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February 5, 2014

Mtg: DC Arc Flash Calculations and Studies

by @ 4:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY April 22, 2014
SF Industry Applications Chapter
– need, resistance, energy, open air, enclosures …
Speaker: Jim Phillips, PE
Time: Networking and social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for Student Members)
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: from website

Rectifiers, Photovoltaics, Battery Systems, and DC power are everywhere.  And with it, the possibility of a DC arc flash.  When IEEE 1584 Guide for Arc Flash Hazard Calculations was first published in 2002, it did (more…)


International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)

by @ 1:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

The pre-eminent communications systems event for the working world.
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
– March 24-28, 2014     – Las Vegas Convention Center
– Expo March 26-27, 2014   – 350 Exhibitors
College of Technology: 25 courses, including:   – Practical Wireless Communications Engineering   – New Technology Review for the RF Professional   – Cybersecurity for Critical Networks & Systems   – Software Applications for Communications Systems   – Layering LTE Technology on Existing Systems   – Intro to Microcells, Picocells and Small Cells   … and more!     Short Courses:   – Guide to Interoperability and “Open” Standards   – Software-Defined Networking   – Cloud Services for My Communications System   – How BYOD is Revolutionizing the Enterprise Sector   … and more!
Save, through February 27. Use code H27 to receive 25% off the Premium Package & Free Exhibit Hall Admission.   Visit


Mtg: Power Semiconductor Packaging and System-on-a-Substrate Power Technology

by @ 11:37 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY March 12, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, and Power Electronics Chapters
– energy efficiency, switch frequency, integration, innovative solutions …
Speaker: Nathan Zommer, PhD, CEO and CTO, IXYS Corporation
Time: Networking and buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20; $10 for full-time students and unemployed ($5 more at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Over the last three decades we have witnessed the market acceptance of Si-based Power MOSFETs and IGBTs in power systems.  Growth in demand was driven by the need to improve the energy efficiency of these systems, by the need to generate energy from (more…)


Mtg: Extending Product Life, Safeguarding Data Integrity and Reducing Downtime with Low-Voltage Surge Protection

by @ 8:34 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY April 17, 2014
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
– transient surges, failures, sources, solutions …
Speaker: Rob Fuentes, Schneider Electric
Time: Networking/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 April 14 to Michael Nakamura, (925) 330-6595

Expanded use of electronics has placed microchips in everything from coffee makers to industrial systems.  While usage continues to broaden, the basic characteristics of electronics remain unchanged as does the fundamental threat: transient surges.  The consequences are (more…)


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