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June 25, 2013

Mtg: Magneto-Optic Analysis of Magnetic Microstructures

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY June 26, 2013
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Rudolf Schaefer, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW), Dresden, Germany
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
RSVP: required, by email, to Peter Fischer, at least two days prior to the meeting.

The rich world of magnetic microstructure or magnetic domains, extending from visible dimensions down to the nano-scale, forms the mesoscopic link between the fundamental physical properties of a magnetic material and (more…)

Tutorial on LDPC Decoding, VLSI Architectures and Implementations

by @ 2:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY August 14, 2013
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Speakers: Dr. Ned Varnica, Marvell Semiconductor; Dr. Kiran Gunnam, NVIDIA
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost: $30
Place: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

LDPC codes are 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.  Tutorialâ??s target audience is system engineers and (more…)

Mtg: BRIC: Overview of the Emerging Markets

by @ 2:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY September 10, 2013
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Mark Maynard, SIEMIC, Inc.
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The growing markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) now are responsible for a sizable portion of the profits for most global companies.  Working against this prize is a formidable maze of culture, laws, and overlapping (more…)

Mtg: Earthquake Hazards in the San Francisco Bay Region

by @ 2:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY September 3, 2013
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Kent Fogleman, USGS National Strong-Motion Project
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Most people who live in the San Francisco Bay Region know about the magnitude (Mw) 7.8 1906 San Francisco earthquake (“The Big One”), but many other Bay Area faults are also hazardous.  This talk will discuss the (more…)

Mtg: “Pebble” the Smartwatch

by @ 1:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

MONDAY July 23, 2013
SCV Consumer Electronics
Speaker: Eric Migicovsky, Founder, Pebble Technology
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; non-members: $10 (no charge for students)
Place: Microsoft, 1085 La Avenida St., Mountain View
RSVP: from website

Wearable computing is the next exciting market after the success of smartphones and tablets.  Pebble is designed to be customizable, with downloadable watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps.  Pebble connects to (more…)

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