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November 30, 2015

UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley – Engineering Classes

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley – Engineering Classes
Conveniently located at 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers Ave exit off Hwy 101. Browse the full course listing at www.ucsc-extension.edu/engineering

Info Session for Embedded Systems and VLSI Engineering Programs Starts Tuesday, January 05
Info Session for Software Development Programs Starts Wednesday, January 06
Info Session for Information Technology and Database and Data Analytics Starts Thursday, January 07
Embedded Linux Design and Programming Starts Thursday, January 14
Linux Systems Programming Starts Thursday, January 14
Linux Device Drivers Starts Friday, January 15
System Verilog for ASIC and FPGA Design Starts Friday, January 15
C Programming, Advanced Starts Saturday, January 16
Digital Design with FPGA Starts Saturday, January 16

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IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? When When Will Earthlings Find ET?

by @ 2:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, January 21, 2015 
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? When When Will Earthlings Find ET? 
– Current and future SETI projects, including SETI@home and the new $100-million Breakthrough Prize Foundation Listen project, rationale for past and future searches … 
Speaker: Dr. Dan Werthimer, Chief Scientist, UC Berkeley, SETI Research Center 
Time: 6.30 pm: Networking and light dinner; 7:00pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm to 8:15 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free, Donations accepted for food 
Location: AMD Commons, C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160121Abstract.html

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November 25, 2015

Power Quality Impacts and Mitigation of Distributed Solar Power

by @ 8:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 
SF Power and Energy (PES) 
Subject: Power Quality Impacts and Mitigation of Distributed Solar Power 
– variety of PV equipment that may be interconnected to a distribution circuit, power quality impacts from different levels of PV penetration… 
Speaker: Ric Austria, Executive Principal, Pterra, LLC 
Time: 11:30 am: pizza (includes vegetarian); 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $5 – IEEE members, IEEE Life Members and Students; $10 – Non IEEE members
Location: CPUC, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35111

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The Dark Side of Imaging: Emerging Methods in Photon-Limited Image Reconstruction

by @ 2:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Wenesday, January 13, 2015 
OEB Signal Processing Society (SPS) jointly with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Center for Advance Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS) 
Subject: The Dark Side of Imaging: Emerging Methods in Photon-Limited Image Reconstruction 
– reconstruction of spatially, spectrally, and temporally distributed phenomena from photon-limited data …
Speaker: Professor Rebecca Willett, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Time: 12:00 noon: bring-your-own-lunch; refreshments (light snacks and beverages) will be provided, 1:30 pm: Adjorn 
Cost: Free 
Location: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Center for Advance Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS), 7000 East Avenue, Livermore 
Event Details: https://casis.llnl.gov/

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November 23, 2015

Go Big or Go Home: The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable and the Birth of Electrical Engineering

by @ 6:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Signal Processing
 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) 
Subject: Go Big or Go Home: The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable and the Birth of Electrical Engineering 
– span the Atlantic in the 1850s with a telegraph cable, amplifiers would not exist for another half-century, volt, ohm and ampere were formally defined shortly thereafter and the profession of electrical engineering was born … 
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Lee, Stanford University 
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm: dinner/networking; 6:30 to 7:30 pm: presentation 
Cost: Free, light dinner will be provided
Location: CETECOM, 411 Dixon Landing Rd, Milpitas
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/

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Becoming a Forensic Consultant: Your Next Career

by @ 5:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Thursday, January 21, 2015 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Becoming a Forensic Consultant: Your Next Career 
– seasoned experts of FEWA who relayed their experience with how to successfully launch a forensic consulting business or jumpstart an existing one …
Moderator: Joseph Perry P.E., CFLC, IEEE Senior Member with 35 yearsâ?? experience as a Professional Electrical Engineer and Licensed Electrical Contractor 
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 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37168
RSVP: Please make reservations by January 18 by contacting Diosdado Hernandez via email: dhernand@ebmud.com or telephone: (510) 287-1077

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Fire-Resistive Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires and Remote Operated Shutoff Valves in Pipelines

by @ 5:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Reliability
 

Wednesday,February 17, 2015 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Fire-Resistive Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires and Remote Operated Shutoff Valves in Pipelines 
– rationale, design criteria, development and evaluation test protocol for flexible circuit integrity cables, even when the cable is exposed to a 1093°C (2000°F) hydrocarbon fire environment …
Speaker: Mr. Art Maldonado, CEO AM Technology Group, LLC 
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 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37130
RSVP: Please make reservations by February 15 by contacting Diosdado Hernandez via email: dhernand@ebmud.com or telephone: (510) 287-1077

