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October 19, 2015

High-Capacity Optical Communications Using Multiplexing of Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Modes

by @ 10:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays, Photonics

Monday, November 2, 2015 
SCV Photonics Society 
Subject: High-Capacity Optical Communications Using Multiplexing of Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Modes 
– potential and the challenges to OAM-based optical communication systems, including transmission, turbulence compensation, link design, and switching … 
Speaker: Prof. Alan Willner, USC, Los Angeles 
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Dinner; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Intel, Auditorium, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
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New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology

by @ 9:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Signal Processing

Thursday, November 12, 2015 
SCV Microwave Therory and Techniques (MTT) 
Subject: New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology 
– photoconductive, plasmonic antennas, more than three orders of magnitude increase, heterodyne spectrometers, single-photon detection sensitivities …
Speaker: Mona Jarrahi of University of California Los Angeles 
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Networking, pizza and soda; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Technical talk; 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Q&A 
Cost: Free 
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara 
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CMOS Image Sensors for True-Color Photography

by @ 9:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 
SCV Electron Devices Society(EDS) 
Subject: CMOS Image Sensors for True-Color Photography 
– progress towards high-resolution photography, essential to sample true color at every point in the image, Foveon X3 technology …
Speaker: Dr. Shri Ramaswami, General Manager, Foveon Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Pizza: 6:15 pm: Seminar 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Contact: Jayasimha Prasad 
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Enabling Smart Robots with Low-Power Computer Vision

by @ 6:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Thursday, December 10, 2015 
Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Enabling Smart Robots with Low-Power Computer Vision 
– neural networks, GPU-accelerated vision and voice recognition systems, enabling massive speedups on parallel hardware, Jetson developer board… 
Speaker: Barrett Williams, Technical Marketing Manager and Robot Hacker, NVIDIA 
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Hewlett-Packard Co., 3000 Hanover Auditorium, 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto 
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Managing Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid

by @ 6:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Green energy

Thursday, November 19, 2015 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Managing Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid 
– critical smart inverter functions, research and development collaborations SolarCity is doing with utilities and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) …
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; Presentation continues at 8:00 pm; Adjourn by 9:00 pm 
Cost: $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 
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RSVP: Please make reservations by November 16 by contacting Michael Nakamura via email: or telephone: (925) 330-6595


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