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Upcoming Section Meetings

Twin Cities Study Groups and Executive Director of the IEEE Foundation at the Wreck Room in Eagan - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 30-March-2017

Join us for our first Section Meeting for 2017. All Section members are invited to attend.  It's a great opportunity to hear some technical presentations, learn about upcoming events and network with fellow members.

This month the presentations include El Nolley, Curt McNamara and Stephen Thompson discussing the Twin Cities Section Study Groups, and guest speaker Karen Galuchie, Executive Director of the IEEE Foundation.  A light meal and beverages will be provided.

Posted on: 3/26/2017 09:30:32 AM


Overview of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technologies - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 12-April-2017

Dr. David Carta will provide an overview of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technologies used in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture field. He will specifically focus on RFID in the LF (125kHz), HF (13.56 mHz) and UHF (900MHz) frequency ranges. He will discuss practical uses of RFID as well as cover a variety of features and benefits, as well as dispensing with some myths.

A lite dinner will be available.  Please RSVP for accurate planning.


Dr. David Carta is the CEO and founder of Telaeris Inc. He graduated with his B.S. degree from Caltech in 1990 and then earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 1997. He worked for Cubic Corporation from 1995-2005, on a variety of RFID related projects including the GOCARD System smartcard used for both Washington D.C. and Chicago, prototyping the first RFID embedded passports, and the San Ysidro Pedestrian SENTRI program. He founded Telaeris in 2005 with a goal to build a suite of RFID enabled products. Over the past 11 years, Telaeris has provided RFID solutions for a wide variety of clients including Disney, British Petroleum, Taylor Guitars, Qualcomm, and General Atomics.


Posted on: 3/24/2017 12:56:39 AM


Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Communication System for Medical Applications and Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) System - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 24-May-2017

Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) and Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) technologies have become promising options for wireless medical applications. However, increased body loss at the ISM frequencies utilized in a BLE communication system and common interference sources, including Wi-Fi, IoT, wireless power charging, microwave-ovens, etc. present challenges for medical applications. MBAN frequencies are also quite close to the ISM frequency band. In this seminar, both BLE medical system & MBAN system analysis will be presented. System and interference testing will be discussed. User-hand effects on the system performance and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) will also be examined.  The seminar will include material presented on BLE & MBAN Communication Systems for Implants and Body-worn Devices at the FDA.

Location and Registration information can be found HERE.

Biography: Dr. David Nghiem is the Founder, President and CEO of Global Wireless Technology (GWT), Inc. Dr. Nghiem has spent many years in the telecommunication and medical industries, including Harris Corporation, Qualcomm, USA Wireless and Medtronic, and has become an industry leader in medical wireless telemetry systems. He was an Assistant Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, and a Director of the Telecommunication Center at the University of Houston. Dr. Nghiem is also a senior IEEE member. He was the Chairman of the IEEE-MTT-S Twin Cities chapter. In 2016, Twin Cities IEEE Section has honored Dr. Nghiem’s outstanding engineering career with the IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award. On February 10th, 2017 Dr. David Nghiem also gave a seminar on BLE & MBAN Communication Systems for Implants and Body-worn Devices: Issues & Solutions at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories - U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Posted on: 3/24/2017 12:54:23 AM


An Integrated Approach for Implantable Medical Devices Fatigue Reliability Test - TWIN CITIES RL07 CHAPTER on 13-June-2017

Implantable Medical Devices Fatigue Reliability Test

Posted on: 2/6/2017 07:04:29 AM


Design of Experiments and Reliability - TWIN CITIES RL07 CHAPTER on 16-May-2017

Design of Experiments and Reliability

Posted on: 2/6/2017 07:00:45 AM


S/DFMEAs using Boundary Diagrams & Feedback Loops - TWIN CITIES RL07 CHAPTER on 18-April-2017

S/DFMEAs using Boundary Diagrams & Feedback Loops

Posted on: 2/6/2017 06:57:47 AM


2017 IEEE International Symposium on MeMeA (Medical Measurements and Applications) - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 08-May-2017



You are invited to submit papers for the 12th Annual IEEE International Symposium on MeMeA (Medical Measurements and Applications) to be held at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. The symposium will include papers that advance the science of measurement and instrumentation as related or applied to medicine. This includes electrical, chemical and physiological sensors and systems which deliver measurement data for prevention, diagnosis or treatment of disease.

Symposium Topics

  • Sensors for medical systems / Sensor fusion and calibration
  • Biosignal processing
  • Imaging and communication
  • Measurement and quality control for medical products
  • Environmental medicine and home automation for disability, disease, and aging
  • Patient safety
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in medicine
  • Medical and Instrumentation uncertainty

Tutorials are proposed for May 7th


Please see http://memea2017.ieee-ims.org/ for more details.

Posted on: 8/9/2016 01:59:39 PM