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April 28, 2016

Evolution of Medium Voltage Switchgear

by @ 2:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Evolution of Medium Voltage Switchgear
– medium voltage switchgear construction, state-of-the-art in breaker design, Present and future trends in medium voltage switchgear equipment …
Speaker: Kevin Henkes, P.E., Sr. Product Manager, GE Energy Connections/ Industrial Solutions
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking and registration; 6:00 pm: Presentation; 7:00 pm: Dinner
Cost: IEEE Members and Non-Members: $25.00; Student Members: $10 (at the door), discounted cost for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members
Location: Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Event Details and Registration: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38285

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April 27, 2016

Tutorial on Selected Topics in RF, Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems

by @ 11:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, July 20-21, 2016
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) and Circuits and Systems Society (CAS)
Subject: Tutorial on Selected Topics in RF, Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems
– Oscillator Phase Noise, Clock and Data Recovery in High-Speed Wireline Communication, PLLs, CMOS Digital RF transmitters, Equalization and A/D conversion for high-speed links, RF CMOS Power Amplifiers…
Speakers: Prof. Tom Lee, Dr. Nikola Nedovic, Dr. Bhupendra Ahuja, Dr. Osama Shanaâ??a, Prof.Boris Murmann, Dr. Alireza Shirvani
Time: 4:00 pm: Refreshments and networking: Presentations: 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $100 for both days, $70 for one day, 10% discount for IEEE members, TI attendees: $25 (both days); $15 (for any one of the day)
Location: Texas Instruments, Conference Center, Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/39641

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Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: Success Through Adversity â?? A CEOâ??s Story of Entrepreneurship

by @ 10:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, June 2, 2016
SCV Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: Success Through Adversity â?? A CEOâ??s Story of Entrepreneurship
– entrepreneurâ??s journey, what makes an entrepreneur thrive, humanistic leadership, the essence of human happiness, and how these attributes guide an entrepreneur to be a leader…
Speaker: Raymond D. â??Rayâ? Zinn, Co-Founder, Micrel
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $30
Location: Turmeric Restaurant, 141 S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/annual-cnsv-dinner-meeting-success-through-adversity-a-ceos-story-of-entrepreneurship/

 

 

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Compact and behavioral nonlinear transistor modeling from large-signal measurements: Modern approaches based on NVNA measurements, X-parameters, and artificial neural networks

by @ 10:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Microwave
 

Thursday, May 12, 2016
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)
Subject: Compact and behavioral nonlinear transistor modeling from large-signal measurements: Modern approaches based on NVNA measurements, X-parameters, and artificial neural networks
– geometrical and frequency scaling for behavioral transistor models, features previously the exclusive domain of compact models, deeper connection among them … Speaker: Dr. David E. Root, FIEEE, Keysight Fellow, Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://mtt-scv.org/

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5G and Future Wireless Internet: Challenges and Emerging Technologies

by @ 9:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Consumer Electronics
 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
SCV Communication Society (ComSoc)
Subject: 5G and Future Wireless Internet: Challenges and Emerging Technologies
– data and signaling from mobile devices are expected to grow exponentially, networks are being transformed with software defined networking as well as network function virtualization and cloudification…
Speaker: H. Anthony Chan, Ph.D., Huawei Technologies
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking and Refreshments; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 to 8:30 pm: Panel Session; 8:30 to 8:45 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details and Registration: http://www.comsocscv.org/

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Trends in the Solar PV Market

by @ 9:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Green energy
 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
SCV PhotoVoltaic Chapter (PV)
Subject: Trends in the Solar PV Market
Speaker: Paula Mints, SPV Market Research
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, Sponsorship to refreshments of nutritional value is welcome!; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:30 Adjourn
Cost: Free
Location: Pake Auditorium at PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv/

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April 25, 2016

Understanding Radiation Safety of High-Intensity Light-Emitting Diodes

by @ 4:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Product Safety, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Subject: Understanding Radiation Safety of High-Intensity Light-Emitting Diodes
– LED radiation hazard rating, may not account for these new high-power LEDs, may exceed the levels of safety for both eye and skin…
Speaker: Erwin K. Lau, Exponent, Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free, Food will be provided
Location: Exponent, Inc., 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-radiation-safety-of-high-intensity-light-emitting-diodes-tickets-24894997608

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April 21, 2016

Maker Faire

by @ 8:12 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Maker Faire coming to the San Mateo Event Center on May 20-22!

