Dafydd Roche

Dafydd
Roche

Dafydd Roche is an audio converter systems engineer at Texas Instruments. A graduate of the University of York (U.K.), he pours his passion and knowledge of audio and music into his work, enabling audio design engineers to make products customers can’t wait to use. Aside from his engineering duties, Dafydd is also a musician himself and makes and records music with fellow musicians in the Dallas area.

Articles
Soundbar Design From Start To Finish: Software’s Role
The software in an audio system, such as a soundbar or PC speaker, can be split into a few different sections: control and user interface, housekeeping , and audio signal chain processing.
Soundbar Design From Start To Finish: Layout
Design reuse is a big part of modern product design, including home audio systems. Reducing systems to sections that can be copied and pasted over and over again is key to getting to market quickly.
Soundbar Design From Start To Finish: Power Amplifiers, Power Supplies, And ESD Protection
In Part 5 of this series on designing home entertainment sound bars, TI's Dafydd Roche covers amplifier class, analog/digital input decisions,and power-supply issues.
Soundbar Design From Start To Finish: Clocks, Clocks, Clocks
TI's Dafydd Roche completes his 4-part series on sound-bar design with a detailed explanation of clock design for the digital portion of the circuit.
Soundbar Design From Start To Finish: Choosing And Controlling An Audio Processing Scheme
Dafydd Roche's third column on soundbar design covers audio processing and system control
Soundbar Design From Start To Finish: From Specification To Selection
Second part of Soundbar Design from Start to Finish; This one covers parts selection; first was about developing specs.
Soundbar Design From Start To Finish: Setting Design Specifications
First in a series of tutorials about designing state-of-the-art soundbar speakers by Contributing Technical Expert Dafydd Roche of Texas Instruments.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More
May 29, 2015
blog

Engineering Education: Fact and Fiction 4

I have taken a keen interest in the dialogue (that has been going on for many years) about the quality of engineering education in the U.S....More
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 4

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More

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