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September 27, 2014

Mtg: Bluetooth Smart and IoT — From Vision to Product

by @ 2:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 28, 2014
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
– options, embedded, mobile, best practices, design, apps …
Speaker: Vincent Gao, Bluetooth SIG
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members; $10 for others; students free
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

In this presentation, we will cover the latest Bluetooth Smart technology and how we could use the new Bluetooth Smart in the IoT products.  We will evaluate and compare the options in wireless connectivity (more…)

20141028scv

Mtg: Humanitarian Technology Innovation in Silicon Valley: The Rise of Social Enterprise

by @ 2:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY October 13, 2014
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
– panel: critical problems, validation, productizing, scalable, roadblocks …
Speakers: Professor Radha Basu, Frugal Innovation Lab, Santa Clara University; Erica Weirich, MA, MD, Director, Global Health Research Foundation; Orin Laney, PE, CEO, Atwood Research; My T. Le, MEng, PhD, Founding Director, Stanford Gap for Good; Prof. Silvia Figueria, Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM; sessions until 5:30 PM
Cost: $45, for lunch and afternoon sessions
Place: Holiday Inn Airport Hotel, 1350 N. First St., San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

The panel discussion will introduce some of the humanitarian technology innovations that are being developed here in Silicon Valley, the birthplace of numerous high tech companies.  This will provide an (more…)

20141013scv

Mtg: Back to the Future: Analog Signal Processing

by @ 10:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 23, 2014
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
– interfaces, mixed-signal, fooling Nyquist, analog-domain info …
Speaker: Prof. Boris Murmann, Stanford University
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Maxim Integrated, 160 Rio Robles, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

In the early days of my engineering career, analog circuit design was viewed as doomed and no longer needed in future systems that will be almost entirely digital and rely on standard analog interfaces that need (more…)

20141023scv

Mtg: Debugging the Gender Gap: Changing the Face of Technology

by @ 10:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 28, 2014
SCV Women in Engineering, with Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– dearth, dynamics, digital divide, CODE film …
Speakers: Robin Hauser Reynolds,, film-maker; Vivek Wadhwa, Stanford; Jocelyn Goldfein, investor
Time: Networking and food at 6:00 PM; Panel discussion at 6:45 PM
Cost: $8 for food and drink
Place: Stauffer Auditorium, Herbert Hoover Memorial Bldg, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: ieee-wie-scv.org

The dearth of female and minority computer science engineers is a timely and relevant topic. Understanding the dynamics at work here is a big part of being able to rectify the gender, ethnicity and economic (more…)

20141028scv

Mtg: Human Cell Analysis: The Technology Behind the World’s Most Common Diagnostic Test

by @ 9:57 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 4, 2014
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– blood count, kinds of cells, biomedical research, innovations …
Speaker: Giacomo Vacca, Kinetic River Corp.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.com

Cell analysis is a bit like the air we breathe: nobody thinks about it much, but try taking it away and people take rapid notice.  Without cell analysis, it would be impossible to perform blood counting — a routine (more…)

20141104scv

Mtg: Electric Vehicles in California: Charging Ahead to 1 Million EVs

by @ 9:42 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY November 12, 2014
OEB Life Members Chapter
– battery EV, hybrid, fuel cell, policy, trends …
Speaker: David Reichmuth, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, Clean Vehicles Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: $10.00 (includes sandwich lunch)
Place: University of California Berkeley, Richmond Field Station, South 47th Street, Richmond
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee4life.org

In less than 5 years, electric vehicles (EVs) in California have gone from a handful of home-built conversions to over 100,000 EVs on the road.  Soon hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles will join plug-in electric (more…)

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Mtg: Model-Based, Real-Time Analysis of Data Center Facility Power

by @ 9:10 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY October 22, 2014
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications
– reliability assessment, predictive maintenance, capacity planning, case study …
Speaker: John Francis, P.E., Principal Electrical Engineer, ETAP
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 6:30 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 website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

The power system online is the analytical model to drive real-time operations, including reliability assessment, predictive maintenance, capacity planning, etc.  Big Data + Real-Time Analytics + Power Infrastructure = (more…)

20141022scv

Mtg: Development of an Extremely Efficient Wireless EV Charger

by @ 8:50 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY October 23, 2014
SCV Vehicular Technology Chapter
– power transfer, convenience, efficiency, safety, cost …
Speaker: Prof. Chris Mi, Ph.D, University of Michigan; IEEE Fellow; Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE VTS
Time: Networking and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: none ($5 more after 10/16)
Place: TI Conference Center Auditorium (Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/vts

This presentation focuses on wireless power transfer technology that offers improvements in convenience and electric safety for EV and PHEV charging.  Research aims at designs that reduce size, cost and (more…)

20141023scv

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