IEEE Central Texas Section

THE ANALOG

Volume 57-12

December 2013

Newsletter of the Central Texas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.

Archives of The Analog can be found on the CTS web site here.

Published monthly. Deadline for inclusion is the 26th day of the previous month. Send submissions, comments, questions to John Purvis, Editor, john.purvis@ieee.org


CONTENTS


General Interest

Chairman's Column

Membership Development

News of Interest to the Section

Continuing Education

Student Branches

Calls for Volunteers


Local Chapter Activities

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques

Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits

Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology

Computer Society - Austin

Computer Society - San Antonio

Consultants Network

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Electron Devices Society

Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Graduates of the Last Decade

Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Laser and Electro Optics Society

Life Members Affinity Group

Joint Power and Energy, Power Electronics, Industrial Electronics, and Industrial Applications Societies - Austin

Power Engineering Society - San Antonio

Product Safety Engineering Society

Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin

Joint Communications and Signal Processing Society - San Antonio

Systems, Man and Cybernetics

Technology Management Council - Austin

Technology Management Council - San Antonio

Women in Engineering


Conferences, Events and Other Meetings

Local IEEE Conferences, Events and Workshops

Non-IEEE Meetings and Events of interest suggested by the membership



Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Events and Information

Career

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

IEEE EXTERNAL LINKS

IEEE

IEEE-USA

IEEE Region 5

IEEE Central Texas Section

Call for Papers

IEEEXplore - full text access to IEEE Publications

What's New at IEEE

SocietyNews from IEEE

IEEE Standards Association

The Spectrum Online - The Magazine for Technology Insiders

IEEE Regional News

IEEE Member Newsletter http://theinstitute.ieee.org


General Interest


Chairman's Column

Congratulations to all the new officers and returning officers of the chapters, I look forward to all the exciting meetings and events you are planning for 2014. I would also like to extend congratulations to the 2014-2015 Vice Chair of Austin, Leslie Martinich.

Budget requests for chapters and affinity group chapters were due to Don Drumtra November 30th. I may not have seen all the requests, but it appears there are a lot of chapters who did not submit their budgets for 2013. Chapters that did not submit a budget will receive the default budget amount of $200. This amount is provided each year to every section for each of its chapters by IEEE headquarters.

The 2014 Central Texas Future City Competition Judge registration is open. To volunteer to be a Judge go to http://futurecity.org/register and click "Regional Competition Judge". The competition is Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

This is the the start of the IEEE membership renewal season, in conjunction with IEEE-USA, IEEE has a special offer for US members. Refer a colleague to IEEE. If they join before December 31, they'll get a $25 discount off their first year membership, and you'll get a gift. Go to http://ieee.fluidsurveys.com/s/ieee-usa/ to refer them now.

The Section's budget for 2014 will be approved at the Spring Planning meeting in San Marcos on January 25th.  All Chapter Chairs are members of the Executive Committee, and should plan to attend.  More information will be emailed directly to chapter officers.

Best wishes for the holiday season,

Kenny Rice
Chairman, Central Texas Section
krice@ieee.org

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Membership Development

New to the IEEE?
The IEEE has developed a website, http://www.ieee.org/start , specifically to support new IEEE members in navigating though the IEEE.  Along with the information on the site, IEEE has created a new member orientation the 3rd Thursday of each month.  The orientations are typically hosted twice one at 9 AM and one at 3 PM both ET.

If you are a new member to IEEE OR just want to refresh yourself on what the IEEE offers to its members, check out the site and the orientation.

Opportunity to make a difference as an Engineer!
As an IEEE member, or simply as an Engineer, we get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of future engineers AND have some fun at the same time!  See the CTS web site or the URLs below for additional details on the listed opportunities.

Science Fair Judge – Yes it is Science Fair season again.  There are a number of science and engineering focused schools in the CTS area that host Science Fairs each year. Commitments are typically a half day.  Below are those upcoming Science Fairs known to the CTS.
Find a time, register, and go make a difference in the next generation of engineers!

