Intelligent versus Dumb instruments, A historical perspective of instrumentation systems. Review of digital transducers. Interfacing micro computers. Computer ports to high power devices. Optical shaft encoder communication standards. Concepts of Real Time system and its application.
Details of Data Acquisition systems (DAS) Logic control systems, Continuous & Batch modes, Single and multi loop controller. Details of Data logger and its application.
Architecture of Virtual instrument and its relation to operating system. Software overview: LABVIEW, Graphical User Interface (GUI), Control and indicators: G programming- Data type, Data flow programming editing and running a virtual instrument.
G Programming details in LABVIEW, G Programming tools and libraries. Programming structure: For loop, While loop. CASE structure, Sequence Structure arrays and clusters. Array operations- Bundle/Unbundled String and file I/O. High level and low level I/Os. Attribute nodes, Local and global variables.
Software development for Temperature (Low and High), Level, Speed, pressure etc.
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