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November 17, 2013

Mftg: Sign-based Zero-Forcing Adaptive Equalizer Control for High-Speed I/O

by @ 8:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

MONDAY November 18, 2013
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Yasuo Hidaka, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Equalizers are often used for wireline transceivers to cancel Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI) caused by frequency-dependent channel loss.  Adaptation of equalizer parameters is desired, because channel characteristics are generally unknown.  Least (more…)


Mtg: Benefits and Implementation of Modular Data Centers

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY November 20, 2013
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: James Alvers, Data Center Design Engineer, Hewlett Packard
Time: Dinner and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 IEEE members, $40 non members ($5 more at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

Information technology today is a world whose watchwords are volume, variety and velocity. We are awash in data from Facebook, Twitter, IMâ??s, internet searches, emails, video or mobile devices, etc. and updates are (more…)


Fall Symposium: Nanoengineered Biomedical Devices

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY November 19, 2013
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: Prof. Demir Akin, Stanford ; Prof. David Deamer, UC Santa Cruz; Prof. Erkin Seker, UC Davis; Dr. Adam Seger, MagArray, Inc.; Dr. Mehdi Javanmard, Stanford; Dr. Dominik Ziegler, LBNL; Dr. Tom Peyser, Dexcom
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members: $30, Non-members:$40, Students/unemployed: $20 ($10 more, at door)
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Join colleagues from industry and academia to learn from speakers at the frontier of nanotechnology  enabled medical devices, diagnostics, and medical research. SPEAKERS/TOPICS:   (more…)


Mtg: Ground Fault Current Protection of a 480Y/277V Power System – Compliance with NEC Design Requirements

by @ 4:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY November 21, 2013
OEB Power & Energy, with Industry Applications chapters
Speaker: Dev Paul, AECOM, Inc.
Time: 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 November 18 to Michael Nakamura,, 925-330-6595

Dev Paul will discuss his IEEE/PCIC 2013 Conference paper that he presented as the main author.  This paper is based upon an actual design of port facility buildings that required installation of solar power to meet the portâ??s green energy (more…)


Webinar: Mobile Backhaul for Small Cells

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

WEDNESDAY November 20, 2013
Communications Society
Speakers: Stefano Ruffini, R&D Expert, Ericsson, ITU-T Associate; Tim Pearson, Technology Strategist, Sprint, Principal MEF Representative
Time: 8:00 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

In order to maximize the mobile broadband end user experience, coordination between small cells and macro cells will be signaled across a mobile backhaul network. In this webinar we will discuss the challenges for integrating small (more…)


Mtg: Eastern Europe’s Semiconductor Technology – Recollections and Projections

by @ 2:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 19, 2013
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Constantin Bulucea, IEEE Fellow, TI (retired)
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
Emerging from isolation in forced economic independence, the semiconductor industries in the Eastern block is seen as having recently gone through three decades of government-backed growth followed by economic (more…)


Mtg: Molten Salt and Thorium Nuclear Power (MSR)

by @ 12:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY November 20, 2013
OEB Life Members Group
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Cannara, Cannara Consulting
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $15, includes buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: By Noon November 19, on website

Suppose someone told you there is a way of generating heat and electrical power on an industrial scale without the fuel emissions, nuclear materials, and waste we now produce, and do it for the whole world for thousands of years, using a (more…)


Printed Electronics USA Conference

by @ 9:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

The Application of Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics
Tenth Annual
Printed Electronics USA Conference
– November 19-22, 2013   – Santa Clara Convention Center
Printed Electronics is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world — for use in places it has never been before, with new exciting form factors.   Over 100 world-class speakers cover components, materials and applications in the following areas:   – Printed Electronics Manufacturing   – Barrier Films   – OLED versus LED Lighting   – OLED Displays   – Graphene Energy Storage, Composites, Inks   – Flexible and Stretchable Electronics   – 3D Printing …   plus 16 Master Classes on Nov. 19, 22.   Co-located with OLEDs LIVE and Graphene LIVE — one registration includes all events. Earlybird rates through September 13.   Use code “IEEE-30” for a 30% discount.
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Mtg: Special Design Considerations for Medical Electronics

by @ 9:11 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 20, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Twomey, Consultant
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Medical electronics devices sit within a complicated regulatory maze that is entirely different from other devices.  Many engineers doing their first medical device hit a wall when trying to clear the compliance hurdle.  Due to safety (more…)


Mtg: Time-delayed Teleoperation of Robots in Space for Satellite Repair

by @ 7:59 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY November 21, 2013
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Ryder C. Winck, Ph.D., Postdoc Research Fellow, Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 19, N. Akron Road, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Telerobotics has the potential to facilitate the repair of satellites in geosynchronous orbit by allowing human operators to interact naturally with remote objects.  Time delays on the order of seconds make it difficult to provide immersive feedback to (more…)


Mtg: Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in (001)-Oriented L10 (Fe1-xCux)55Pt45 Films

by @ 6:56 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY November 19, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dustin A. Gilbert, Physics Department, University of California, Davis
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:45 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

The development of high anisotropy magnetic materials that are compatible with industrial processing is critical in advancing magnetic recording, permanent magnet, and spintronic technologies.  Specifically, high anisotropy (more…)


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