Did you know about IEEE – IEEE.tv
Offered as an exclusive benefit of members, IEEE.tv Member/Basic offers members-only programming.  https://ieeetv.ieee.org

IEEE.tv Member/Basic included highlights from IEEE conferences, interviews with leading IEEE authors, technology reports from IEEE Spectrum, and coverage of special IEEE events and people and lots of other fun stuff to look at.

Check out the new monthly programming at https://ieeetv.ieee.org !!!!!!!

Joe Redfield
CTS Membership Development Chair
J.Redfield@ieee.org
210-522-3729

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News of Interest to the Section

“Supersize” your IEEE Membership - Upgrade to Senior Member Status
If you have a baccalaureate degree in engineering and seven or more years of professional experience you are eligible to apply for upgrade to Senior Member Grade.  Complete upgrade information, including requirements can be found at: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/senior/sm_index.html

If you meet the requirements but never seem to have the time to complete an application, we invite you to come to an “upgrade” event on Monday evening, December 9th from 6PM to 9PM at AMD in South Austin. (A similar event will be held this spring in the San Antonio.) Senior Members who have been through this process will be at the meeting to provide assistance in reviewing your application.  After the event, the Central Texas Section (CTS) will manage that the required references are written by CTS senior members.  Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact Joe Redfield at J.Redfield@IEEE.org

Elevation to IEEE Fellow of Central Texas Section Members
Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the Association’s most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE Fellow.  Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.

The IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2013 meeting, elevated Central Texas Section members to Fellow.  The Central Texas Section congratulates them on their well deserved achievement.

Andrea Alu, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX - for contributions to the theory and applications of electromagnetic metamaterials and plasmonic phenomena

Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX - for contributions to image processing, scientific visualization, and computational biology

Inderji Dhillon, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX - for contributions to large - scale data analysis and computational mathematics

Zhigang (David) Pan, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX - for contributions to design for manufacturability in integrated circuits

Sanjay Shakkottai, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX - for contributions to the modeling, design, and analysis of wireless networks

Elevation to IEEE Senior Member
At the October meeting of the Admission & Advancement (A&A) review panel Haolu Xie was elevated to Senior Member.  Congratulations Haolu!

K-12 Information
Volunteers are needed for the FIRST events
If you live in or near Austin, TX Click on http://www.centraltxfirst.org/volunteer

If you live in or near San Antonio click on

FIRST LEGO League If you are interested in volunteering for events with younger kids,
complete the following survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLL_Volunteers

FIRST Tech Challenge If instead you are interested in volunteering for events with older kids,
complete this survey instead:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FTC_Volunteers

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Future City is currently seeking judges for the upcoming competition to be held at Texas State University in San Marcos. Last year the coordinator was Dawn Roberson and Kenny Rice served as moderator. This year the program is being run by skillpoint alliance. The Texas State IEEE student branch helps with this activity.

Please consider volunteering as a judge. Get more information at
http://futurecity.org/region/competition-judges

Some of the judging can be done from your home. Please check this out

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I am looking for your help in promoting K-12 activitie to our members.

Please contact me, Albert Lozano, if you would like to help me in this endeavor. My phone is
210-432-8636 and my email is alozano2915@sbcglobal.net

IEEE-USA and DuPont Team Up to Lead Engineers Week 2014
IEEE-USA is serving as lead engineering society for EWeek 2014 (16-22 February) and is partnering with DuPont, one of the world's leading and most innovative science and technology companies. A host of projects planned to celebrate the role engineers play in making the world the better, safer and more enjoyable place for us all to live. Check out the new DiscoverE web site for more information on EWeek 2014 events and activities.

Ten Texas Companies Make Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Ten, Texas-based companies have made the annual Deloitte Fast 500 this year, according to the ranking released by the auditing and accounting giant November 13, 2013. The companies were ranked by their percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2012. The Texas companies on the list included SailPoint Software, ranked #62 in the nation, with 3,483% growth; Geoforce Software, ranked #116 with 1,343% growth; Kinnser Software, ranked $135 at 973% growth; Bazaarvoice, ranked at #139 with 950% growth; AXIOM Sales Force Development (#152, 822%); Adometry (#177, 625%); BuildASign.com (#277, 322%); ZeOmega Software (#308, 278%); HomeAway (#329, 241%); and Rackspace Hosting (#486, 146%).

