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February 28, 2015

EFLX: an FPGA IP core for SoCs

by @ 3:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Monday, March 16, 2015 
Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society 
Subject: EFLX: an FPGA IP core for SoCs 
– embedded FPGA core for SoC, 100 LUTs to more than 300K LUTs, specifications, software flow, and applications … 
Speaker: Dr. Cheng C. Wang, Flex Logix Technologies, Inc. 
Time: 6:30 pm Networking/Light Dinner, 7:00 to 8:15 pm Presentation 
Cost: Free. $2(IEEE member) or $5(non-IEEE member) donation accepted for food. 
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cas/

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February 25, 2015

The Alphabet Soup of IoT Standards

by @ 10:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

Wednesday April 8, 2015 
SCV Communications Society (ComsocSCV) 
Subject: The Alphabet Soup of IoT Standards 
– need for standards, different vendors, speak the same language… 
Speaker: Pete St. Pierre, from Oracle Corporation and two others 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Cost: Presentation is free, $5 donation expected for pizza & water Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Web: http://bit.ly/1ALz8G9l

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A Review of the IEEE Guide for Grounding System Characterization (Std. 81) and Application in Touch and Step Potential Estimation in the Event of an Electrical Short-circuit Fault

by @ 9:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Signal Processing
 

Wednesday March 18, 2015 
San Francisco Power and Energy Society 
Subject: A Review of the IEEE Guide for Grounding System Characterization (Std. 81) and Application in Touch and Step Potential Estimation in the Event of an Electrical Short-circuit Fault 
– Dangerous levels of voltage, step potential, measure electrical characteristics, earth resistivity… 
Speaker: Dr. Shahsiah, Exponent

Time: 11:30 to 1 pm

Cost: Chinese (includes vegetarian) $5 – IEEE members, IEEE Life Members and Students, $10 – Non IEEE members
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 
Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32957

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DC-DC voltage converter switching noise â?? coupling mechanisms and mitigation approaches

by @ 2:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Tuesday, April 14th 2015
Electromagnic Capability (EMC)
Subject: DC-DC voltage converter switching noise â?? coupling mechanisms and mitigation approaches
DC-DC voltage converter switching noise coupling mechanisms, near field scanning results, simulation methodologies ...
Speaker: Xiaoning Ye, Intel
Time: 5:30pm: Networking/light dinner – 6:30pm: Presentation – 7:45pm: Adjourn
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Light dinner is available for a small fee.
Place:  SIEMIC test lab, 775 Montague Expy, Milpitas
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/

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The ARM Processor Roadmap Deciphered

by @ 1:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 
Computer Society 
Subject: The ARM Processor Roadmap Deciphered
– Cortexâ?¢-M3, ARM 32 bit processors, new territory, roadmap, What do all the letters and numbers in the part numbers mean?… 
Speaker: Robert (Bob) Boys, Product Manager, ARM. 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Cost: Free Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
Web: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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IP ratings and test methods

by @ 1:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 
SCV Product Safety 
Subject: IP ratings and test methods 
– Round table discussion – learn about what IP ratings are, and tips to pass IEC 6052… 
Time: 7-8 pm
Cost: free Place: Siemic, 775 Montague Expressway, Milpitas 
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses/

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Switching Issues and Solutions for Reactive and Capacitive VAR

by @ 11:52 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Signal Processing
 

Thursday March 19, 2015 
OEB IAS and PES Joint Meeting 
Subject: Switching Issues and Solutions for Reactive and Capacitive VAR
– Reactive power compensation, remote generation and system interconnections, shunt reactor switching … 
Speaker: Joe Rostron, SSIPower 
Time: No-host social at 5:30 pm; Presentation at 6:15pm; Dinner at 7:15 to 9 pm 
Cost: Dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members 
Place: Zio Fraedos,611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 
RSVP: by March 16 by contacting Michael Nakamura or telephone:(925)330-6595
Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33009

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February 24, 2015

Data: The New Oil — Producing Value for the Oil & Gas Industry

by @ 10:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design
 

Tuesday March 3, 2015 
Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Data: The New Oil — Producing Value for the Oil & Gas Industry 
– approaches for predicting drilling equipment function and failure, zero unplanned downtime 
Speaker: Rashmi Raghu, Pivotal Data Labs 
Time: 6-7 pm 
Cost: free 
Place: Agilent Technologies, Inc. – Aristotle Room, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051 
RSVP: not required. 
Web: http://www.californiaconsultants.org/events.cfm/item/223#BigDataSIG

