AES Los Angeles 2014
Product Design Track Event PD11
Saturday, October 11, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm (Room 402 AB)
Product Design: PD11 - How to Design a Robust Audio Product for the Real WorldPresenter:
Bill Whitlock, Whitlock Consulting - Oxnard, CA, USA
Testing the performance of audio products usually begins and ends in the manufacturer's test lab. Unfortunately, this testing doesn't always reveal problems that occur only when the product is installed in a real-world system. Such problems include hum, buzz, clicks, pops, and other unexplained misbehavior. Most can be traced to design issues, such as internal grounding schemes or conceptual misunderstandings of signal interface circuitry, that cost little or nothing to cure. These practical aspects of design are rarely taught in engineering schools but are precisely the focus of this tutorial. Learn what challenges your product will face in real-world systems and how to avoid the problems.