Cha For Tea – IEEE Young Professionals Meet for Boba 🗓

— free Boba, board games and a casual atmosphere

OC IEEE Young Professionals –

Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Dinner can be bought at any of the restaurants in UTC
Location: Cha For Tea, 4187 Campus Dr. M173, Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: Just show up

Summary: OC IEEE Young Professionals is hosting our monthly Boba Night at Cha for Tea! Come join us for free Boba, board games and a casual atmosphere!

Analog/Mixed-Signal Design in FinFET 🗓

— Young Professionals & Students career coaching session after the talk

— IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: Wednesday May 31, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Alvin Loke of Qualcomm
Location: San Diego
Cost: Free to IEEE, Qualcomm and students with ID; all others $5 cash only at the door.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary:
Continued consumer demand for mobile ICs has propelled CMOS scaling to arrive at the finFET with foundry offerings starting at 16/14 nm. The compact 3-D structure of the finFET offers superior short-channel control that achieves digital power reduction and adequate device performance. As SoC technology remains dictated by logic and SRAM scaling needs, designers of analog/mixed-signal subsystems must adapt to new design constraints. We attempt to summarize the challenges and considerations faced when porting analog/mixed-signal designs to finFET. At 16/14 nm, designers must also cope with many accumulated implications of earlier scaling innovations leading to the finFET.

In addition, the IEEE San Diego Young Professionals Section is offering a Young Professionals & Students career coaching session after the talk and a Q&A

Bio: Alvin Loke received a B.A.Sc. in engineering physics from the University of British Columbia, and M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford. He worked on CMOS process integration for several years at HP Labs and on assignment at Chartered Semiconductor. Since 2001, he has been designing circuits for a variety of wireline links and addressing next-generation CMOS analog/mixed-signal concerns at Agilent and Advanced Micro Devices in Fort Collins, CO, and most recently at Qualcomm in San Diego, CA. He has authored several dozen publications and holds 19 US patents. Alvin has served as Technical Program Committee member of CICC, IEEE Chapter Chair, Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Industrial Advisory Board member at Colorado State University, and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

EMC Electromagnetic Environmental Effects in the Military –Distinguished Lecturer Talk 🗓

— includes first-hand experiences of work done in the Afghan theatre

— IEEE San Diego
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Meeting Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Kris Hatashita
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Military electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a matter of life and death as modern war-fighters rely on the safe, secure and reliable functioning of their devices. Military EMC includes aspects of electronic interoperability that are seldom or never considered in the commercial realm. This talk presents technical details of EMC consideration in tactical and strategic military operations. The topics discussed include hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance (HERO), electromagnetic data security (EMSEC), counter improvised explosive device (CIED) EMC issues and includes first-hand experiences of work done in the Afghan theatre.

Bio: Kris Hatashita has been the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects subject matter expert for the Canadian Army tactical communications group since 2002 where he plans and oversees Canadian Army compliance with EMI, EMC, EMSEC, and RF safety requirements. Prior to this, Kris was an independent E3 consultant and President of ISOTEC Corporation whose clients included the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Kris has worked at or with many technology corporations throughout his career including General Dynamics Canada, Digital Equipment Corporation, Zenith Corporation and Hewlett-Packard. Kris’s career in E3 began in 1985 in the aerospace industry after completing a BSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo. While working for Garrett Aerospace, Kris was selected to undergo training through CSE in the joint Canada-US Industrial TEMPEST Program. Through this program, Kris became the first non-American to become a Certified TEMPEST Professional – Level II by the United States National Security Agency – a certification he holds to this day. Kris is the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International EMC Symposium to be held in Ottawa, Canada.

CYBER ATTACK TECHNIQUES 🗓

— FBI reveals basic attack scenarios & show how attackers evolve and adjust to the changing attack surface.

—IEEE OC CyberSecurity Monthly Technical Talk
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Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Jensen Penalosa, Special Agent with the FBI
Location: ATEP-IVC, Irvine
Cost: none. Food and beverage at this event is free and is sponsored by CyberSecurity SIG.
RSVP: requested, through website. Parking pass available
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Cyber attackers are constantly changing their tactics, techniques and procedures. SSA Penalosa will walk through some basic attack scenarios and demonstrate how attackers evolve and adjust to the changing attack surface.

Bio: Supervisory Special Agent Jensen Penalosa has been a Special Agent with the FBI since 2005. In 2014, SSA Penalosa was assigned to the Orange County Resident Agency, where he currently supervises the Cyber Squad responsible for conducting counterterrorism, counterintelligence and criminal cyber investigations.
SSA Penalosa is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC certified Incident Handler, Forensic Analyst, Web Application Penetration Tester, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
From 2012 to 2014, SSA Penalosa supervised the FBI Cyber Crime Squad embedded in the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force in Los Angeles. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI, SSA Penalosa was employed by FileNet Corporation as a software engineer.