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MEMS revolution in Atomic Sensing – from Tiny Atomic Clocks to Ultra-sensitive Magnetometry

by @ 11:06 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 
IEEE MEMS, NIST & TI jointly present 
Subject: MEMS revolution in Atomic Sensing – from Tiny Atomic Clocks to Ultra-sensitive Magnetometry 
– integration magnetic field imaging systems that can revolutionize diverse areas from geomagnetism and biomagnetism to security and remote sensing ..
Speakers: Drs. John Kitching, NIST and Rahul Mhaskar, Geometrics, Inc. 
Time: 6:00 to 6:30 pm: Networking & Pizza ($5 Donation); 6:30 to 8:00 pm: presentation 
Cost: Free; $5 donation requested for food & drinks 
Sponsorship: Contact sfba-mems-officers@listserv.ieee.org for sponsorship opportunities. 
Location: Texas Instruments (TI), Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-mems/meetings/

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November 17, 2015

5th Annual IEEE International Reliability Innovations Conference

by @ 4:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Reliability
 

Thursday, March 17, 2015 
SCV Reliability Society 
Subject: 5th Annual IEEE International Reliability Innovations Conference 
– share innovative concepts, design, methodologies, tools and applications to address challenges in reliability, technical sessions, workshops, seminars & panel sessions… 
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: Juniper Networks, 1194 North Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, Building 1, Tuolumne Room
Event Details: http://www.reliabilityinnovations.org/index.html

Attendance: On-site or Remote (WebEx)

Call for papers through January 15, 2016

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November 16, 2015

A Synthesis-Based Approach to Quickly and Easily Design an RF Power Amplifier

by @ 1:12 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, December 10, 2015 
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT) 
Subject: A Synthesis-Based Approach to Quickly and Easily Design an RF Power Amplifier 
– you’re probably carrying several high frequency Power Amplifiers with you right now, the performance of these circuits directly impacts the entire system that they are a part of, simple design methodology … 
Speaker: Matthew Ozalas,Power Amplifier Design Expert, Keysight Technologies 
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Social, pizza and soda served; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Technical talk; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Q&A 
Cost: Free 
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/36959

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Nanosys: Quantum Dot Pioneers

by @ 12:45 am. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 
SF Nanotechnology Council 
Subject: Nanosys: Bringing Better Pixels to UHD with Quantum Dots 
– quantum dots, the first wholly-nanoscale active device with widespread commercial application and mass production, vivid flat panel screens … 
Speaker:Dr. Charlie Hotz, Vice President of Research and Development, Nanosys 
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, Pizza & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Seminar 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details and Registration: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

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Physical Foundations of Green Communications Systems

by @ 12:29 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Green energy, Signal Processing
 

Monday, January 11, 2016 
SCV Circuits and Systems Society (CAS) 
Subject: Physical Foundations of Green Communications Systems 
– designed for optimum efficiency in the presence of all communication throughput requirements, significant energy savings, fundamental physics of total energy efficiency… 
Speaker: Earl McCune, IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcement; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free. Food donation accepted: $2 for IEEE member, $5 for non-IEEE member 
Location: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cas/

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November 10, 2015

Failure Analysis Investigations: Lecture + Facility Tour

by @ 2:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Reliability
 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: Failure Analysis Investigations: Lecture + Facility Tour 
– process of performing a failure analysis investigation, what types of information do we focus on, categories of relevant information for the analysis … 
Speaker: Dr. Steven J Murray, Principal Engineer, Exponent’s Electrical and Semiconductor practice 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 
Cost: Free; refreshments provided 
Location: Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, 149 Commonwealth Dr., Menlo Park 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses/ 

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November 9, 2015

Designed to Fail? Exploring Product Reliability Using JMP Pro

by @ 11:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Reliability
 

Thursday, December 3, 2015 
SCV Reliability Society 
Subject: Designed to Fail? Exploring Product Reliability Using JMP Pro
– Uncovering vulnerable components inside a system and accurately making predictions on both individual components and complete systems, design alternatives into quantitative decisions… 
Speaker: Laura A. Higgins, Ph.D, Sr. Systems Engineer, JMP, SAS Institute 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, networking; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation and Q&A 
Cost: Free; Food sponsored by ICE Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab. www.icenginc.com 
Location: Qualcomm, Inc. (Building-B Cafeteria), 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designed-to-fail-exploring-product-reliability-using-jmp-pro-tickets-19487994115

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Latest Research on Using Agile in a Hardware Project

by @ 5:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, December 3, 2015 
Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS), IEEE Santa Clara Valley / San Francisco / Oakland-East Bay Chapter 
Subject: Latest Research on Using Agile in a Hardware Project 
– many of the Agile techniques pioneered for software development apply, with some modification, to hardware development, translate the role of the Scrum Master… 
Speaker: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D, cPrime’s Agile Practice Lead 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration and networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum / Guided Networking; 7:00 pm: Dinner; 7:30 pm: After Dinner Presentation: 9:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Members and Non-Members $7 before midnight Dec 2, afterward they are $10 if on-line sign up. $12 at the door for drop ins at the door
Location: AMD Commons Building / AMD Campus, Sunnyvale. Intersection of Stewart Drive & Santa Trinita Ave. Drive through entry gate. Commons Building and parking is on the left after entry. 
Event Details: http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/meetings/all/2015-12-03 

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