Intro To Virtual Instrumentation





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Introduction to VI, typical applications, functional systems, graphical programming, data flow techniques, advantages of VI techniques. VI programming techniques; VIs and sub VIs, loops and charts, arrays, clusters and graphs, case and sequence structures, formula nodes, string and file I/O, DAQ methods, code interface nodes and DLL links. Sensors, transducers and signal conditioning; common transducers for displacement, temperature, load, pressure, flow etc. Single ended, floating and differential inputs, grounding, noise and filtering. Data acquisition basics; AD DAC, DIO, counters and timers, PC Hardware structure, timing, interrupts, DMA, operating system, PCI buses. Bus based instrumentation; instrumentation buses, GPIB, RS232C. 


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