Mechanisms Responsible for Loss Tangent and Temperature Coefficient of Resonant Frequency in Modern Microwave Ceramics 🗓

— Perovskite microwave ceramics for wireless communication systems

— IEEE Orange County CPMT Chapter
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Meeting Date: Tuesday May 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Shengke Zhang of Wispry Inc.
Location: Broadcom, Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: Registration is appreciated, but not required. Everyone is invited. Dinner is provided at no cost.
Event Details: IEEE/vTools
Summary:
Perovskite microwave ceramics are of significant practical importance for wireless communication systems due to their superior performance including ultra-low microwave loss and “low/no” frequency drift with respect to temperature variations. However, a first-principles understanding of what mechanisms are responsible for the microwave loss and temperature coefficient of resonant frequency (τf) have not been firmly established. In this talk, I will focus our discussions on transition-metal-doped Ba(Zn1/3Ta2/3)O3 (BZT) and Ba(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 (BZN) perovskite ceramics because they are the highest performers at room temperature that are commercially available and widely used in cellular base stations. The properties of commercial microwave ceramics are optimized by adding transition-metal dopants or alloying agents, such as Ni, Co, or Mn to adjust τf to near-zero. This occurs as a result of the temperature dependence of dielectric constant offsetting the thermal expansion. At cryogenic temperatures, we discover that microwave loss in these commercial materials is dominated by the spin-excitation process within the unpaired d-shell electronic spins existing in the transition-metal additives, a loss mechanism differing from the usual suspects. The temperature coefficient of resonant frequency (τf) of a microwave resonator is determined by three fundamental materials properties according to the following equation: τf = – (½ τε + ½ τμ + αL), where αL, τε and τμare defined as the linear temperature coefficients of the lattice constant, dielectric constant, and magnetic permeability, respectively. We have experimentally determined each of these three parameters for undoped and Ni-doped BZT materials. These results, in combination with density functional theory (DFT) calculations, have allowed us to quantitatively model the physical processes that determine τf with reasonable accuracy.

Bio: Shengke Zhang is currently a Senior RF-MEMS Reliability/Failure Analysis Engineer at Wispry Inc., an industrial leader in high-performance tunable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products for the wireless industry. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Arizona State University in 2012 and 2016. He received his B.S. degree in Materials Control and Engineering in 2011 at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on developing high performance microwave dielectric resonators and superconducting resonators for wireless communication and quantum computing applications. He has 4 peer-reviewed publications (3 first-authored) in the top journals of the field such as Journal of the American Ceramic Society and Applied Physics Letter, and more than 20 presentations/invited talks in leading international conferences.

FDA’s New Focus on Cybersecurity 🗓

— current landscape and recent history of FDA focus on cybersecurity

— A joint presentation hosted by IEEE Orange County Computer Society (OCCS), The Orange County IEEE Cybersecurity Special Interest Group (CybersecuritySIG), and the Orange County IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (IEEE EMBS).
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Meeting Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Daniel Beard, Promenade Software Inc.
Location: Orange – Chapman University
Cost: none
RSVP: requested
Event Details: IEEE/vTools
Summary:
It’s no secret that he FDA has been focusing intensely on cybersecurity over the past couple of years.
The premarket and postmarket cybersecurity guidances put more responsibility on the manufacturer than ever before, and many manufacturers are confused about what they need to do.
This talk will outline the current landscape and recent history explaining why the FDA is intensely
focusing on cybersecurity. It will also give recommendations and examples on the quickest way
for manufacturers to come up to speed with the guidances.

Bio: Daniel Beard is a founder and VP of Technology at Promenade Software, Inc.. He is passionate about technology and communications, and strives to bring best-in-class infrastructure and techniques to the Medical Device Sector’s connected devices. His background includes over 7 years in the Medical Device sector, creating custom software for IVD and Therapy devices.
Daniel is obsessed with cyber-security in infrastructure. He is a founding member of MedISAO, an Information Sharing an Analysis Organization tailored to medical device manufacturers, consults on how to improve device security in regulated manufacturing environments, and contributes to multiple open-source security tools.

Surf Sensing and Prediction 🗓

— How do the folks at Surfline Wavetrak predict surf conditions?

— IEEE and co-sponsor Marine Technology Society
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Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM Networking; 6:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Graeme Rae, Director of Research & Development at Surfline Wavetrak
Location: 8888 Balboa Ave San Diego, California Room Number: Rhude Hall
Cost: none
RSVP: requested,
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: Join us for a presentation by Dr. Graeme Rae, Director of Research & Development at Surfline Wavetrak on “Surf Sensing and Prediction.”
Bio: Dr. Rae received his B.S. in Ship Science from the University of Southampton and his Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering and Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University.

