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June 15, 2016

Cypress Semiconductor Solutions for IoT and Wearables

by @ 8:46 am. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES)
Subject: Cypress Semiconductor Solutions for IoT and Wearables
– David W. Blevins will discuss the PSoC (Programmable System on Chip) Bluetooth Low Energy products, and also Cypress’s new Energy Harvesting technology …
Speaker: David W. Blevins, Field Applications Engineer and Cypress Semiconductor Product Specialist, Arrow Electronics
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, pizza & drinks; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Non-IEEE members: $10, IEEE members: $5, IEEE CES and IEEE Student members: Free
Location: Nvidia, 2800 Scott Blvd. Building E, Santa Clara
Event Details:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-june-meeting-tickets-26071808481

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June 14, 2016

The Challenges of VHF Power Conversion

by @ 3:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, June 23, 2016
SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS), SCV Power and Energy Society (PES)/Industrial Applications Society (IAS)/ Consumer Electronics Society (CES)
Subject: The Challenges of VHF Power Conversion
– How much could power supply density increase if operating frequency was substantially increased? Making very high density, high frequency power supplies with sufficient energy efficiency to meet thermal requirements is a significant challenge….
Speaker: Tony Sagneri, Cofounder and CTO, FINsix
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Dinner and networking: 6:30 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $3 IEEE Members, $5 non-IEEE members
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

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Adaptive Power Supplies – Safety Discussion

by @ 3:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Product Safety
 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Subject: Adaptive Power Supplies – Safety Discussion
– Safety and energy considerations for adaptave power supplies, particularly USB-C power sources …
Speaker: Ted Eckert, Microsoft Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking and Food; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Location: Santa Clara
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses/

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The World’s First Magnetic Printer

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: The World’s First Magnetic Printer
– CMR Polymagnets, software-driven magnetizer imprints behaviors onto any magnet, transforming ordinary magnets from simple repel and attract into unique and valuable functions …
Speaker: Andy Keane, Polymagnet Correlated Research
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2016_06_2.html

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June 13, 2016

Towards Lab-on-a-Chip for Milk Adulteration Detection

by @ 10:24 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
SFBA Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Towards Lab-on-a-Chip for Milk Adulteration Detection
– enabling field-deployable testing for small-molecule adulterants using a nano structured surface enhanced Raman sensor (SERS)…
Speaker: Dr. Viktor Shkolnikov, HP Labs
Time: 11:30: Networking, Pizza & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Seminar; Suggested $5 donation for lunch
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/towards-lab-on-a-chip-for-milk-adulteration-detection-tickets-26000972609

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June 10, 2016

The Future of the Commodity MEMS Design and Manufacturing

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: The Future of the Commodity MEMS Design and Manufacturing
– challenges of MEMS design automation, evolution of MEMS design tools, progress toward a design automation flow and PDKs for MEMS sensors based on a proven fabrication process, and challenges that remain to make MEMS PDKs a reality…
Speaker: Dr. Stephen R. Breit, VP Engineering, Coventor, Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking & Pizza; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Invited Talk
Cost: $5 Donation for food
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://goo.gl/jyxWWU

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Trillion Sensors, Foundation for Global Exponential Economy

by @ 2:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: Trillion Sensors, Foundation for Global Exponential Economy
– Special IEEE Chapter Meeting at Sensors Expo (Open to public), deep learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, Data analytics, massively restructure work force, with 100 million current jobs being replaced by high tech jobs…
Speaker: Dr. Janusz Bryzek, TSensors and eXo Systems
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking & Pizza; 7:00 pm tp 8:00 pm: Invited Talk
Cost: $5 Donation for food
Location: McEnery Convention Center , Room 211C, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose
Event Details: https://goo.gl/28N29r