Free IEEE-USA eBook Offered as Special Benefit to IEEE Members
In December the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Doing Innovation: Creating Economic Value Book 2: Developing a Workable Innovation Process. Author Gerard H. Gus Gaynor teaches the fundamentals related to the innovation process, presents various models with their limitations; describes the innovation design process; considers the issues in developing a process model; suggests a generic model and it describes organizing for innovation. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the December issue of the Member Benefits Bulletin.

IEEE Power & Energy Society Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients
The IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative (IEEE PES S+) recently announced scholarship distribution to 228 students at 110 universities across the United States for the 2013–14 academic year.    The following students were selected from schools within the Central Texas Section Boundaries

David Leppo
Uchenna Ndusorouwa
Sruti Nuthalapati
 
The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships to qualifying US & Canadian electrical engineering undergraduate students. Scholars receive up to three years of funding—US$2,000 the first year, US$2,000 the second year, and US$3,000 the third year—interspersed with up to two years of valuable, hands-on career experience.
 
The program, made possible by donations to the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Fund of the IEEE Foundation and the IEEE Canadian Foundation, is in its third year.  Since 2011, 549 scholarships have been distributed to 364 individuals from 137 universities across the US & Canada.  Find out how this program is helping address the problem of the shortage of engineers in the Power & Energy Industry by viewing our promotional video or visit the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus website.

IEEE Electrifies SXSW 2014 with Keynote Speaker Adam Savage and Featured Speakers Dean Kamen, Dr. Leslie Saxon and James Williamson
IEEE Speaker Series energizes SXSW audiences with presentations from innovators in entertainment, technology, healthcare, and music

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today unveiled its co-curated lineup of keynote and featured speakers for the 2014 South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festival, scheduled for March 7 – 16, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Following its well-received SXSW 2013 “Open Future Series”, IEEE will once again bring a diverse roster of creative visionaries and technology innovators to the annual interactive, film, and music event. The 2014 IEEE Speaker Series includes global leaders spanning a variety of disciplines including entertainment, technology, healthcare, and music.

Find out more at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ieee-electrifies-sxsw-2014-keynote-154200396.html

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Continuing Education


IEEE Spectrum Tech Insider Webinars
Learn from industry experts about latest technology advances via our free Tech Insider Webinars. This page lists upcoming and available 'on demand' Tech Insider webinars. All the live webinars are archived and are available on demand for 12 months. IEEE members can also earn PDH certificates for each webinar. Go to http://spectrum.ieee.org/webinars

IEEE Computer Society Webinars
Register now for our latest free live technical webinars. Or check out our past webinars at your convenience.  See  http://www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars/Register-for-a-Webinar for more information. 

IEEE ComSoc Training
See http://www.comsoc.org/training/training-calendar for a list of upcoming courses. 

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Student Branches

St Mary's University - San Antonio (http://engineering.stmarytx.edu/ieee/)
Faculty Adviser: Djaffer Ibaroudene, email: dibaroudene@stmarytx.edu
Branch Chair: Omar Garcia, email: ogarcia21@mail.stmarytx.edu

Texas State University - San Marcos
Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@txstate.edu
Branch Chair: Alexander Katrenick, email: ak1338@txstate.edu

Trinity University - San Antonio
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: faminian@trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Zachary Meicler Garcia, email: zmeicler@trinity.edu

University of Texas at Austin (http://ieee.ece.utexas.edu/)
Faculty Adviser: Sriram Vishwanath, email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu
Branch Chair: Tyler Walker, email: chair@ieee.ece.utexas.edu

University of Texas at San Antonio
Faculty Adviser: Shuo Wang, email: Shuo.Wang@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Patrick Stockton, email: pstockton@ieee.org

