Data Acquisition Techniques Using Personal Computers

Data Acquisition Techniques Using Personal Computers

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Data Acquisition Techniques Using Personal Computers contains all the information required by a technical professional (engineer, scientist, technician) to implement a PC-based acquisition system. Including both basic tutorial information as well as some advanced topics, this work is suitable as a reference book for engineers or as a supplemental text for engineering students. It gives the reader enough understanding of the topics to implement a data acquisition system based on commercial products. A reader can alternatively learn how to custom build hardware or write his or her own software. Featuring diverse information, this book will be useful to both the technical professional and the hobbyist.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 306 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 26mm | 654g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • diagrams, tables, bibliography, index
  • 0120683709
  • 9780120683703

Table of contents

Introduction to data acquisition; analog signal transducers; analog signal conditioning; analog/digital conversions; the personal computer; interfacing hardware to the PC bus; interfacing software to the PC; standard hardware interfaces; data storage and compression techniques; data processing and analysis; commercial data acquisition products; other personal computer systems and hardware; computer programming languages; PC-based data acquisition applications. Appendices: data acquisition hardware manufacturers; data acquisition software manufacturers.
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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...contains diverse information rarely found in a single source....Data Acquisition Techniques Using Personal Computers is a useful book for anyone who wants their PC to acquire, analyze or display data. --EDN, February 1992
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