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July 25, 2014

Mtg: Bayesian Methods for Sparse Signal Recovery and Compressed Sensing

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications

THURSDAY August 14, 2014
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
– priors, estimations, empirical, correlation …
Speaker: Prof. Bhaskar D. Rao, ECE Dept, UC-San Diego
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: donation accepted for food
Place: AMD (Commons Bldg), 1 AMD Place, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

Compressive sensing (CS) as an approach for data acquisition has recently received much attention.  In CS, the signal recovery problem from the observed data requires the solution of a sparse vector from an underdetermined (more…)


Mtg/tour: Bloom Energy — Transforming Distributed Generation

by @ 4:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY September 17, 2014
SF Power & Energy, with Industry Applications Chapter
– solid oxide, reliable, cost-effective, case studies, tour …
Speaker: Asim Hussain, Senior Director, Marketing and Customer Experience, Bloom Enery
Time: Lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM; Tour at 1:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students; $10 for non-members
Place: Bloom Energy, 1299 Orleans Dr, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by Sept. 15, to Sean Ely,, 415-973-7192; Limited to the first 50 Registered.

Bloom Energy is a provider of a revolutionary distributed power generation offering based on a proprietary solid oxide fuel cell technology that provides its customers with a clean, highly reliable and cost-effective alternative to (more…)


Tutorial on LDPC Decoding: VLSI Architectures and Implementations

by @ 2:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY August 6, 2014
SCV Signal Processing, with Circuits and Systems, Solid State Circuits, Communications, PACE, Magnetics, ITS Chapters
HDD, WiMax, Flash SSD, standards …
Speakers: Ned Varnica, Marvell Semiconductor; Kiran Gunnam, Violin Memory
Time: Presentations 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $43
Place: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, 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: Microwave and Millimeter Wave Power Amplifiers: Technology, Applications, Benchmarks, and Future Trends

by @ 2:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY September 11, 2014
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
– structures, characteristics, state of the art …
Speaker: Dr. James J. Komiak, MTT Distinguished Lecturer, BAE Systems
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Solid State Transistor Device Technologies covered include Si BJT, Si LDMOS, MESFET, HBT, PHEMT, InP HEMT, MHEMT, and GaN HEMT.  Content includes principles of operation, structures, characteristics, classes (more…)


Mtg: A Perspective on Desalination

by @ 2:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY September 17, 2014
OEB Life Members Chapter
– basics, infrastructure, drawbacks, new methods …
Speaker: Dr. Michael Stadermann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $15.00 includes buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: from website

Availability of potable water is frequently regarded as one of the worldâ??s most urgent issues.  Over a sixth of the worldâ??s population does not have access to fresh water on a daily basis, and many regions are water strained.  One method to (more…)


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