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Calls for Volunteers

December 7, 2013: John Jay Science and Engineering Academy
High school science fair
Saturday December 7,  8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Judges NEEDED
Lunch included
To volunteer to be a judge, register at:
https://docs.google.com/a/nisd.net/forms/d/1VIl-Ka7RLPKPf0TW-R3pA3IVms5gyvvv81IirICq-gI/viewform

January 18, 2014: Future Cities Judges Needed
2014 Central Texas Future City Competition
Saturday January 18
Judges NEEDED
To volunteer to be a judge register at:
http://Futurecity.org/register

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Local Chapter Activities

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques (APS/MTTS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ap_mtt/


Topic/Title

Composites and metamaterials in electromagnetics: a bird's-eye view.

Speaker

Ari Sihvola
Ari Sihvola was born in 1957, in Valkeala (Finland). He received the degrees of Diploma Engineer in 1981, Licentiate of Technology in 1984, and Doctor of Technology in 1987, all in Electrical Engineering, from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Finland. Besides working for TKK and the Academy of Finland, he was visiting engineer in the Research Laboratory of Electronics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1985–1986, and in 1990–1991, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Pennsylvania State University, State College. In 1996, he was visiting scientist at the Lund University, Sweden, and for the academic year 2000–2001 he was visiting professor at the Electromagnetics and Acoustics Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. In the summer of 2008, he was visiting professor at the University of Paris XI, France. Ari Sihvola is professor of electromagnetics in Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto University was created in 2010 as a merger of three universities: Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design). His scientific interests range from electromagnetic theory, complex media, materials modeling, remote sensing, and radar applications, into engineering education research and history engineering and technology. Ari Sihvola is Chairman of the Finnish National Committee of URSI (International Union of Radio Science), Vice Chairman of the Commission B (Fields and Waves) of the international URSI, and Fellow of IEEE. In 1990’s, he has served as Chairman of the IEEE AP–MTT Chapter for several years. He was awarded the five-year Finnish Academy Professor position in 2005–2010. He is also director of the Finnish Graduate School of Electronics, Telecommunications, and Automation (GETA). Author of several books and hundreds of publications, Ari has been active in organizing conferences and workshops, convening and chairing sessions, and serving in advisory, technical, and organizing committees for numerous national and international scientific symposia as member, secretary, or chairman. In TKK and Aalto University, Ari Sihvola has received several teaching awards, like the “Teacher of the Year” Prize in 1995 from the Student Union of TKK.

Abstract

In the analysis of electromagnetic fields interacting with material structures, the response of medium is condensed in dielectric and magnetic material parameters, like permittivity, conductivity, and permeability. In complicated and anisotropic media, these material parameters may need to be generalized from scalar quantities into matrices, or equivalently dyadics. The complicated response of materials is very often of structural origin, in other words the manner in which a heterogeneous mixture is formed determines its macroscopic electromagnetic material parameters. This lecture deals with the variety of ways how one is able to characterize and effectively describe the macroscopic dielectric and magnetic behavior of composite materials with given properties of the constituents and the geometrical microstructure. The rich history of homogenization of mixtures will be reviewed, including Clausius−Mossotti, Lorenz−Lorentz, Maxwell Garnett, Bruggeman, and other homogenization principles, and their ranges of applicability will be assessed. Mixing principles will be applied to mixtures that display very interesting properties that differ strongly from those of the constituent materials, like, for example, aqueous, strong-contrast, lossy, plasmonic, chiral, and bianisotropic mixtures.

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Dec. 6, 2013, Friday, 10:30am

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ceda


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The CEDA chapter normally meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. If you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact zhuoli@ieee.org.

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Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits (CASS/SSCS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cas_ssc/

Topic/Title

Webinar - Sheerluck Ohms and the 33dB solution

Speaker

IEEE Life Fellow Paul Brokaw
Born in Minneapolis in 1935, IEEE Life Fellow A. PAUL BROKAW spent his early years investigating flashlight workings and disemboweling toasters, and worked as a youngster and young man in radio-TV repair shops, doing military radar maintenance, and developing circuits for geophysical instrumentation at Well Surveys Inc.
 
