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October 31, 2016

 Nanotech for Energy, Healthcare and the Environment 

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Green energy, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 
SFBA Nanotechnology Council 
Subject: Nanotech for Energy, Healthcare and the Environment 
– 12th annual half-day symposium: Nano-bio interface, Fuel cells, Microfluidic diagnostics, DNA nanotubes and more…
Time: 11:30 am to 5 pm 
Cost: IEEE Members: $35; Non-IEEE Members: $45; In transition / Unemployed: $20; Students: $15
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/ 

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Self-Driving Cars: Overview of NHTSA’s Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

by @ 3:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Product Safety, Robotics and Automation
 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Subject: Self-Driving Cars: Overview of NHTSA’s Federal Automated Vehicles Policy
– overview of the Automated Vehicle Guidelines recently released by NHTSA, automation and how the guidelines would apply to them will be given and discussed … Speaker: Jon Derickson PE, CSP, Professional Safety Engineer, Google, Self-Driving-Car Program Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and pizza; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Google, 250 Mayfield Avenue, Mountain View 
Event Details: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/ieee-product-safety-engineering-society-santa-clara-valley-chapter-9388119013 

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Challenges and Design Considerations for High-Efficiency Modern Wireless RFIC Transmitters

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

Thursday, November 17, 2016 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) 
Subject: Challenges and Design Considerations for High-Efficiency Modern Wireless RFIC Transmitters
– tremendous pressure is now put on RFIC designers to deliver circuits which can handle such complex modulation and maintain the required high signal integrity while still be power efficient … 
Speaker: Osama Shanaa, Senior RFIC Design Director, Mediatek 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free 
Location: TI, 2900 Semiconductor Way, Building E Conference Room, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distinguished-lecturer-seminar-challenges-and-design-considerations-for-high-efficiency-modern-tickets-29006408950 

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Bluetooth 5 and Beyond: How the World?s Most Successful Communication Technology is Getting Even Better 

by @ 2:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics
 

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES) 
Subject: Bluetooth 5 and Beyond: How the World?s Most Successful Communication Technology is Getting Even Better 
– technical strengths that have made Bluetooth Low Energy so successful, expect to see with the emerging Bluetooth mesh, security and privacy features … 
Speaker: Michael McDonald, Vice President, Toshiba Semiconductor and Storage 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, pizza and 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: InnoSpring, 2901 Tasman Drive, Suite 107, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-dec-meeting-tickets-29031857066 

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The Magnetic Hard Disk Drive: Today’s Technical Status and Its Future 

by @ 2:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 
SCV Magnetics Society 
Subject: The Magnetic Hard Disk Drive: Today’s Technical Status and Its Future 
– HDD technical characteristics and storage capacity as well as cost per gigabyte, yet to be implemented TDMR and heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) …
Speaker: Edward Grochowski, Computer Memory Storage Consultant, and Peter Goglia, Plasma Therm 
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2016_11.html 

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October 28, 2016

 UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

by @ 11:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

UCSC ext logoEnhance your skill set with these UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

Browse the full course listing at www.ucsc-extension.edu/engineering

Cloud Computing, Introduction Starts Saturday, December 03
Python for Programmers Starts Monday, December 05
Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming Starts Monday, January 09
Storage Technology in Data Centers Starts Monday, January 09
C++ Programming, Comprehensive Starts Tuesday, January 10
Linux Based Web Application Development – Apache, MySQL, PHPStarts Tuesday, January 10
Linux, Introduction Starts Wednesday, January 11
Computer Networking Essentials Starts Wednesday, January 11
Practical Design with Xilinx FPGAs Starts Wednesday, January 11

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – Engineering Classes
We are located at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers exit off Hwy 101.

