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Position Sensor Signal Conditioning for Industrial Applications – WESTERN PUERTO RICO SP01/CAS04 CHAPTER on 30-September-2015

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Position sensing is one of the most critical measurements in industrial hydraulics systems. Linear Variable Displacement Transformers (LVDTs) are one of the most common sensors used to measure position. The sensor requires AC excitation on primary coil and sensing on secondary coils. Sensor non linearity, temperature coefficient and sensitivity levels must be considered and properly compensated for. In addition signal amplitude and phase information sensed on the secondary requires demodulation to map the displacement within the sensor. These applications present a great case study covering the interaction between analog design aspects and digital signal processing. This presentation covers analog techniques for front end design, excitation circuit, signal processing, their implementation and silicon results. Various system level analysis techniques and performance parameters are discussed as well.

Solución de Problemas Interpersonales – WESTERN PUERTO RICO SECTION on 21-April-2015

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

El resultado del estudio les resultó sorprendente; había una sola característica en común entre todos aquellos que se desempeñaban de manera exitosa, esa era su habilidad para resolver problemas interpersonales. En este seminario se presenta en forma ordenada y rigurosa el procedimiento completo, o algoritmo, para poner en efecto el proceso de Solución de Problemas Interpersonales. El proceso se acompaña con ilustración de experiencias del instructor y se estimula la participación de los asistentes. Este seminario se presenta libre de costo a los Colegiados como una contribución del Instructor y del CIAPR de Mayagüez al Desarrollo Profesional de los profesionales.

Test Engineer: The last line of defense – WESTERN PUERTO RICO SP01/CAS04 CHAPTER on 15-April-2015

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Test Engineering is one of the many fields  where you can work and have a career as engineer. It is not often that we hear about Test Engineering during our
college days. Test Engineering is the last line of defense before products get out of fabrication sites and to customers. We, the test engineers, are the ones
responsible for developing a robust test solution that guarantees we are sending our customers only good parts. This presentation will cover what is a test engineer, what we do,  and what professional life  looks like for one of us.

Get Prepared, Get the Job: Networking, Elevator Pitch, Social Presence, and Step Towards the Job Offer – WESTERN PUERTO RICO YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AFFINITY GROUP on 15-April-2015

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Everyone knows you need a clean resume and honed interview skills to land the ideal job. However, there are many other important elements to prepare yourself and get a job offer that often get forgotten by job seekers. In this session we will cover networking basics, creating your elevator pitch, your professional online presence, and what to do after an interview has concluded and how these can set you apart from the competition.

Reporting Meeting – WESTERN PUERTO RICO SECTION on 26-January-2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Reports update meeting for year 2014.

25th & 50th anniversary IEEE Puerto Rico Sections Celebration – WESTERN PUERTO RICO SECTION on 18-October-2014

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

IEEE Puerto Rico & Caribbean 50th and IEEE Western Puerto Rico 25th Anniversaries

Estimados profesionales, miembros y estudiantes la sección IEEE Puerto Rico y Caribe en conjunto con la sección oeste tendrán su celebración de 50 y 25 aniversario.

50th Anniversary Puerto Rico & Caribbean Section

Sección profesional Fundada el 23 de Marzo de 1964. (1964 – 2014).

25th Anniversary for Western Puerto Rico Section

· Sección profesional Fundada el 18 de Agosto de 1989 – Celebrando sus 25 años!

Hora: 5p.m. – 11p.m. @ CIAPR Sede Teatro Salvador V. Cano

Vestimenta: Semi-Formal – Costo $20 por persona – Miembros IEEE

Les invitan

Eng.Ralph Kreil P.E., Chair IEEE Puerto Rico &Caribbean

Rogelio Palomera Ph.D, Chair IEEE Western Puerto Rico

Visita técnica – Radiotelescopio de Arecibo – IEEE P.R. Milestone – WESTERN PUERTO RICO SECTION on 18-October-2014

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

In the Puerto Rico & Caribbean Section the NAIC/Arecibo Radiotelescope, from 1963, was recognized in Nov 2001. The Arecibo Observatory, the world’s largest radio telescope, was dedicated in 1963. Its design and implementation led to advances the areas of antenna design, signal processing, and electronic instrumentation, and in the mechanical engineering areas of antenna suspension and drive systems.

IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Challenge

Monday, September 15th, 2014

IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science and other disciplines to solve real world problems. It’s a great opportunity to put your engineering skills to use…and earn cash prizes too!

The competition is open to college/university students from all geographic locations. Student teams should have three to five team members in any year of university study. At least one team member must be an IEEE member. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, visit: or email

Submission Date is 1 October 2014


Monday, September 1st, 2014

The IEEE Global Early Career Faculty Development (ECFD) Virtual Mini-Conference is a new resource specifically designed to meet the professional needs of new faculty members. Offered as a series of three virtual mini-conferences, the second session “Effective Teaching” is scheduled for 18 September 2014 , 9 am EDT.

The sessions are devoted to providing early career faculty with information they can put into action immediately, that will enable them to become more effective educators. The mini-conference format makes use of a new virtual platform allowing attendees to participate from their home or office.

Learn to:

 Become a more effective teacher

 Effectively engage students

 Develop lesson plans and learning objectives

 Understand an implement “Active Learning”

 Assess student progress

 Define the course climate, including the syllabus policies and student expectations


 Early Career Faculty

 Graduate Students


Through the many sessions, featuring an array of recognized experts in the field, you will:

Acquire tips and guidance that you can put into action immediately

Learn success strategies for enhancing your career

Gain the knowledge you need to develop critical teaching competencies

Get answers to your career and professional development questions

Expand your global network of colleagues and professional contacts

WHERE: View it live from your home or office, or on-demand anytime at your convenience

Design and Applications of Integrated Operational Amplifiers – WESTERN PUERTO RICO SECTION on 23-September-2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014


The design of integrated operational amplifiers (OA) for specific applications or for applications within a certain range of operational conditions depend heavily on system level requirements that are associated to the target application. Hence, although theoretically the usage of OA follow similar rules and system level design steps, the specifications of the OA at the transistor level design must comply with different ranges of response characteristics. These differences give rise to the classification of Operational amplifiers depending on the particular needs, such as low voltage low power OA’s, high‐speed OA’s, lownoise OA’s, etc. This seminar focuses on the design path that follows the designer in the process of Operational amplifier design to comply with the system level requirements. Practical examples from the presentator’s portfolio will serve to illustrate this process.