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November 18, 2014

Mtg: Laser-Illuminated Projector Systems Update: Technology, Safety & Regulation

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY November 18, 2014
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
– radiological health, risk methodologies, testing, status …
Speaker: Pete Lude
Time: optional dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, at 5:15 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: from website

Laser Illuminated Projector (LIP) technology has made tremendous advancements in the past several years. LIP systems are entering the market in all size projectors, from small, personal units to large, theater (more…)


Webinar: Modeling Material Properties Based on Measured Data

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY November 25, 2014
– Webinar: extracting properties, robustness, etch factor, milling, metallization …
Speaker: Vratislav Sokol, senior application engineer, CST
Time: 8:00 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from the website

Electromagnetic field simulators are used in a design of the MW/RF circuits in order to lower the number of prototypes required, and reach a good agreement to the measured results. However, the robustness of (more…)


Mtg: The Evolution of the Digital Substation

by @ 3:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power

Wednesday January 21, 2014
SF Power & Energy Chapter
– uP protection systems, real time data, modern instruments, security …
Speaker: Steven Kunsman, ABB, Inc.
Time: Networking and pizza at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members; $10 for non-members
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness, San Francisco
RSVP: by Jan 19th by email to Elizabeth Waldren,, 913-458-7761

The utility industry has already transitioned from electro-mechanical to microprocessor based protection systems but as utilities face an increasing demand on substation information, the digital substation (more…)


Mtg: An Introduction to Software Defined Radio

by @ 3:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Tuesday January 6, 2014
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– evolution, oversampling, firmware, mobile, live demo …
Speaker: Jeffrey Pawlan, Pawlan Communications
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Inc. – Aristotle Room, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Software Defined Radio (SDR) is the culmination of advances on several fronts, and is probably the most significant area of development in radio systems today.  The entire worldwide cellular (more…)


Mtg: Better Broadband Transmitters with RF-DACs

by @ 2:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Wednesday January 14, 2014
SCV Communications Chapter
– cable-head, small, low power, wide bandwidths …
Speakers: Kurt R. Rentel, Executive Director of Business Management, and Geir S. Ostrem, Executive Director of IC Design, Maxim
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation for refreshments
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Moving RF-modulation, filtering and channel combining into the digital domain has recently enabled an order of magnitude power and size reductions in cable head end equipment.  Small modules (more…)


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