Author: David J. Malcolme-LawesPublish On: 2012-12-06
In chapter 10 we consider how to approach the problem of designing an instrumentation system which uses a microcomputer as its control centre, looking
at both the hardware and software aspects of the problem and concluding with a
Author: David J. Malcolme-Lawes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The invention of the microcomputer in the mid-1970s and its subsequent low-cost proliferation has opened up a new world for the laboratory scientist. Tedious data collection can now be automated relatively cheaply and with an enormous increase in reliability. New techniques of measurement are accessible with the "intelligent" instrumentation made possible by these programmable devices, and the ease of use of even standard measurement techniques may be improved by the data processing capabilities of the humblest micro. The latest items of commercial laboratory instrumentation are invariably "computer controlled", although this is more likely to mean that a microprocessor is involved than that a versatile microcomputer is provided along with the instrument. It is clear that all scientists of the future will need some knowledge of computers, if only to aid them in mastering the button pushing associated with gleaming new instruments. However, to be able to exploit this newly accessible computing power to the full the practising laboratory scientist must gain sufficient understanding to utilise the communication channels between apparatus on the laboratory bench and program within the computer.
Written specifically for chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, medical researchers, students, and other technical personnel who can benefit from "making the right connections" to modern instrumentation, this book will empower you to ...
Author: Howard V. Malmstadt
Publisher: Amer Chemical Society
Category: Automatic data collection systems
The authors believe that the effectiveness of future generations of scientists depends in part on their ability to use intelligently, diagnose, and modify their microcomputer-based and electronic instrumentation. Using a "top-down" approach, the authors present electronic concepts, principles, and technology that are impacting our daily lives. They start at the top, by providing a broad perspective of electronic instrumentation, and work down to functional modules, devices, and detailed operations. This top-down approach enables all of the pieces to fit together so that a working knowledge is developed as one proceeds through the chapters. Written specifically for chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, medical researchers, students, and other technical personnel who can benefit from "making the right connections" to modern instrumentation, this book will empower you to gain better control and make better use of your microcomputers and laboratory instruments.
Microcomputer. interrupts. By. Jonathan. A. Titus,. David. G. Larsen,. and. Peter.
R. Rony. Mr. Titus is President, Tychon, Inc., Dr. Rony, Department of Chemical ...
a printer, a floppy disk, and perhaps one or more laboratory instruments. If it is a ...
Although each laboratory has different computing needs , typical laboratory
problems are acquisition and analysis of analog signals such as
electrocardiograms or parallel digital data such as the output of a clinical laboratory instrument .
Conclusion Opto - switches are very simple devices that have been used to do
various tasks in automated instruments . ... Malcome - Lawes , D . J . , Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation , Plenum Press , New York , 2nd
ed . , 1988 ...
The compatibility of instruments and computers is assured by the application of
standard interfaces. The interface is a shared ... for each of these. In laboratory instrumentation Perhaps most widely used are those in compliance with CCITT
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Microcomputer Applications , Vol . 6 , No . 1 , 1987 Abstract : Introduction : An
Apple IIe microcomputer with the Integrated System for Acquisition and Control (
ISAAC ) model 91A have been interfaced with five laboratory instruments and
OCEANOGRAPHY APPLICATIONS OF MICROCOMPUTERS - - A SURVEY
William J . Dejka Naval Ocean Systems Center San ... Also , reconfigurable
families of instruments are key to flexible laboratory experiments as well as field
set - ups .
Current efforts address structures or nets of microcomputers for general
processing needs . ... conditions . Also , reconfigurable families of instruments are
key to flexible laboratory experiments as well as field set - ups . The microcomputer is ...
This text describes in practical terms how to use a desk-top computer to monitor and control laboratory experiments.
Author: Stephen E. Derenzo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
This text describes in practical terms how to use a desk-top computer to monitor and control laboratory experiments. The author clearly explains how to design electronic circuits and write computer programs to sense, analyse and display real-world quantities, including displacement, temperature, force, sound, light, and biomedical potentials. The book includes numerous laboratory exercises and appendices that provide practical information on microcomputer architecture and interfacing, including complete circuit diagrams and component lists. Topics include analog amplification and signal processing, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion, electronic sensors and actuators, digital and analog interfacing circuits, and programming. Only a very basic knowledge of electronics is assumed, making it ideal for college-level laboratory courses and for practising engineers and scientists.
microcomputer has the potential to act as a universal laboratory instrument. It can
generate signals, gather data, and display and analyze results. Furthermore, the
cost of microcomputer-based instrumentation is less than the cost of most ...
Author: Donald A. Dellow
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub
Category: Community colleges
The articles in this collection identify and discuss challenges facing community colleges as they attempt to implement the new microcomputer technology for instructional and administrative purposes. The collection includes: "The Microcomputer Revolution and Its Impact on Community Colleges," by Donald A. Dellow and Lawrence H. Poole; "Microcomputers in Science Education," by Laurence D. Spraggs; "Behavioral Science Applications of Microcomputers," by Clifford Roger Dillmann; "The Microcomputer in Business Education," by David R. McKay; "Computer-Assisted Writing," by Robert L. Levin; "A Microcomputer-Based Computer Science Program," by Larry D. Compeau; "Microcomputer Applications for Community College Administrators," by Dale O'Daniel; "Application of Micros in Libraries and Learning Resource Centers," by Eleanor M. Carter; "Computer-Assisted Adult Learning and the Community College Response," by Barry Heermann; "The Use of Microcomputers in the Continuing Education of Community and Professional Constituencies," by James E. Garmon; "Choosing a Microcomputer for Use as a Teaching Aid," by Cheryl Visniesky and Joan Hocking; "The Future of Microcomputers in Community Colleges," by Dale F. Campbell and William L. Ballenger; and "Sources and Information: Microcomputers," by Jim Palmer. (LAL)
Author: DIANE Publishing CompanyPublish On: 1996-11-01
Instrumentation only projects for technician education are supported primarily
through ILI, not ATE. Title: New Laboratory Experiments in Analog Electronics
Course Using Microcomputer Based Instrumentation and LabVIEW Rajappa ...
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Lists projects and centers of excellence that have received support from the NSF in its ATE program. ATE promotes exemplary improvement in advanced technological educ. at the nat'l. and regional level through support of curriculum develop. and program improvement at the undergrad. and secondary school levels, especially for technicians being educated for the high performance workplace. Encompasses the design and implementation of new curricula, courses, labs, and instructional materials, + teacher develop., student academic support, and more.
In the other type of computerization, where the computer system is used as the
acquisition instrument, the computer ... with analog interfacing because it allows
us to consider a broad range of problems that may be encountered in a laboratory.
Author: Allen Kent
Publisher: CRC Press
"The Encyclopedia of Microcomputers serves as the ideal companion reference to the popular Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. Now in its 10th year of publication, this timely reference work details the broad spectrum of microcomputer technology, including microcomputer history; explains and illustrates the use of microcomputers throughout academe, business, government, and society in general; and assesses the future impact of this rapidly changing technology."
A MICROCOMPUTER-BASED DATA ACQUISITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM
FOR CARDIOPULMONARY STRESS ... As indicated in Figure l, special
interfaces have been designed and fabricated for existing laboratory instrumentation which ...
Author: Lee E. Ostrander
Category: Health & Fitness
Proceedings of the Seventh New England (Northeast) Bioengineering Conference