 

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

See http://makerfaire.com/ for more information on maker faires, and for a 20% discount for IEEE members, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-faire-bay-area-2016-tickets-20741987844?discount=IEEE20

 

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April 19, 2016

Understanding Maxwellâ??s Equationâ??EMC Made Simple

by @ 3:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics, Reliability
 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Subject: Understanding Maxwellâ??s Equationâ??EMC Made Simple
– what “Maxwell tell us”, locate the problem area quickly and at low cost, a unique way of understanding field propagation, easily converted into five simple algebraic equations…
Speaker: Mark Montrose, Montrose Compliance Services
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Light Dinner; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: 7Layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave., Sunnyvale
Event Details and Registration: http://www.scvemc.org/

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April 18, 2016

Convolutional Neural Network Models of the First Stages in Biological Vision

by @ 2:44 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, June 16, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) and SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: Convolutional Neural Network Models of the First Stages in Biological Vision
– convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are considerably more accurate at capturing retinal responses to held-out natural scenes stimuli than pre-existing published models …
Speaker: Lane McIntosh, Neurosciences PhD Candidate, Stanford University
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
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/20160609Abstract.html

20160616

Neural Interfaces and How They Use Signal Processing

by @ 2:18 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, May 12, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) and SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: Neural Interfaces and How They Use Signal Processing
– A neural interface is an engineered system that interacts with nerves to study, repair, or enhance the function of the nervous system, advanced neural interface applications and highlighting signal processing challenges at the heart of emerging therapeutic technologies … Speaker: Dr. Sarah Felix, Independent Consultant
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
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/20160512Abstract.html

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The “new” Internet of Things

by @ 1:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: The “New” Internet of Things
– look back at the promises we made in the past and whether they have come to pass, recent trends and some of the classic examples of success and failure, new business models for smart devices…
Speaker: Dr. Peter G. Hartwell, Senior Director of Advanced Technology, InvenSense
Time: 6:30 – 7:00 pm: Networking & Pizza; 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Invited Talk; 8:00 – 8:30 pm: ExCom Meeting & Election
Cost: $5 donation
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Registration: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-mems/meetings/
Sponsorship: Contact sfba-mems-officers@listserv.ieee.org for sponsorship opportunities

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April 15, 2016

PG&E Energy Storage Testing and Pilot Projects

by @ 12:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) and SCV PhotoVoltaic (PV) Chapter
Subject: PG&E Energy Storage Testing and Pilot Projects
– energy storage megawatt targets for CPUC jurisdictional load, required by 2024, lessons learned along the way …
Speaker: Jason Pretzlaf, Senior Engineer, PG&E
Time: 11:45 am: Networking and refreshments; 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5 fee, Non Members: $10. Payments to be made in person (cash or check) at the event. Lunch includes vegetarian options.
Location: Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37855

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Noncoherent communications in large antenna arrays

by @ 11:59 am. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, June 9, 2016
SCV Information Theory Society (IT), Signal Processing Society (SPS), and Communications Society (ComSoc)
Subject: Noncoherent communications in large antenna arrays
– do not use any instantaneous channel state information, same scaling behavior of achievable rates as coherent schemes, Analog signal processing architectures …
Speaker: Mainak Chowdhury, Wireless Systems Laboratory, Stanford University
Time: 6:00 pm: Networks and Refeshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instrument Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2016_06.html

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A Brief History of the IEEE PSES & Building a Better Safety Engineer

by @ 11:03 am. Filed under ALL, Product Safety
 

Thursday, April 27, 2016
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Subject: A Brief History of the IEEE PSES & Building a Better Safety Engineer
-Safety Engineering Laboratory (SEL), their history with the IEEE PSES group, broad range of experiences to be able to attack safety related problems in different way, a demonstration …
Speaker:
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free, Indian food and drinks included
Location: Safety Engineering Laboratory (SEL), 2370-D Qume Drive, San Jose
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses/

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