Data Acquisition Techniques Using PC

Data Acquisition Techniques Using PC

1st Edition - October 10, 1991

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  • Author: Howard Austerlitz
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483294735

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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.

Key Features

  • Contains tables of reference information on PC/XT/AT computers that are usually not found in a single source
  • Includes hardware information, such as I/O addresses, memory maps, and hardware interrupts
  • Discusses software reference material including BIOS and DOS interrupt calls
  • Presents valuable hardware interface information including timing diagrams, design examples, and descriptions of standard interfaces, such as the RS-232 serial interface


Electronics engineers and technical professionals in fields requiring automatic data gathering, such as chemistry and geology

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
    Appendix A: Data Acquisition Hardware Manufacturers
    Appendix B: Data Acquisition Software Manufacturers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: October 10, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483294735

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Howard Austerlitz

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