Electromagnetic Environmental Effects in the Military

— EMC Distinguished Lecturer Talk

— EMC Distinguished Lecturer Talk: …
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Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Kris Hatashita
Location: Advanced Test Equipment Rentals. Training Center 10401 Roselle St, San Diego CA 92121
Cost: Complementary Dinner/ Networking
RSVP: requested
Event Details: IEEEvTools
Summary:
Military electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a matter of life and death as modern war-fighters rely on the safe, secure and reliable functioning of their devices. Military EMC includes aspects of electronic interoperability that are seldom or never considered in the commercial realm. This talk presents technical details of EMC consideration in tactical and strategic military operations. The topics discussed include hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance (HERO), electromagnetic data security (EMSEC), counter improvised explosive device (CIED) EMC issues and includes first-hand experiences of work done in the Afghan theatre.

Bio: Kris Hatashita
has been the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects subject matter expert for the Canadian Army tactical communications group since 2002 where he plans and oversees Canadian Army compliance with EMI, EMC, EMSEC, and RF safety requirements. Prior to this, Kris was an independent E3 consultant and President of ISOTEC Corporation whose clients included the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Kris has worked at or with many technology corporations throughout his career including General Dynamics Canada, Digital Equipment Corporation, Zenith Corporation and Hewlett-Packard. Kris’s career in E3 began in 1985 in the aerospace industry after completing a BSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo. While working for Garrett Aerospace, Kris was selected to undergo training through CSE in the joint Canada-US Industrial TEMPEST Program. Through this program, Kris became the first non-American to become a Certified TEMPEST Professional – Level II by the United States National Security Agency – a certification he holds to this day. Kris is the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International EMC Symposium to be held in Ottawa, Canada.

Overview of 2017 IEEE-PSES Symposium, May 7, 8, 9 – San Jose, CA 🗓

— (PSES) Seminar —

— PSES — Product Safety Engineering Society …

Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Bansi Patel, BRP Consultants.
Location: Element Corp. (Northwest EMC) 41 Tesla, Irvine, CA 92618

Cost: (Open to all – you do not need to be a member of IEEE)
+ FREE FOOD!!!!! (Provided by Element Corp. (Northwest EMC))

Event Details: IEEE vtools
Summary: Bansi will review the 2017 IEEE-PSES Symposium held May 2017. Also there will be a discussion of other Product Safety/Certification issues

Bio: Bansi Patel is a safety consultant for compliance engineering for electrical and electro-mechanical products. He is in the field for over 30 years. He is chair for IEEE 1184, guidelines for battery for UPS Systems, He is board of governors for Product safety engineering society. He has been active in standards develop activities for UL, CSA, IEEE and IEC for past 30 plus years.

Enabling Higher Data Rates in Optical Communications

— IEEE EDS / Circuits & Systems

— BUENAVENTURA ELECTRON DEVICES / CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOCIETIES CHAPTER
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Meeting Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Michael Case, Inphi Corporation
Location: Newbury Park
Cost: none
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Event Details: IEEE Event

Summary:
Demand for more data bandwidth has been and is forecast to continue exponential growth. The demand that starts with an individual’s phone and office at 10’s of Mb/s is aggregated at community, city and country levels requiring Tb/s of data throughput over long haul networks. Other aggregation points are data centers of cloud services, social media and entertainment providers within the server farms. Optical interconnect is the highest bandwidth medium, and has been in place for long haul communication for decades, and these higher performance optical links are needed in the data centers to meet the ever increasing demand and growth of these computer farms. And just as in cellular communications, modulation of the optical signals must become more complex to support more and more data. Working with key strategic systems customers, Inphi has enabled 100 Gb/s 16-QAM to become commonplace in these aggregation points. Recent papers demonstrate 64 QAM running at 64 Gsymbols/s for 600 Gb/s links for a single wavelength and single polarization. Having two polarizations and more wavelengths multiples the throughput in a single fiber. This talk will focus on what it takes from an electronics point of view to enable more and more aggregation of optical data.

Bio: Michael Case (SM 1987) received his PhD in 1993 from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he developed the theory of solitary wave propagation in non-linear transmission lines for harmonic and large-amplitude picosecond impulse generation. He then joined Hughes Research Laboratories (now HRL LLC) developing state-of-the-art MMICs in InP, GaAs and SiGe for low noise, power and frequency conversion covering frequencies from S-band satellite links to sub-mm-wave imaging sensors. In 2001, Mike joined Inphi Corporation, which has been in the forefront of optical communications since its inception in 2000. Industry firsts such as 43 Gb/s CDR DMUX (ISSCC 2003), 28 Gbps CMOS SerDes (ISSCC 2012), and numerous advances in optical receiver and transmitter electronics through press release.