After obtaining a BS in Physics from Oklahoma State University, he developed electronics for scientific satellites at Labko Scientific Inc. and joined Arthur D. Little Inc. as a circuit design consultant to industrial, scientific, and government clients in 1963, then Communication Technology Inc. doing contract product designs of telephone plant and subscriber equipment.
 
In 1971 he moved to Nova Devices, which became the Semiconductor Division of Analog Devices, where he held several positions generally related to design, and became an Analog Fellow. In 2009 he joined IDT as Senior Technologist and returned to Analog Devices in 20012.
 
Mr. Brokaw has designed a variety of products and holds upward of 100 U.S patents, with others pending, in areas including monolithic A/D and D/A converters, sensors, voltage references, amplifiers, power management circuits, and ASICs.
 
He was selected in 1993 as "Innovator of the Year" by the readers of EDN magazine and elected more recently to the Electronic Design Magazine "Hall of Fame." He has presented and published papers at technical conferences and in IEEE journals, and has been active in the IEEE as a guest editor of the JSSC and as a member for several years of the ISSCC program committee.

Abstract

This talk will present a simple arrangement which makes a robust class A power stage using a bipolar output transistor. The voltage gain of the stage will be shown to be quite stable over a range of outputs, supply, and loads. Devotees of the great detective will recognize the allusion to a smaller amount of quite another sort of solution. The X-Files Fox Mulder isn't available to make this presentation, so you will have to settle for me describing a circuit which can be thought of as a modification of the improved version of George Wilson's current mirror. It involves an X connection of the bases or gates depending on the technologies you have available. It's not a mirror, but rather has a (surprising?) property that lends itself to several small but powerful circuits.

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04-December-2013
12:00PM to 01:00PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/22145

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Building: ACES (or POB) 6.116
201 East 24th St
Austin,  Texas

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Distinguished Lecture - IC Technology at New Nodes Made Easy

Speaker

Alvin Loke, PhD of Qualcomm, Inc.
Alvin Loke received his BASc degree from University of BC, and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford. His doctoral work focused on copper interconnects with low-K polymer dielectrics. From 1998 to 2001, he worked on CMOS technology integration at HP Labs and then at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing as an Agilent assignee. In 2001, he transferred to Fort Collins, Colorado where he designed CMOS PLL circuits for embedded SerDes and ASIC clocking. From 2006 to 2013, he was with Advanced Micro Devices where he designed high-speed electrical/optical link circuits and addressed analog/mixed-signal concerns for next-generation CMOS. He recently joined Qualcomm where he works on mobile IO links. Alvin has authored 40 publications and holds 14 US patents. He served on the CICC technical program committee and as Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. He was an active SSCS chapter officer in Fort Collins for 10 years.

Abstract

Despite increasing economic and technical challenges to scale CMOS, we continue to witness unprecedented performance with 22-nm fully-depleted tri-gate devices now well in production. This tutorial seminar offers a summary of how CMOS device technology has progressed over the past two decades. We will review MOS device and short-channel fundamentals to motivate how device architectures in production have evolved to incorporate elements such as halos and spacers, mechanical strain engineering, high-K dielectric and metal gate, fully-depleted device architectures and finally, tri-gate finFETs.

Date/Time

05-December-2013
06:00PM to 09:00PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21357

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ACES (or POB) 2.402
201 East 24th St
Austin,  Texas

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The joint Circuits & Systems/Solid State Circuits Societies normally meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. IIf you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact zhuoli@ieee.org.
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Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) - Austin
http://cpmtaustinchapter.org/

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Computer Society - Austin (CS)
http://www.austin-cs.org/

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Computer Society - San Antonio (CS)
http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/

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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cn

Topic/Title Holiday Social and Networking Event
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Date Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  
Location Sherlock's Baker Street Pub and Grill
9012 Research Blvd,, Austin, TX  78758
(Southeast corner of Burnet Road & US 183/Research Blvd intersection)
Cost CTCN will provide the snacks.  You buy your favorite beverages.
Reservations Not required.  All interested parties are invited to attend.  For more information go to: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cn/index.htm
Notes You are invited to share an evening with your fellow consultants and enjoy some holiday cheer. 

