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Shorten Your Concept to Prototype Time

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Western Puerto Rico Section

and

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Circuits and Systems Society – Western Puerto Rico Section

 
Invite you to the following seminar:

Shorten Your Concept to Prototype Time with TI’s Modular System-Level Reference Kit (MAVRK)

Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Place: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, PR / Stefani Building,   S – 230
Time:  6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Fee: Free of charge

Resources:
Antonio Fadhel

Abstract:

MAVRK is an acronym for Modular and Versatile Reference Kit designed to allow customers and developers to quickly evaluate multiple configurations of Texas Instruments Silicon to show system level performance. Each MAVRK module is a reference design that allows full performance evaluation of the device in the system. The MAVRK system is motherboard based, allowing multiple combinations of RF, ADC/DAC, transceivers, signal conditioning, and driver circuits to be configured to a system level design.  This session will be an overview of the MAVRK system and how its different software and hardware components fit together.  Stop by and learn how you can save over 6 weeks off your system development time.

DEMO WORKSHOP:  Following the presentation there will be a practical workshop demo, for which there is a limited number of participants.

Registration:
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Introduction to Digital Light Processing (DLP®) Technology

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Western Puerto Rico Section

and

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Circuits and Systems Society – Western Puerto Rico Section

 
Invite you to the following seminar:

Introduction to Digital Light Processing (DLP®) Technology

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Place: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, PR / Stefani Building,   S – 113
Time:  6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Fee: Free of charge

Resources:
Harry Chahal

Abstract:
In this presentation we offer an overview of MEMS technology and the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD), the MEMS chip at the core of DLP technology.  The presentation includes a high level explanation of DMD architecture as well as some key milestones in the history of DLP.  We then discuss how DLP products work and present some of its applications.  In particular, we cover one of the hottest applications, Pico Projectors, as well as some other novel applications in medical imaging and security/surveillance systems.  A live demonstration of some of the newest DLP Pico Projectors is also included.

Registration:
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Lighting Fundamentals

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

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“Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR)
Capítulo de Aguadilla”

Iluminating Engineering Society (IES)

and the

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Western Puerto Rico Section
 
Invite you to the following seminar:

Lighting Fundamentals

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Saturday, May 12, 2012 (New date!)
Place: Hotel El Faro, Aguadilla, PR
Time:  8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Fee: $100.00 General Public / 80$ CIAPR, IESNA, or IEEE members / $60 Students

Resources:
Mariel Taviana Acevedo, LC, Presidente IESNA Puerto Rico Chapter

Abstract:
Esta actividad tiene como propósito explicar los cambios que han surgido tanto en el mercado de la iluminación como en las tecnologías utilizadas hoy en día en la iluminación de espacios interiores como exteriores. Se discutirán detalles sobre los fundamentos básicos de la iluminación al igual que cambios significativos del nuevo “Lighting Handbook” décima edición, nuevos conceptos y técnicas utilizadas para cumplir con certificaciones verdes y métodos de conservación de energía.
 
Agenda:
• Concepto Básico de Iluminación, Visión, Color
• Fuentes Eléctricas de Iluminación y Balastros
• Luminarias y Controles de Iluminación
• Fotometría y Cálculos de Iluminación
• Iluminación para Interiores
• Iluminación para Exteriores
• Asuntos Importantes de la Iluminación

Registration:
For registration, please visit CIAPR webpage: www.ciapr.org
Flyer details click here

For additional information please contact CIAPR at 787-758-2250 extensions 213, 214 or 215. (Toll-Free 1-800-981-5791)

Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Computer Society – Western Puerto Rico Section

and

Hewlett Packard Puerto Rico
 
Invite you to the following seminar:

Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Place: WebEx event
Time:  6:15 PM — 8:15 PM
Fee: Free of charge

Resources:
Tom Maltzbender

Abstract:

In 1900, a party of sponge divers chanced on the wreck of a Roman merchant vessel between Crete and mainland Greece. It was found to contain numerous ancient Greek treasures, among them a mysterious lump of clay that split open to reveal ‘mathematical gears’ as it dried out. Constructed in 150 B.C.E., this object is now known as the Antikythera Mechanism and is arguably the most important technological artifact from all of ancient history.

In 2005 Tom Maltzbender from HP Labs. travelled to the National Archeological Museum in Athens to apply HP’s Reflectance Imaging methods to the mechanism in the hopes of revealing ancient writing on the device. This simple technique involves photographing the object under varying lighting conditions, but from a fixed perspective. From these images, per-pixel estimates of surface normals can be made, which can be used to relight the object with improved reflectance characteristics.

Tom was successful. This led to an understanding that the device was a mechanical, astronomical computer capable of predicting solar and lunar eclipses along with other celestial events. This talk will overview both the imaging methods as well as what they reveal about the Antikythera Mechanism.
 
Bio:
Tom is a senior research scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and his research interest lies at the intersection of computer graphics, signal processing and computer vision. He has developed methods of Fourier volume rendering, polynomial texture mapping, reflectance imagingand opacity-weighted volume re-sampling. His work on the Antikythera Mechanism was recently described in both Scientific American and The Economist.

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Designing a PWM Boost Converter

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Western Puerto Rico Section

and

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Circuits and Systems Society – Western Puerto Rico Section

 
Invite you to the following seminar:

Designing a PWM Boost Converter

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Place: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, PR
Time:  6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Fee: Free of charge

Resources:
Jose V. Santos

Abstract:
An introduction to step-up switching converters, including circuit topology and switching waveforms. Differences between synchronous and asynchronous converters, as well as power loss discussions, efficiency optimization and gate driver design. Common control options, such as constant on-time, voltage mode and current mode PWM modulation. Focus on current mode PWM design, including linearization techniques for AC analysis, boost converter transfer function, compensator options and component selection. Methods for sensing inductor current, and slope compensation. Boost converter simulation and silicon measurement results.