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Nanosatellites and the Software-Defined Radio Revolution

by @ 9:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Tuesday April 7, 2015 
Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Nanosatellites and the Software-Defined Radio Revolution 
– spacecraft industry, nanosat, smallsat, Software-Defined Radio(SDR), Modular SDR 
Speaker: Helen Lurie, BitBeam, Inc. 
Time: 7 pm 
Cost: free 
Place: Agilent Technologies, Inc. – Aristotle Room, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051 
RSVP: not required. 
Web: http://www.californiaconsultants.org/events.cfm/item/223

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â??Silicon Valleyâ? Semiconductor Industry from 1959-1979

by @ 9:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 
SV History 
Subject: â??Silicon Valleyâ? Semiconductor Industry from 1959-1979 
– semiconductor journey, seasoned semiconductor industry veterans, companies in the valley from 1959-1979 … 
Panelist: Bernie Marren: Fairchild, Western Micro Technology, AMI, etc; Ted Hoff, Jr: Stanford University (researcher), Intel; Ed Pausa, Fairchild, National Semiconductor; David Laws: Fairchild, Litronix (LEDs), AMD 
Time: Refreshments and Conversation at 6:00 P.M., Meeting begins at 6:30 P.M.
Cost: $5 donation for light dinner
Place: Key Point Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara. Park in lot adjacent to building on Bowers Ave – near Central Expressway. 
Web: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-valley-semiconductor-industry-from-1959-1979-tickets-15877711663/

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February 23, 2015

Introduction to Antenna Calibration Methods: An overview of new antenna developments, related standards, calibration and what you need to know for efficient and compliant EMC testing

by @ 5:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Subject: Introduction to Antenna Calibration Methods: An overview of new antenna developments, related standards, calibration and what you need to know for efficient and compliant EMC testing
– antenna calibration, measuring instrument, reference standard, traceability and measurement uncertainty…
Keynote Speaker: Doug Kramer, ETS-Lindgren
Time: 5:30pm: Networking/light dinner – 6:30pm: Presentation – 7:45pm: Adjourn
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Light dinner is available for a small fee.
Place: Agilent Technologies, Bldg. 5L-Wilson conference room, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/

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How Well do you Know your Local SMT and IC Package Services?

by @ 10:47 am. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Component, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: How Well do you Know your Local SMT and IC Package Services?
– Demand for SMT and EMS assembly and IC packaging services, capabilities, capacity, and quality systems, selecting a service provider…
Speaker: Phil Marcoux, PPM Associates, and Tom Clifford
Time: Networking and pizza at 11:30 pm; Presentation at 12:00 noon
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1504l.html/

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February 17, 2015

MEMS is Transforming Timing. Why?

by @ 5:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Thursday March 19, 2015 
Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) 
Subject: MEMS is Transforming Timing. Why?
– MEMS-based oscillators, five drivers for the transition, advanced circuit architectures … 
Speaker: Aaron Partridge, Chief Scientist at SiTime 
Time: Networking and Refreshments: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Technical Talk: 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Cost: $6 donation requested
Place: Jack Gifford Event Center (Building â??Aâ?) at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, 160 Rio Robles San Jose 
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mems-is-transforming-timing-why-tickets-15797122619

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Scale-space processing for Light Field Cameras

by @ 3:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Signal Processing
 

Thursday May 7, 2015 
Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: Scale-space processing for Light Field Cameras 
– Light field scale-and-depth (Lisad) spaces, scale-space analysis, scale of objects… 
Speaker: Dr. Ivana Tosic, Ricoh Innovations Corp. 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Cost: Free
Place: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale 
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150507Abstract.html

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Signal Processing and Communication Challenges for the Internet of Energy

by @ 3:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Signal Processing
 

Wednesday April 8, 2015 
Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: Signal Processing and Communication Challenges for the Internet of Energy 
– models of the behavior of electric appliances, smart electric power grid, Internet of Energy … 
Speaker: Prof. Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Cost: Free Place: AMD Sunnyvalel 
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150408Abstract.html

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