Data Acquisition Basics

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 components of [...]

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 [...]