Registration:
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Agile Software Development

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Western Puerto Rico Section

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Computer Society – Western Puerto Rico Section

 and

Hewlett Packard Technology Center
Hewlett Packard Puerto Rico
 
Invite you to the following seminar:

Agile Software Development

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Place: Hewlett Packard, Aguadilla, PR
Time:  6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
Fee: Free of charge

Resources:
William Navas

Abstract:
The concept of agile software development has gained significant momentum in the last 10 years and is currently replacing the classical waterfall model used in the past.  This presentation focuses on Scrum which is one of the most popular agile trends.  Here we describe the artifacts used, ceremonies, metrics, and results using projects that I have participated in.  We also dive into one of the most detested, and seemingly useless developer activities, that is  ‘Estimates’.  We introduce Story points as a system for quantifying relative effort and then use empirical data from the team’s actual performance to forecast project completion.
 
Agenda:
• Introduction
• SCRUM
• Story Points

Registration:
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Gas Natural para Costa Sur

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

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“Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico
Capítulo de Mayaguez y Ponce”
 
and the

Power and Energy Society / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Western Puerto Rico Section
 
Invite you to the following seminar:

Gas Natural para Costa Sur

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Place: Casita Capitular – CIAPR Mayaguez , Mayaguez, PR
Time:  1:00 PM — 5:30 PM
Fee: Free for CIAPR or IEEE members / $15.00 for non-members

Registration:
For registration, please visit CIAPR webpage: www.ciapr.org
See flyer for more information

For additional information please contact CIAPR at 787-758-2250 extensions 213, 214 or 215. (Toll-Free 1-800-981-5791)

Integrated Optics in Silicon

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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Seminar

Integrated Optics in Silicon

Speaker: Dr. Steven J. Spector, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

 

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: UPR – Mayaguez / S-113

Admission Fee: *** There is NO admission fee for this seminar ***

Abstract: Silicon is an attractive platform for the integration of optical components because of the mature infrastructure dedicated to the fabrication of silicon microelectronic devices. Furthermore, the silicon optical components can be readily integrated with transistors to form complex signal processing systems. At the wavelengths most relevant for optical communication (near 1550 nm), silicon has a high index and low inherent loss, making it an ideal material for compact devices. However, such compact devices also have large scattering loss. In addition, the electro-optic effects are weak in silicon, making it difficult to realize active components. This seminar will describe techniques for fabricating low-loss silicon waveguides, optical filters, low-power silicon PIN diode optical modulators, and high-performance silicon photodiodes using a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuit process. The photodiodes exploit ion-implantation damage to create midgap states that enhance sensitivity at the 1550 nm wavelength. These components are being developed for a high-speed optical sampling system that will be used to implement an analog-to-digital converter.

Visita a Hewlett Packard en Aguadilla

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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 Visita a Hewlett Packard en Aguadilla


Funcionamiento de la Planta de Manufactura, Servicios y Desarrollo (R&D) de Hewlett Packard PR

Día: Miércoles 9 de Noviembre de 2011

Hora: 9:00AM – 12:30PM

Instituto de Ing. Computadora – Hewlett Packard – IEEE Western Puerto Rico Section

Aguadilla, PR

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Objetivo:  Se espera que los participantes del curso aprendan cómo funciona una planta dedicada a la manufactura, servicios y desarrollos de productos relacionados con la tecnología de computadoras.

ACTIVIDAD LIBRE DE COSTO.

Horas Contacto

Técnicos

3.00

Total

3.00

Precio: GRATIS

Reforma en el Sistema Eléctrico de PR

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

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IEEE Sección Puerto Rico Oeste, IEEE Capitulo de Computación, IEEE Capitulo de Potencia, la Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Aguadilla, Los  Capítulos de CIAPR  Aguadilla y Mayagüez les invitan al seminario

Reforma en el Sistema Eléctrico de PR: Buscando una Nueva AEE

Jueves 1ero  de Diciembre de 2011, 6:00pm – 9pm

UPR Recinto Aguadilla
Biblioteca Enrique Laguerre
Auditorio AA-100
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

            Precios:

Miembros IEEE /CIAPR

$25.00

Miembros Estudiantes IEEE

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Estudiantes Clase Energy Management de CORA  y Profesores Electrónica de CORA

Gratis

 

3 Horas de Educación Continua del CIAPR

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Objetivos:

·        Presentar los antecedentes de la AEE y situación actual

·        Discutir las fórmulas de compra de combustible y energía

·        Indicar opciones tecnológicas y de política pública disponibles

Temas:

·        Historia de la AEE

·        Retos a enfrentar:  Combustibles, tecnologías y gobernanza

·        Alternativas

 

Conferenciante:

Dr. Efraín O’Neill-Carrilloes profesor de ingeniería eléctrica en UPR-Mayagüez (UPRM). Tiene un doctorado de Arizona State University, maestría de Purdue University y bachillerato de UPRM todos en ingeniería eléctrica (potencia). Ha recibido reconocimientos como profesor e investigador, además de ser reconocido por su trabajo profesional como Colegiado Distinguido del CIAPR (2003-IIE), y por la IEEE con el PES Walter Fee Outstanding Young Engineer Award. Es autor de 60 publicaciones arbitradas en temas como energía sostenible, calidad de potencia, política pública energética, generación distribuida y asuntos sociales de la ingeniería.