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February 17, 2013

Mtg: Maximizing Production from Solar PV Plants using Effective Data Analysis and Presentation

by @ 5:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY February 20, 2013
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Saurabh Samdani, Cupertino Electric Inc.
Time: No-host social 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 February 18 by emailing Michael Nakamura, michael@mkireps.com or call (925) 330-6595
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1302-oeb-ias.pdf

Solar plants are instrumented with numerous weather and electrical sensors and this data is logged every minute yielding very large data sets.? The process of installing sensors, data acquisition and (more…)

Webinar: Paradigm Shifts In Defense Innovation

by @ 5:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

WEDNESDAY February 20, 2013
IET Education
Speaker: John C. Schmidt, Innovation Director & Enterprise Technical Executive, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
Time: Presentation at 7:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: From website
Web: vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=12248

Webinar: Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design Productivity Improvement: Traction Motor Design and Optimization Utilizing High-Performance Compute Farm

by @ 5:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY February 20, 2013
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Bradley Warren Smith, PhD, IT Electrical Architect NextGen and HPC Tools, General Motors Corporation; Scott Stanton, Technical Director for Advanced Technology Initiatives, ANSYS, Inc.
Time: Presentation at 10:00 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: From website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2201132

Mtg: HDD Ghosts, Goblins and Failures in RAID Storage Systems

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY February 19, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Elerath, Elerath Reliability Consulting Services
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

This talk will explore the real problems, solutions and consequences of HDD reliability on storage subsystems. (more…)

Mtg: CMOS-Compatible Nanoscale Vacuum Tube

by @ 5:16 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 19, 2013
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jin-Woo Han, Research Scientist, NASA AMES Research Center
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: sites.ieee.org/sfbanano

Vacuum tubes had been the major workhorse in electronics before the commercial silicon transistor emerged in 1960â??s.? The vacuum tube performs rectifying and amplifying functions by utilizing the electrons movement through a free space.? However, the vacuum tube is hard to integrate, heavy, fragile, and energy consuming.? The solid-state transistor overcame these limitations because it is easy to integrate, light, reliable, and energy efficient.? Compared to the vacuum tube, however, the transistor has low gain and is sensitive to noise and distortion as the carriers travel through silicon lattices.? Therefore, the vacuum tubes are still used in a premier sound systems and baseband broadcasting stations.
A nanometer scale vacuum tube can provide the advantages of both vacuum tube and transistor.? The nano vacuum tube can be fabricated and integrated with semiconductor process technology, providing compactness as well as high performance.? Furthermore, while transistor operation in extreme conditions such as high temperature and radiation are problematic, the nano vacuum tube can operate well in these environments since it uses a vacuum channel.? This implies that the nano vacuum tube might be exploited even for automobile and space applications.? In this talk, the nanoscale vacuum transistor will be discussed.

Mtg: Review of Contract Language for Consultants

by @ 5:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY February 19, 2013
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jonathan J. Sweet, Esq., Law Offices of Jonathan J. Sweet
Time: Meeting and Presentation at 7:00 PM
Premeeting at 6:00 PM: Mobile Medical Devices and mHealth: Strengths and Challenges
Cost: none
Place: Agilent, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1302-scv-cnsv.pdf

Consultants regularly require contracts and other legal documents. Since the language contained in these documents can have a substantial impact on the financial health and well-being of a consultant’s business, a (more…)

February 16, 2013

Int’l Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)

by @ 3:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

The pre-eminent communications systems event for the working world.
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
– March 11-15, 2013 ? ? – Las Vegas Convention Center
– Courses March 11-12 ? – Expo March 13-15 ? – Over 330 Exhibitors
College of Technology: 25 courses, including: ? – Wireless Surveillance Ecosystem ? – RF for the IT Manager ? – M2M and Smart Grid Communications Architectures ? – Wireless Backhaul 101 â?? From Microwave to IP/MPLS ? – In-Building Wireless and DAS Fundamentals ? – TETRA for North America ? – Layering LTE Technology on Existing Systems ? – System Planning and Procurement ? – Introduction to Microcells, Picocells and Small Cells ? – Cybersecurity for Critical Networks and Systems ? and more! ? ? Sessions: ? – The Future of T-Band ? – Spectrum and Signal Optimization ? – Critical Elements in Planning Your Radio System ? – Upgrading Airport Communications ? – Public Safety ? – FirstNet Governance Considerations ? and more!
For information and to register, visit www.iwceexpo.com

Ethernet Technology Summit

by @ 3:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

Get the Information You Need …
Ethernet Technology Summit
— April 2-4 ? ? ? ? — Half-day tutorials, panels, keynotes
— Santa Clara Marriott Hotel ? ? — Sessions, workshops, exhibits
Get the latest information from the experts who are creating the standards, developing the state-of-the-art chips and adapters, heading the major trade organizations, and extending Ethernet into new applications in WANs, storage, wireless, home, and backbones. High-speed Ethernet, quality-of-service, low-power Ethernet, power-over-Ethernet, data center applications, telecom applications, Ethernet security.
Workshops: ? – 25 Gbps Signaling ? – Terabit Ethernet ? – OPEN Network Partitioning ? – 40/100 GbE is Alive and Well ? – Ethernet in Data Centers ? – Ethernet and Virtualization ? – Ethernet and Cloud Computing ? – Convergence on Ethernet
Save $100 with Registration Code “IEEE” (not for Workshops)
For more information: www.ethernetsummit.com