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June 8, 2016

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – Engineering Classes

by @ 9:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 


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Linux Device Drivers, Advanced Starts Wednesday, June 22
SystemVerilog Assertions and Formal Verification Starts Wednesday, June 22
Practical DFT Concepts for ASICs: With Nanometer Test Enhancements Starts Wednesday, June 22
Introduction to Data Analysis Starts Thursday, June 23
Real-time Embedded Systems Programming, Introduction Starts Thursday, June 23
Advanced Verification with SystemVerilog OOP Testbench Starts Thursday, June 23
SystemVerilog for ASIC and FPGA Design Starts Friday, June 24
VMware vSphere: Configuration and Management [v6.0] Starts Tuesday, June 28
Practical Design with Xilinx FPGAs Starts Wednesday, June 29

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – Engineering Classes
We have moved! New location at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers exit off Hwy 101.
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Introduction to the Resource Prospector Mission (to the Moon)

by @ 9:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
SCV Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
Subject: Introduction to the Resource Prospector Mission (to the Moon)
– moon’s polar regions, robotic investigations that advance in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) capabilities, launch as early as 2021 …
Speaker: Daniel Andrews, Project Manager, Resource Prospector (RP), NASA
Time: 7:00 pm: Presentation
Location: SRI International, Building G (across the street from Menlo Park City Hall), Laurel St. and Mielke Dr. (This an intersection.), Menlo Park
Event Details: http://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/231729119/

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Everything Hasn’t Already Been Invented Yet – Explorations In The New Robotics

by @ 9:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, June 23, 2016
SCV Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
Subject: Everything Hasn’t Already Been Invented Yet – Explorations In The New Robotics
– overview, projects include a soft exo-suit for human power augmentation, a hyper-efficient humanoid, and several novel mechanical drive trains…

Speaker: Alexander Kernbaum, technology artist and Senior Robotics Researcher, SRI International
Time: 7:00 pm: Presentation
Location: SRI International, Building G (across the street from Menlo Park City Hall), Laurel St. and Mielke Dr. (This an intersection.), Menlo Park
Event Details: http://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/231728502/

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June 5, 2016

Scuba Diving at the Nanoscale: Novel Probes for Reliable Scanning Probe Microscopy in Liquids

by @ 10:05 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: Scuba Diving at the Nanoscale: Novel Probes for Reliable Scanning Probe Microscopy in Liquids
– image soft matter at high resolution, visualize how proteins work together in native membranes, mass of a single small protein …
Speaker: Dominik Ziegler, Scuba Probe Technologies LLC
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford University Medical School, Room M-114
Event Details: Company Tour of Test-O-Pac Industries – Co-list this event with CPMT? – s.l.winkler@ieee.org – IEEE Mail

http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/index.html

 

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June 3, 2016

Increased Power Density and Simplified Designs with 3-D SiP Module

by @ 11:24 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, July 28, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) and SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS)
Subject: Increased Power Density and Simplified Designs with 3-D SiP Module
– volumetric co-design methodology and packaging construction trade-offs, SiP eco-system, co-design, construction, materials and circuit topology…
Speaker: Jim Moss, Products Technology Manager, TI
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon: Registration, lunch, and networking: 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, students, and retired, $10 for non-members
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/

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June 1, 2016

Distinguished Lecturer Talk: The Last Untapped Spectrum: Should Industry Care about Terahertz?

by @ 3:44 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, June 23, 2016
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS), Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), and Microwave Therory and Techniques (MTT)
Subject: Distinguished Lecturer Talk: The Last Untapped Spectrum: Should Industry Care about Terahertz?
– standard CMOS/BiCMOS processes, mW-level powers with relatively low noise using oscillators, amplifiers, and frequency multipliers, 2-D phased arrays and coherent imaging systems in silicon…
Speaker: Ehsan Afshari, Cornell University
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Dinner and networking: 6:30 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free, $6 minimum donation. This donation goes to the SVEC Scholarship Fund.
Location: Maxim Integrated Headquarters, Jack Gifford Event Center, 160 Rio Robles, Building “A”, San Jose
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/

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