Do a friend a favor. Bring your colleagues to grow the Consultants Network.

More information on Consultants Networks: http://www.ieeeusa.org/business/whatis.asp

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EducationSociety

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
http://sites.ieee.org/ctx-emcs/

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Electron Devices Society (EDS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/eds/

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/embs/index.html

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Engineering Management
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ems

The Engineering Management Society has become the Technology Management Council. Information about meetings can be found in the sections for Technology Management Council - Austin and Technology Management Council - San Antonio

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Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group

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More information on GOLD: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/gold/index.html

GOLD Launches Mentoring Connection Webinar
Are you interested in becoming a mentor or finding a mentor to help with  your professional development? If the answer is yes, check out a free new IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) webinar aimed at
helping mentors and mentees connect with each other. Learn more at http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/17953/32170

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Instrumentation and Measurement Society (I&M)

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Laser and Electro Optics Society

No meeting scheduled at this time.

For more information, contact Ray Chen

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Life Members (LM) Affinity Group - San Antonio

Topic/Title Holiday Dinner and Social
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Abstract This is a non-technical social meeting, with an opportunity for members and spouses to meet each other.
Date/Time Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:30 PM
Location  842 NW Loop I-410 (Blanco Road at I-410) Lion & Rose British Restaurant and Pub
Cost We will order from the regular dinner menu, and the restaurant will provide separate checks.
Reservations We need an accurate headcount, so please register using vTools at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21021
Notes
There will be a drawing for door prize.


More information on LM: http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/life_members/index.html

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Power and Energy Society - Austin (PES/PELS/IAS/IES)
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/austin

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Power and Energy Society - San Antonio
http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/sanantonio

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Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pses/

Topic/Title Product Safety Engineering Society Symposium - Recap of the Symposium held in Austin
Speaker Gary Schrempp (Dell) and other symposium attendees
Abstract This meeting covers the high points of the product safety symposium for those who were unable to attend. Please note that this is our combined November/December meeting.
Date/Time December 10, 2013 / 7:00 – 8:30pm
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Location Dell Parmer South Campus, Building 4, Victoria Conference Room (just inside the door).
Notes What did you miss this year?  With all of the events held, some simultaneously, it was impossible to get to everything.  Take a minute to reflect on the great presentations, fun events, and friends reconnected as we go through the highlights of this year’s Symposium.  We will also take a look at the CTPSES plans for 2014.

We encourage you, others in your organization, or other interested parties to participate in our meetings. The PSES meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm, with the program starting at 7:00pm. For further information about the PSES, please contact Dale Ritzen at (512) 651-5338.

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Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin

http://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/

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Defying Nyquist in Analog to Digital Conversion

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Distinguished Lecturer: Prof. Yonina C. Eldar, Israel Institute of Technology, HaifaProfessor Yonina C. Eldar
 
She is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa and holds the Edwards Chair in Engineering. She is also a Research Affiliate with the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT and a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Yonina C. Eldar received the B.Sc. degree in physics and the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering both from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 2002.
 
Dr. Eldar was a Horev Fellow of the Leaders in Science and Technology program at the Technion and an Alon Fellow. In 2004, she was awarded the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, in 2005 the Andre and Bella Meyer Lectureship, in 2007 the Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research, in 2008 the Hershel Rich Innovation Award, the Award for Women with Distinguished Contributions, the Muriel & David Jacknow Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Technion Outstanding Lecture Award, in 2009 the Technion’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 2010 the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from the Rothschild Foundation, and in 2011 the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences. In 2012 she was elected to the Young Israel Academy of Science and to the Israel Committee for Higher Education, and elected an IEEE Fellow. In 2013 she received the Technion's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Hershel Rich Innovation Award. She received several best paper awards together with her research students and colleagues. She is the Editor in Chief of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing.