February 15, 2013

Mtg: The Value of Ultra-Efficient Transformers as an Effective Energy Measure: Moving Beyond Energy Policy Act 2005

by @ 11:05 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY February 27, 2013
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Peter Ouellette, Powersmiths International
Time: Light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at Noon
Cost: no charge for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Conference Room #305, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco
RSVP: by Feb. 25 to Charles Mee, charles.mee@cpuc.ca.gov, 415-703-1147
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1302-sf-pes.pdf

In 2005 the Department of Energy announced upcoming legislation: â??Energy Policy Act 2005???, where for the first time a minimum efficiency for transformers was implemented.? As of January 1, 2007, EPAct 2005 (more…)

February 14, 2013

Mtg: Actuators and Control in Hard Disk Drives: 1980 to 2013

by @ 8:19 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY May 15, 2013 (postponed from March 20, 2013)
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Art Wagner, San Jose State University
Time: Networking and light snacks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intersil, 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Milpitas
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-css

In computer systems, an important data storage medium, beginning in the 1950s until today, is the Hard Disk Drive (HDD).? Using magnetic heads, the HDD reads and writes data on (more…)

February 13, 2013

zCon: The zSpace Developers Conference

by @ 7:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

3D immersive, lifelike, interactive technologies
zCon: The zSpace Developers Conference
– April 22-23, 2013   – Computer History Museum, Mt View
– 40 sessions   – talks from Autodesk, Solidworks, Siemens, zSpace, NASA/JPL
zCon is an educational environment that stimulates communication and collaboration among developers of 3D applications, hardware and content for immersive, lifelike and interactive technologies. extensive labs, funding sources, innovative software companies, research projects.
Topics:   – Robotics   – Serious Gaming   – 3D Visualizations   – Medical Market   – Stereo Displays   – Virtual Models   – Building Simulations   – AMD FirePro   – Immersive Desktop Engineering   – Medical Visualization   … and much more.
Register at no cost with code “IEEE”: www.zspace.com/zcon

Seminar: RF Technology in Medical Applications

by @ 7:28 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Semiconductors
 

IEEE MTT SCV One-Day Short Course
RF Technology in Medical Applications 
– May 11, 2013, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM   – Michael’s at Shoreline, Mtn View
– Registration: $45   – No cost, for students/unemployed
– “Role of Microwave Accelerators in Cancer Treatment” (Samy M. Hanna, Microwave Innovative Accelerators)   – “Implantable Wireless Medical Devices and Systems” (J.C. Chiao, University of Texas â?? Arlington); plus   – Sara Louie, Ansys/ Duke University   – Perry Li, St. Jude Medical   – Jessi Johnson, Miramar Labs     For further information: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/17017

Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC)

by @ 7:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

The Future of Optical Communication is Here
Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC)
– March 17-21, 2013   – Anaheim Convention Center
– Sessions, Short Courses, Workshops   – Service Provider Summit
– 550+ Companies Exhibiting   – Complimentary Exhibits Registration
OFC and NFOEC is the premier international event for both the science and business of optical communications, with a comprehensive technical program and the largest all-optical business exhibition.
Over 100 sessions, 750+ papers, plus Plenary Session, Market Watch.
58 Short Courses on   – High-Speed Semiconductor Lasers and Modulators   – Datacenter Networking   – Biomedical Optical Diagnostics and Sensing   – Next-Gen Transport Networks   – Silicon Microphotonics   – Fiber Optic Measurements and Component Testing   – 40G/100G Ethernet Technologies   (and more)
Registration discount through Feb 19: www.ofcnfoec.org

Ethernet Technology Summit

by @ 7:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Get the Information You Need …
Ethernet Technology Summit 
— April 2-4         — Half-day tutorials, panels, keynotes
— Santa Clara Marriott Hotel     — Sessions, workshops, exhibits
Get the latest information from the experts who are creating the standards, developing the state-of-the-art chips and adapters, heading the major trade organizations, and extending Ethernet into new applications in WANs, storage, wireless, home, and backbones. High-speed Ethernet, quality-of-service, low-power Ethernet, power-over-Ethernet, data center applications, telecom applications, Ethernet security.
Workshops:   – 25 Gbps Signaling   – Terabit Ethernet   – OPEN Network Partitioning   – 40/100 GbE is Alive and Well   – Ethernet in Data Centers   – Ethernet and Virtualization   – Ethernet and Cloud Computing   – Convergence on Ethernet
Save $100 with Registration Code “IEEE” (not for Workshops)
For more information: www.ethernetsummit.com

Int’l Symposium on Quality Electronic Design

by @ 7:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

“Leading Innovation & Quality in Electronic Design”
International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design
— March 4-6, 2013     — Techmart, Santa Clara
Tutorials:   – Best Design Practices with Emerging Technologies   – IC Design at New Nodes Made Easy   – 3D Design of ICs: From Concept to Practice   – Design of On-chip Optical for Blazing Speed   – Computer Architecture Design Utilizing Novel Memories   – Holistic Power Management     â?¦ plus sessions, keynotes, exhibits.
Full information and registration: www.isqed.org

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