 

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Game Design: The Dark Art of Human Motivation

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics
 

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 
SCV Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Game Design: The Dark Art of Human Motivation 
– how computer game design holds a large number of lessons and keys for designers and engineers… 
Speaker: Michael “MJ” John, UC Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Campus 
Time: 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, pizza and drinks; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/game-design-the-dark-art-of-human-motivation/ 

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Happy Hour with IEEE Young Professionals and Society of Women Engineers

by @ 3:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Women in Engineering
 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 
SCV Young Professionals (YP) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 
Subject: Happy Hour with IEEE Young Professionals and Society of Women Engineers
– Networking opportunity – Drink, chat, and make friends. Chicken schnitzel and fries on IEEE. Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
FREE 
Location: Bierhaus, 383 Castro Street, Mountain View 
Event Details: https://happy-hour-ieee-swe.eventbrite.com 
If you have any questions please contact: Selvam at s.selvam.raju@ieee.org or Jocelyn at swe.santaclaravalley@gmail.com 

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October 25, 2016

 An Introduction to Free-Field Measurements of Wireless Devices in Reverberation Chambers 

by @ 3:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, November 8th 2016 
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter (EMC)
Subject: An Introduction to Free-Field Measurements of Wireless Devices in Reverberation Chambers 
– recent research and some of the issues related to the use of these chambers for testing devices that transmit modulated signals. …
Speaker: Kate Remley, NIST
Time: 5:30: Networking/light dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 7:45 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Food is available for a small fee. 
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave. Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/ 

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Advances in Plasma Nano-Coating

by @ 2:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)

Subject: Advances in Plasma Nano-Coating
– inherently superior properties, coatings tend to be highly dense and pinhole-free, enhancing the reliability of the devices used in consumer electronics …
Speaker: Dr. Abe Ghanbari, Chief Solutions Officer, Semblant
Time: 11:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost with advanced registration: IEEE Members, students, unemployed: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10. At the door prices: add $5 to each category.
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/

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October 21, 2016

Annual Symposium; Device Circuit Interaction in Advanced Technology Nodes 

by @ 9:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Friday, November 11, 2016 
SCV-SF Electron Devices Society (EDS) and Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) Annual Symposium 
Subject: Device Circuit Interaction in Advanced Technology Nodes 
– device, circuit and system/architecture level interactions and co-optimizations in advanced technology nodes… 
Speakers: Dr. William J. Dally, Chief Scientist and Sr. VP of Research, NVIDIA, and Stanford Professor; Dr. Victor Moroz, Scientist, Synopsys; Dr. John Hu, Director, Advanced Technology, Nvidia Corporation; Dr. Kevin Scoones, Fellow, Texas Instruments; Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, Fellow, Advanced Packaging, Xilinx
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm,
Cost: Student IEEE Member: $15; Student non-IEEE Member: $20; IEEE Member: $40; Non-IEEE Member: $60 
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Way, Bdg. E Auditorium, Santa Clara

Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/ 

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October 19, 2016

8th Annual IEEE CPMT SCV Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop

by @ 9:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Reliability, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, November 3, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) and Reliability Chapter
Subject: 8th Annual IEEE CPMT SCV Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop
– three Tutorials, An Introduction to Single Event Effects (Xilinx), System Design Considerations for Soft Error Mitigation (iROC), Techniques and Challenges of Alpha Emissivity Measurements (XIA, IBM) …
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: Free; includes lunch
Location: Juniper Networks, Building 6, 1215 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale or via Webex
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/
Sponsors: IEEE CPMT Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Chapter, and Juniper Networks; Pure Technologies; Cisco Systems; XIA

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October 18, 2016

Rebuilding After a Disaster ? Challenges and Opportunities

by @ 8:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Rebuilding After a Disaster ? Challenges and Opportunities 
– electrical substation destroyed by a fault, flood that completely filled the building, turned into an enhanced safety design opportunity… 
Speaker: Doug Handran, Senior Electrical Engineer, EBMUD 
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation: 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm: Presentation continues; 9:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: No Admission Charge 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, in the meeting room 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/41733 
Please make reservations by November 15 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com or telephone: 415 793-7909. 

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October 17, 2016

Phase Noise Terminology, Measurements, and Analysis 

by @ 7:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Microwave
 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) 
Subject: Phase Noise Terminology, Measurements, and Analysis 
– phase noise, provides an overview of equipment and best practices for measurement, and explores how to interpret and analyze phase noise data for different applications … 
Speaker: Dr. Gary Giust, Founder, JitterLabs 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free 
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://mtt-scv.org/ 

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Progress in Developing a Closed-Loop, Artificial Pancreas

by @ 2:33 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: Progress in Developing a Closed-Loop, Artificial Pancreas 
– artificial pancreas, progress in closed-loop systems for people with type 1 diabetes … 
Speaker: Dr. Buckingham, Professor, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Stanford Medical Center and the Stanford Children’s Hospital 
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free 
Location: Stanford Medical School, Rm M114 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/ 

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