Data Acquisition Basics

Download DataAcquisitionBasic.pdf Data acquisition is the sampling of continuous real world information to generate data that can be manipulated by a computer. Acquired data can be displayed, analyzed, and stored on a computer. A PC can be used to provide data acquisition of real world information such as voltage, current, temperature, pressure, or sound. The [...]

July 9th, 2011|Categories: Data Acquisition, Design Tips, V2010|Tags: , , , |

Volume 2010, Issue4 Newsletter

In This Issue: Signal Conditioning Demystified Signal conditioning is the part of a data acquisition system that interfaces to a sensor. Most sensors require some type of accommodation to turn their input into a linear voltage that can be measured by a data acquisition computer. Often, the signal is too "small" and must be changed [...]

November 24th, 2010|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2010|Tags: , , |

New Product Introduction Case Study AlterG M300

You are invited to attend the next Product Realization Group event, which is on: New Product Introduction Case Study: AlterG M300 Thursday, October 14th from 11:30am-1:30pm Overview: This seminar presents a case study that involves four separate businesses combining expertise in Mechanical, Electrical Design, Product Reliability, and Operations to deliver an integrated New Product Introduction [...]

October 6th, 2010|Categories: V2010|

Speaking at BIOMEDevices 2010

Walt Maclay, President of Voler Systems, has been selected to speak on "Outsourcing product development to a multi-discipline team of specialists: A success story" at BIOMEDevice's Innovation Briefs from 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm on Thursday, November 11, 2010. BIOMEDevices is the premier event for bringing together industry leaders in medical devices. The show offers [...]

October 2nd, 2010|Categories: V2010|

Signal Conditioning Demystified

What Is Signal Conditioning? Signal conditioning is the part of a data acquisition system that interfaces to a sensor. Most sensors require some type of accommodation to turn their input into a linear voltage that can be measured by a data acquisition computer. Often, the signal is too "small" and must be changed to a [...]

Volume 2010, Issue3 Newsletter

In This Issue: Adding Value to a Mechanical Team Recently we engaged with a small company with strong mechanical and industrial plant backgrounds. The company provides equipment to semiconductor and other industries to control temperature, flow, resistivity, and other parameters. They needed to revise some software for a custom application. Our programmers were able to [...]

July 24th, 2010|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2010|Tags: , |

Adding Value to a Mechanical Team

Recently we engaged with a small company with strong mechanical and industrial plant backgrounds. The company provides equipment to semiconductor and other industries to control temperature, flow, resistivity, and other parameters.  They needed to revise some software for a custom application. Our Programmers were able to upgrade and add new features to the product. The embedded microcontroller on [...]

July 21st, 2010|Categories: V2010|Tags: , , , |

Partner Spotlight: Fusion Design Provides Turnkey Solutions

    Founded: 1990 President: Mark Brinkerhoff Employees: 18 Location: Campbell California Fusion Design is a full service product development company specializing in industrial and mechanical design located in Silicon Valley. www.fusionnet.com (408) 378-9980 Fusion Design Where Ideas Become Reality Fusion Design is a full service product development company specializing in industrial and mechanical design [...]

April 30th, 2010|Categories: Partners, V2010|Tags: , , |

Trends In Touch Screens

Touch screens are used in a rich variety of new products: cell phones, computer tablets, personal navigation devices, MP3 players, digital cameras, fitness equipment, security systems, point of sale systems, and kiosks. Examples of consumer devices using projected capacitive touch screens include Apple's iPhone and iPod. Touch screen displays A touch screen is a display [...]

April 30th, 2010|Categories: Sensors, Trends, V2010|Tags: , |

Volume 2010, Issue2 Newsletter

In This Issue: Trends In Touch Screens Touch screens are used in a rich variety of new products: cell phones, computer tablets, personal navigation devices, MP3 players, digital cameras, fitness equipment, security systems, point of sale systems, and kiosks. Examples of consumer devices using projected capacitive touch screens include Apple's iPhone and iPod. Read more [...]

April 11th, 2010|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2010|Tags: , |