Audio Precision – Boston College Master Class

Audio Precision presents regular seminars on audio test around the world. We cover best practices for characterizing various devices, look at common mistakes to avoid and give practical advice on automation and what to look for setting up a test program.

Boston College Master Class – Thursday March 8, 2012

Audio Precision is hosting a one day master class at Boston College on Thursday, March 8.

Industry professionals are invited to attend one or more of the below sessions, then join us for a wine and cheese social hour at the end of the day.

SESSION ONE
Meeting performance targets for audio transducers and perceptual audio
Time: 8:30 – 10:15AM
Presenter: Dan Foley, EE , AP Field Applications Engineer, Northeast region

SESSION TWO
Understanding continuous sweep, PDM and Bluetooth

Time: 10:30 – 12:30PM
Presenter: Thomas Kite, Ph.D, AP Vice president of Engineering

SESSION THREE
Building Analog in the 2010s

Time: 2:00 – 4:00PM
Presenter: Bruce Hofer, EE, AP co-founder and chief analog engineer

Wine and cheese social hour
4:00 – 6:00PM

In addition to the public talks, attendees can sign up for one-on-one audio design clinics throughout the day where Bruce Hofer, Tom Kite or Dan Foley will be happy to troubleshoot a design or talk about the latest audio technologies and test approaches.

This event is free of charge, however because space is limited, registration is required. A small number of places is available for students.

  • We’re using an online service called eventbrite to manage registrations. If you would prefer to register by email, send your name and company to marketing@ap.com
  • The event takes place at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Event details (room numbers etc.) will be emailed the week prior to the event.

About the presenters

Dan Foley, Field Applications Engineer, Audio Precision
Dan Foley holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Hartford, with an emphasis in Acoustics and Vibrations. He has several years’ experience in the audio and acoustic industry, having developed and taught numerous seminars on topics such as Acoustic and Vibration Transducers, Digital Signal Analysis, Sound Intensity and Modal Analysis.

Mr Foley has worked for Bruel & Kjaer, Bose and Listen; most recently, he operated a consulting business representing several leading audio companies. He is a member of Audio Engineering Society and the IEEE.

Thomas Kite, PhD,VP Engineering, Audio Precision
Thomas Kite is Vice President of Engineering at Audio Precision. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Oxford University, and MSEE and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, where he specialized in acoustics and signal processing.

Dr. Kite is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, and has published and presented works at the AES, the ASA, IEEE, and in trade journals.

Bruce Hofer, Co-founder and chief analog engineer, Audio Precision
Bruce Hofer is a widely respected electrical engineer and analog design expert for over 40 years, and an AES member since the late 1970s.

Mr Hofer co-founded Audio Precision in 1984, following nearly 15 years at Tektronix, and can still be found working hard at his AP test bench every day.

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