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2015 IEEE Chicago Symposium and Exhibition
Nov 5th 2015

Annual EMC Oktoberfest Meeting @ Elite Electronic Engineering
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Topic:  Modular Wireless RF Transmitters 
Speaker: Steve Laya

Every day more-and-more machines and sensors are being interconnected and networked for the purpose of gathering data and optimizing performance of the systems these devices serve.

Machine-to-machine (M2M) connected devices are rapidly growing beyond their personal and local area networks and are being connected to the Internet. Once given an IP address and connected to the “Cloud”, networks or devices and can monitored and analyzed to improve operations, deliver new services, or provide helpful insight about the human interactions with these systems.

Certainly the common wired connections such as Ethernet, CAN, or USB are an important foundation in M2M networking and communications. However it’s the radio frequency transceivers, whose wireless links are cutting out the cords in the network, that are devices creating the seemingly limitless opportunities for a connected world.

This presentation will focus on modular wireless RF transmitters and will provide an overview of their role in M2M and IoT applications.  The topic will cover the design features which constitute a FCC or Industry Canada “modular” wireless transmitter and outline the regulatory steps manufacturers and technology enablers need to follow to use modular transmitters in their devices. The steps for implementing these devices will be described for pre-certified modular radios but will also briefly touch on the full modular certification process as well.

6:00-7:00pm   Octoberfest Social Hour  (Includes Octoberfest food & drink)
7:00-7:30pm   Chapter announcements 
7:30-8:15pm   Technical Presentation

No cost, pre-registration is required.

There is no charge for this event. RSVP Required through Kathy Barri kbarri@elitetest.com 


IEEEXtreme Programming Competition
Oct 24 all-day

IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members—advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch—compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

IEEEXtreme 9.0 will be held 24 October 2015 00:00:00 UTC.


Registration will be open through 12 October 2015.

Current Limiting Protector : A 30 Year Old Technology That Can Provide Improved Arc Flash Protection and Current Limitation @ IIT Rice
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“Current Limiting Protector :  A 30 Year Old Technology That Can Provide Improved Arc Flash Protection and Current Limitation” by Dr. Jay Prigmore

VTS – Technology beyond Hybrid Vehicles @ Electrical Engineering department of IIT
Oct 28 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Technology beyond Hybrid Vehicles

Professor Mahesh Krishnamurth

PSES – Software Safety Evaluations 101 @ Underwriters Laboratories, Inc
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Presentation: Software Safety Evaluations 101 –

As product/system complexity continues to increase – so does the reliance on software to perform safety functionality. This lecture will introduce the software safety certification global landscape, the whys and how’s of UL LLC’s software safety evaluations, and an introduction to accepted software development life cycles and concepts. After the lecture there will be a Q/A session to address any specific areas of interest for the group.

About the Speakers –

Jason Smith and Vladimir Ivetic are Staff Engineers at UL LLC. Combined they have over 25 years of experience in product safety evaluations with a majority of that time spent performing software safety evaluations for products ranging from residential, medical to industrial applications.

AT&T Web meeting
Call in number: 866-413-2866 (or 404-443-0225)
Access Code: 4638144

Please RSVP: John Allen, 630-238-0188, jrallen@productsafetyinc.com. Please confirm by Monday,
October 26, 2015 so we have an idea of how many attendees


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IEEE Day 2015

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Meet the Fellows – An Interview with Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour

  A while back, I had the pleasure of interviewing the final member of the Fellows Committee, Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, IEEE Fellow and Bodine Chair professor, IIT. Vickie: Given all of your accomplishments, what inspired you to become a member of the Fellows Pilot Program? Dr. Shahidehpour: First of all, I work in Chicago, so… Read more


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IEEE Chicago is excited to offer the 2015 hack challenge!  The Land of Lincoln Hackathon is designed to help promote the public data found at the state of Illinois open data portal (https://data.illinois.gov).  The Land of Lincoln Hackathon looks to promote awareness of great resources for the citizens of Illinois and foster innovation from the… Read more




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