Automatic Instruments and Measuring Systems

Automatic Instruments and Measuring Systems

Jones' Instrument Technology

1st Edition - August 4, 1986

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  • Authors: Rudolf Radnai, Edward G. Kingham
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483135595

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Jones' Instrument Technology, Volume 5: Automatic Instruments and Measuring Systems deals with general trends in automatic instruments and measuring systems. Specific examples are provided to illustrate the principles of such devices. A brief review of a considerable number of standards is undertaken, with emphasis on the IEC625 Interface System. Other relevant standards are reviewed, including the interface and backplane bus standards. This volume is comprised of seven chapters and begins with a short introduction to the principles of automatic measurements, classification of measuring systems, application areas, and interface systems. The discussion then turns to the connection of the individual units of an IEC-interface-based measuring system, along with control units, computers, programmable calculators, and special system controllers. The chapters that follow focus on the building blocks of automatic measuring systems, their design and assembly, and the merits and uses of IEC system analyzers. The final chapter reviews alternative serial and parallel systems and interfaces, as well as the standards available. This monograph will be invaluable to electronics and electrical engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1 Automation of Measuring Techniques

    1.1 Principles of Automatic Measurements

    1.2 Classification of Measuring Systems

    1.3 Application Areas

    1.4 Interface Systems

    2 The IEC Interface System

    2.1 Characteristics

    2.2 The Structure of the Interface System

    2.3 Electrical and Mechanical Specifications

    2.4 The Handshake Process

    2.5 Functional Structure of the Interface System

    2.6 Message Coding

    2.7 The Operation of the IEC Interface System

    3 Controllers

    3.1 Development of Computer Control

    3.2 Minicomputers

    3.3 Microcomputers

    3.4 Programmable Calculators

    3.5 Special IEC Control Computers

    3.6 Sequential Controllers

    4 Measuring Instruments, Signal Sources and other System Elements

    4.1 Microprocessor-Controlled Instruments

    4.2 Instruments and Signal Sources

    4.3 Measurement-Point Switches and Relays

    4.4 Modular Universal Devices

    4.5 IEC Interface Units

    4.6 IEC Interface Circuits

    5 Design and Construction of Automatic Measuring Systems

    5.1 Design Process of Automatic Measuring Systems

    5.2 Hardware Design and Development

    5.3 Software Design and Development

    6 Instruments and Measurement Methods for Functional Testing of IEC Systems

    6.1 Requirements Concerning Instruments

    6.2 Logic State Analyzers with IEC Auxiliary Units

    6.3 Active IEC System Analyzers

    7 Interface and Backplane Bus Standards

    7.1 Principles of Interfaces

    7.2 Data-Link Control Protocol

    7.3 Parallel Interfaces and Buses

    7.4 Backplane Bus Standards





Product details

  • No. of pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: August 4, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483135595

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Rudolf Radnai

Edward G. Kingham

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