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IEEE Consumer Electronics Society - Feb 22, 2011

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society - Feb 22, 2011

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Lies, more lies and then there’s audio spec’s!

Speaker: Dan Foley & Doug Ordon, Foley and Associates



Meeting Place NVIDIA - 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
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Meeting Time

January 25, 2011

Meetings start at 6:30pm with pizza & drinks. 
The talk starts at 7:00pm, and the meeting ends at 8:30pm. 


Brief outline of talk – Audio product data sheets typically contain basic specs such as frequency response and total harmonic distortion (THD).  However the design engineer usually performs a myriad of tests to determine audio performance and many times these results do not appear in a data sheet.  This talk will explore those tests that have a more accurate bearing on audio performance and how to decipher the true meaning of published specifications.  Live demonstrations will also be performed of various test methods.

Dan Foley is the Principal of Foley & Associates, a San Jose-based firm specializing in technology and market development for the audio test, consumer, and professional audio products marketplace.  Dan received an Engineering degree from the University of Hartford and upon graduation worked in technical sales for Bruel & Kjaer, the world-renowned Danish manufacturer of acoustic, vibration, and audio test instrumentation. Dan developed and taught numerous seminars related to acoustic, vibration and audio test, measurement, and analysis.  After a more than a decade with B&K, Dan joined Bose Corporation's Professional Products Group as a Product Manager and Technical Marketing Specialist.  In late 2000, Dan joined Listen, Inc., as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Listen, Inc., a Boston-based company specializing in PC-based electroacoustic measurement systems.
Dan is a member of the IEEE Standards Association Subcommittee on Telephone Instrument Testing and the Audio Engineering Society Working Groups on Digital Audio Measurement Techniques and Loudspeaker Measurement Techniques.  In addition, Dan is a contributing member to standards development sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association.  Dan has authored technical papers for the AES and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Doug Ordon studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology before founding his own calibration laboratory. Soon afterward, he began his career in test & measurement sales as the first U.S. sales representative for Audio Precision, a spin-off of Tektronix. As a longtime member of their team, he was instrumental in the sales and success of establishing Audio Precision as a world market leader in audio test instrumentation. Subsequently Doug left his roots in audio to pursue his interest in video. Working for a FAST 50 Silicon Valley company, Pinnacle Systems, he launched the sales of ground breaking, networkable video equipment and made landmark sales of the video server products they acquired from Hewlett-Packard. Today, Doug runs a manufacturer’s representative firm, Douglas Ordon & Associates, specializing in test instrumentation of advanced audio and video digital technologies including Prism Sound and Qualis Audio.

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When & Where

2800 Scott Blvd.
Building E
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

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