developed a technique to make very rapid measurements of an antenna pattern using very near field measurements and computing the far field pattern with high accuracy.? The technique eliminates (more…)

Mtg: Object Storage Coming of Age: Big Data and Lots of Users

by @ 10:42 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY November 13, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Joe Arnold, SwiftStack
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Large-scale web and mobile applications, enterprise file sharing and life sciences applications have unique demands on storage systems.? These services need lots of storage to accommodate the massive amount of data that accumulates.? This data may be only occasionally (more…)

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