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January, 2020 - Vol 13, Issue 1
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IEEE Denver Meeting
IEEE High Plains Meeting
RF Power Measurements
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IEEE Denver Meeting
IEEE Denver Blockchain Local Group & CU
This 2-day event will feature keynotes, tutorials, peer-reviewed technical paper presentations, posters, demos, and exhibitions from world-leading service providers, solution vendors, research institutes, open-source projects, and academia. The Summit is a forum for the technical exchange of the latest research and innovation, regulation, policies, standards, and applications in the exciting and emerging area of blockchain for transactive energy.
Date February 3-4, 2020
Time 9:00-5:00pm each day
Where University of Colorado Boulder
500 30th St
Boulder, CO, Colorado
Building: Williams Village Conference Center

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE Denver
IEEE High Plains Meeting
by Jason Legler
Why should you move your infrastructure to someone else's data center?  If your infrastructure is already there, why should you move it to "serverless?"  This will be a high-level overview of what Amazon AWS is doing correctly, and why you should be using AWS services.  It will include demonstrations of some core services, how they relate/compare to "serverless" services, and will hopefully help clarify why you should care. There will be significant QA time to allow for both Questions and Arguing.
Date January 16, 2020
Time 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where Desk Chair Workspace
201 E. 4th Street
Loveland, Colorado

Please register as space is limited.
Website IEEE High Plains
RF Power Measurements and Ohm's Law
Instantaneous RF power measurements can be tricky.  A common technique is to use a high voltage differential probe and a current transformer to simultaneously measure current and voltage with a high-speed oscilloscope. The data can be captured and post-processed, or the measurement mathematics can be computed on screen. There are a few things to be aware of:
1. Verify your load. If you are testing a power amplifier, choose a load resistor which is as purely resistive as possible over the frequency range of interest.  The resistor can be verified using a VNA or an impedance analyzer.
2. Verify your polarity.  Current transformers (doughnuts) are directional.  Make sure you run the wire with hole flow toward the load through the transformer.
3. Verify that there is minimal phase difference.  If you see a phase difference between the voltage across your resistive load and the current through it, you have a measurement error!  The measurement error is proportional to the cosine of the phase difference. The error could be caused by the introduction of delay in either the voltage or current measurement. Remember that a pure resistance is a scalar, and scalars do not affect phase in multiplication or division. In polar notation: 
V∠θ = R∠0 (I∠θ) .  It is not just a good idea, it is the law.  :-) DF
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