Abstract

The famous Shannon-Nyquist theorem has become a landmark in the development of digital signal processing. However, in many modern applications, the signal bandwidths have increased tremendously, while the acquisition capabilities have not scaled sufficiently fast. Consequently, conversion to digital has become a serious bottleneck. In this talk a new framework for sampling wideband analog signals at rates far below that dictated by the Nyquist rate will be presented. The focus will be both on the theoretical developments, as well as on actual hardware implementations and considerations that allow realization of sub-Nyquist samplers in practice. Applications to a variety of different problems in communications, bioimaging, and signal processing will also be described.

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December 5, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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AT&T Labs
9505 Arboretum
Austin,  Texas

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Joint Communications and Signal Processing Society - San Antonio (Com/SP)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/satx

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Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society

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For further information, contact David Akopian david.akopian@utsa.edu

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Technology Management Council - Austin
http://www.austin-tmc.org/

Topic/Title Engineering Your Career
Speaker Leslie Martinich
Abstract How can you improve your career?  What strategies will work for YOU?  We will look at career directions, how individuals can understand their strengths and build effective working relationships.  We will also look at how to get paid what you are worth.
Date/Time December 10, noon-1pm
Location Dell, Building 2, 701 E. Parmer Lane
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Registration https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21243
Notes lunch will be provided.  You must register in advance.

Joint meeting with WIE

Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Technology Management Council - San Antonio (TMC)

http://webinabox.vtools.ieee.org/wibp_home/index/CH05214
Topic/Title No meeting scheduled for TMC SA for the month of December. Next meeting will be in February.
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Women in Engineering Affinity Group
http://www.austin-wie.org/

Topic/Title How can you improve your career? What strategies will work for YOU?
Speaker Leslie Martinich
Date/Time Tuesday, December 10, Noon to 1 PM *** LUNCH MEETING ***
Location  Dell Parmer South – Building 2
 Room Number: Cetus Conference Room
 701 East Parmer Lane
 Austin,  Texas 78753
Cost No charge, lunch will be provided
Registration Please RSVP at: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21243
Notes Joint meeting with Austin TMC

Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Conferences, Other Meetings and Events

Local IEEE Conferences, Events or Workshops

  • December 3-5, 2013: 2013 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP)
    Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin
    Austin, TX, USA
    http://www.ieeeglobalsip.org/

  • December 8-12, 2014: Globecom2014
    IEEE International Globecom Conference is coming to Austin in December 8-12, 2014. Plan is underway targeting 2,000 in attendance to be enriched with technical, Industry and social programs.

    The technical program will provide a high quality and comprehensive

    Coverage of the state-of-the-art research in all areas of communications. The program features will include tutorials, workshops and symposiums presented by leading researchers and experienced academics in more than a dozen parallel technical tracks.

    The Industrial Forum and Exhibition (IF&E) events will provide a comprehensive program tailored to the telecommunication practitioner’s fields of interest, to include current technologies, major implementations, complex IT business systems, regulatory impact assessments, economic models and engineering methods. Sessions will include keynotes, tutorials, exhibits and presentations by experienced industry engineers and managers.

    An outstanding social program is being planned for you and your family’s enjoyment. We will have pre-conference tours, a Texas style Welcoming Reception, an active Guest’s Hospitality Suite, a uniquely structured Banquet with outstanding local talent plus post-conference tours and events. We want to make this one event for the memories that you and your family will remember for many years to come.

    If you are interesting to

    -        volunteer and help in any of the above areas,
    -        interested in speaking opportunity,
    -        interested to get information about having a booth at the exhibit floor

    Then please send your contact information to f.behmann@ieee.org expressing your are of interest and we’ll provide you with more information.
  • IEEE Conference Search can be found at http://www.ieee.org/web/conferences/search/index.html

  • See also http://www.wikicfp.com - A place to organize and share Calls for Papers.


