Designer's Handbook Instrmtn/Contr Circuits - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121606404, 9780323139281

Designer's Handbook Instrmtn/Contr Circuits

1st Edition

Authors: Joseph Carr
eBook ISBN: 9780323139281
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1991
Page Count: 626
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Here is a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire process of analog instrumentation and control, from sensor input to data conversion circuitry and final output. This readable handbook avoids complex mathematical treatments, instead taking an applications-oriented approach and presenting many sample circuits and concrete examples. It is an essential reference for engineers and high-level technicians in a variety of scientific and engineering fields--anywhere data is collected electronically and where such data is used to control physical processes.

Key Features

  • Covers design of instrumentation, control systems, and data acquisition circuits
  • Explains standard devices and techniques in a convenient, well-organized format
  • Takes an applications-oriented approach, rather than a theoretical one


Practicing electronics engineers, high-level electronics technicians, non-electronics engineers, and scientists who need to understand and design electronic instrumentation

Table of Contents

Analog Instrumentation. Signals and Noise. Transducers, Sensors, and Signal Processing. Temperature Sensors. Position, Displacement, Force, and Pressure Sensors. Electro-Optical Sensors. Flow and Flow Rate Sensors. Electrodes for Bioelectric Sensing. Physical Measurements and Electronic Circuits. Designing and Building Safe, Reliable Instruments. Introduction to Linear Integrated Circuit Devices. IC Operational Amplifiers. Nonoperational IC Linear Amplifiers. DC Differential Operational Amplifier Circuits. Isolation Amplifiers and Their Applications. Nonlinear (Diode) Applications of Linear IC Devices. Analog Signal Processing Circuits. Signal Sources, Waveform Generators, and Waveshaping Circuits. Analog Multiplier and Divider Circuits. Analog Active Filter Circuits. IC and Digital Timer Circuits. IC Data Converters and Their Application. Practical Data Converter Circuits. Data Converter Interfacing. Design and Construction of DC Power Supplies. Index.


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About the Author

Joseph Carr


"A reference for engineers and high-level electronics technicians, this work avoids complex mathematical treatments, providing discussions of the process of analog instrumentation and control; the design of instrumentation and data acquisition circuits; Data Converter Interfacing and a wide variety of electronic applications; all presented in a highly readable format." --DIRECTIONS, 1991