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Twin Cities Consultant's Network and Life Members Joint Networking Meeting - TWIN CITIES LIFE MEMBER AFFINITY GROUP on 09-December-2015

The IEEE Consultant’s Network of the Twin Cities (ICNTC) is having a joint meeting with the IEEE Life Members at “The Mezz”; the mezzanine located on the upper level of the Lunds&Byerlys on France Ave in Edina (just north of Hwy 494).  This is a social meeting with the main purpose to network with our fellow consultant's (or those who have an interest in consulting) and with the life members.  The consultant’s network will supply the food and the first beverage.  No presentation is currently planned.  So put the following meeting on your calendar and attend!  Please forward this email to anyone else who might like to attend.   

Who:  All who want to attend the Consultant's Network (current consultants or those interested in becoming a consultant) and IEEE Life Members

What: A networking meeting with food

Also: For the first 20 ICNTC members and first 20 Life Members first beverage is free!  

Date: December 9th, 20015

Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: “The Mezz” on top of the Lunds&Byerlys in Edina on France (7171 France Avenue South Edina, MN 55435)

Posted on: 11/25/2015 05:36:47 PM


How much more performance/density can we get out of power electronics? - TWIN CITIES PEL35 CHAPTER on 09-December-2015

One of my favorite professors frequently referred to the “theorem of conservation of sorrows” – meaning that solving a particular problem in one area of a design led to increasing problems somewhere else… Sometimes power electronic design can feel the same way: it is a never-ending series of tradeoffs that take time, patience, experience, good design of experiments and inspiration to make forward progress. It is rare when a particular technology or topology alone makes a big difference in performance. Trench low-voltage and Superjunction high-voltage MOSFETS and SiC Schottky rectifiers are three technologies that have made a big difference in the past 15 years. So much so, that power supplies are now commonly available at 40-50 W/in3 and efficiency >95%. So how much more room for improvement is there? Are GaN and/or SiC the next switch technology that will bring efficiency and/or density to the next level, or is Si already good enough?


This presentation will look at the state of the art in power supplies, and review some of the alternatives/options for topology, control, device technology, and the research direction of some of the leading applications research universities.

Join us for Pizza at 5:30PM. Presentation at 6PM

Posted on: 11/17/2015 09:13:38 PM


Practical Considerations on Antenna Measurements for Wireless Medical Devices and External Communicators - TWIN CITIES MTT17 CHAPTER on 03-December-2015


All aspects of antenna measurements: calibration, return loss, radiation patterns, efficiency, total radiated power (TRP), total isotropic sensitivity (TIS), phantom and metal effects will be discussed. Passive measurement, active measurement and chair testing will be demonstrated. A reliable antenna system for wireless medical applications will also be discussed.

Posted on: 11/17/2015 12:34:52 PM


Twin Cities Instrumentation & Measurement Chapter Meeting - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 21-January-2016




Thursday, January 21, 2016

4:00 – 6:00PM



tenKsolar, Inc.

9231 Penn Avenue South

Bloomington, MN 55431






TBD (more to come)



TBD (more to come)



tenKSolar is committed to providing consumers and partners the lowest cost of solar electricity, while at the same time improving the density, safety, reliability and financeability of photovoltaic systems.

tenKsolar is a US based company with executive management, research and development, and significant manufacturing operations located at the Bloomington, MN headquarters location.  tenKsolar also wholly owns an ISO9001:2008 certified factory in Shanghai, China.



Sandwiches, snacks, cookies and beverages will be provided. 



Posted on: 10/14/2015 07:57:54 AM


IEEE Twin Cities Section: 2015 Officers and Volunteers Training - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 09-January-2016

The Minneapolis-St. Paul section is kicking off 2016 with our yearly IEEE training session! All Section Executive Committee members including section officers, chapter officers, standing committee chairs, student chapter officers and student advisors are strongly requested to attend. All other current volunteers or those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.

EVENT INFO: Sign up here | Directions | Parking | Free event | Please sign up by 01-January

This is going to be a full and exciting morning with the opportunity to meet and network with other section volunteers and the section officers. We look forward to seeing all of you there.

Posted on: 9/24/2015 11:02:58 PM


Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 01-December-2015

The December 2015 executive committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 1st. The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Event Detail | Directions | Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer (here) if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 1/8/2015 07:08:19 PM