Non-IEEE Meetings and Events of interest suggested by the membership

December 5, 2013: Central Texas Electronics Association, Electronics Design & Manufacturing Tech Forum & Expo
Norris Conference Center behind Northcross Mall in Austin
 
Program:
10:00 – 4:00  Trade Show Open
10:30  >  " Design Considerations for Heavy Copper and Metal Core PC Boards "
Jim Eatman,  Owner,  Eatman Associates
11:30  >  " Can Nano Coatings Really Improve Stencil Performance? "
Tony Lentz,  Field Application Engineer,  FCT Assembly
Noon  >  FREE Lunch and Networking in Exhibit Area
1:00  >  Door Prize Drawings and More Networking
1:30  >  " Forecast:  Major Changes Impacting the Electronics Industry "
Carl Johnson,  President,  Infrastructure
2:30  >  " Mobile Platforms Security Trends and Best Practices "
Dan Sharoni,  Enterprise Mobility Strategist & Consultant
4:00  >  Trade Show Closes
 
Registration Via SMTA Website: http://www.smta.org/expos/#austin
 
This event is free for SMTA and IMAPS members and non-members as well.
 
Event Location: Norris Conference Center at Northcross Mall (backside), 2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas

January 11, 2014: Texas Data Day

Texas Data Day 2014 will be hel on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Once again, the event will be held at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas Campus.
See http://datadaytexas.com/ for more information

The list of visiting speakers for Data Day Texas is almost complete:
http://datadaytexas.com/speakers

June 13-14, 2-14: Texas Linux Fest 2014
It's that time... TxLF 2014 is here!

Are you as excited as we are for the 5th annual Texas Linux Fest?!

We are going to be at the Austin Convention Center June 13th and 14th, 2014.

This year we are planning to do two full days of expo-floor in a much larger venue. This means more vendors. More free stuff. More prizes. And more awesome-ness.

Pre-Register for the best price!

We are now accepting registration for this year's event. Sign up now!

Call for papers is officially open!

If you would like to submit a talk, please check here for more info.

Want to be a vendor? Have an awesome idea? Maybe you want to volunteer to help out?

For any other questions, feel free to shoot an email over to info@texaslinuxfest.org

Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Tx
http://texaslinuxfest.org

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Events and Information

Texas Girls Collaborative Project
The TxGCP Google Group is the best way to be connected in your region with all things K12 STEM - are you connected to the conversation? Join the group in your region of Texas - http://txgcp.org/k12-stem-outreach-google-group/.

Springboard to STEM
http://stem.firstbook.org/

The goal of the Springboard to STEM program is "to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and provide training and classroom materials for teachers." On this website, visitors can take advantage of free educational materials like worksheets, lesson plans, and discussion questions. Visitors need to fill out a form on the site before they can access all of the materials, but this only takes a minute or two. Moving on, the News and Links area contains links to their work around STEM education and the project's Twitter feed. The Marketplace is another great feature of the site which contains links to high quality STEM-related resources, such as books and classroom DVDs, that are available for purchase.


Career

The IEEE-USA Career Manager (http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers) is organized into eight categories designed to help you manage and advance in your career:

* Career Management Interactive Workshop
* Salary Service
* Consulting and Entrepreneurship
* Professional Development Webinars
* Employment Assistance and Job Search
* IEEE Online Distance Learning
* E-Book Library
* IEEE.tv

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

If you have multiple devices that you wish to share files between in a secure manner, you may want to look into  BitTorrent Sync http://www.bittorrent.com/sync/

All transfers are encrypted and multiple platforms are supported.  Desktop cliets are available for Windows, OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.  Mobile clients are availble for Android and iOS devices.  Sync, send and share as much as you want. There are no file size limits, or caps on creativity.

Listen to Security Now podcast #402 (https://www.grc.com/SecurityNow.htm) for a technical review of BitTorrent Sync. 

If you have comments, or suggestions as to something I should mention in a future issue, please let me know at john.purvis@ieee.org.  I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions.