Data Acquisition Techniques Using PCs / Edition 2

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Overview

*Teaches the reader how to set up a PC-based system that measures, analyzes, and controls experiments and processes through detailed design examples
• Geared for beginning and advanced users, with many tutorials for less experienced readers, and detailed standards references for more experienced readers
• Fully revised new edition discusses latest programming languages and includes a list of over 80 product manufacurers to save valuable time

Data Acquisition Techniques Using Personal Computers, 2E offers all the information needed to implement a PC-based data acquisition system. The book covers all aspects of setting up a system ranging from sensors, to data acquisition cards, to PC hardware, to software. It shows how to include circuits that transform analog reality into digital data that the computer can understand. The coverage involves almost all areas of industry and applications of instrumentation in electrical engineering (ie. control, robotics), biomedial engineering, and mechanical systems.

Audience: All engineers and scientists using data acquisition as part of their job and/or research functions. Including: electronics engineers, biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, control engineers, chemical engineers, chemists, manufacturing engineers and mechanical engineers in machines, fluids and thermodynamics.

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"A mix of tutorial and reference information for engineers setting up or using a PC-based data acquisition system. Spanning many disciplines, this well-illustrated book gives the readers enough information to build a system from scratch or to simply piece together appropriate commercial hardware and software products...a useful book for anyone who wants their PC to acquire, analyze or display data."
—EDN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120683772
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM,2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Data Acquisition; Analog Signal Transducers; Analog Signal Conditioning; Analog/Digital Conversions; The PC; Interfacing Hardware to a PC Bus; Interfacing Software to the PC; Standard Hardware Interfaces; Data Storage and Compression Techniques; Data Processing and Analysis; Commercial Data Acquisition Products; Other PC Configurations and Hardware for Data Acquisition; Computer Programming Languages; PC-Based Data Acquisition Applications; Data Acquisition and Related PC Product Manufacturers; Bibliography; Index

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