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September 24, 2014

Mtg: LTE-U: Just Another Wireless Technology or a Game Changer?

by @ 11:56 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY November 12, 2014
SCV Communications Chapter
– 2 talks: mobile data, design, co-existence, regulatory, status …
Speakers: Apostolos (Tolis) Papathanassiou, Principal Wireless Architect, Intel, and Kai Tang, Director, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
Time: Networking and Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: TI Conference Center Auditorium (Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

LTE-U, or as more recently rechristened LTE-Licensed Assisted Access, has attracted a lot of attention, both positive and negative, from network operators, traditional wi-fi vendors and enterprises.  But what is it all about?  And how will (more…)


Webinar: Porous Cloud Boxes: Vulnerabilities & Countermeasures for Dropbox, Gmail(box) and Other Common Tools

by @ 11:33 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 2, 2014
Computer Society
– Webinar: deployment, security issues, reducing risk, live demo …
Speaker: Don Shafer, CTO, Athens Group, and CS Officer
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

This one hour technical seminar will expose vulnerabilities of common cloud tools used within your firewall including Gmail, Dropbox, Google Docs, Basecamp, and others.  Through live demonstration, you will learn (more…)


Mtg: OpenFlow, SDN, Open Source and Bare Metal Switches; NFV: Empowering the Network

by @ 10:49 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 8, 2014
SCV Communications Chapter
– 2 talks: protocol, adoption, bare metal switches, support …
Speakers: Guido Appenzeller, founder, Big Switch Networks, and Christos Kolias, senior research scientist, Orange Silicon Valley
Time: Networking & Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation accepted for food
Place: Texas Instruments Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

The term Software Defined Networking (SDN) was originally coined in 2008 to describe networking with OpenFlow.  Back then, the assumption was that an open protocol would connect centralized controllers to OpenFlow (more…)


Mtg: Measuring and Analyzing VFD Shaft Voltage

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY November 18, 2014
SF Industry Applications Chapter
– capacitive coupling, electrical discharges, waveforms, grounding …
Speaker: Ken Wegrzyn
Time: Networking and no-host bar at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for IEEE student members)
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: from website

The bearings in electric motors operating on variable frequency drives (VFD) are vulnerable to shaft voltages that are capacitively coupled from the motorâ??s stator to the rotor and may be of sufficient amplitude to cause electrical (more…)


Mtg: An Introduction to Software Defined Radio for Microwave Engineers

by @ 9:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 13, 2014
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
– evolution, oversampling, firmware, mobile, live demo …
Speaker: Jeffrey Pawlan, Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE MTT Society
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Aristotle Room, Keysight (Agilent) Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

This lecture will begin with the definition, history and evolution of Software Defined Radio (SDR).  RF/microwave engineers will find it clear and understandable because analogies will be made to conventional classic radio systems and components.  The lecture will then (more…)


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