Data Acquisition Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning
Signals, Sensors, and Signal Conditioning
Data Acquisition Systems
PC-Based Data-Acquisition Equipment

Chapter 2 - Analog to Digital Conversion
ADC Types
Accuracy and Resolution
Noise Histograms
Effective Number of Bits
The ENOB Test
ADC Output Averaging

Chapter 3 - Multiplexing and Sampling Theory
The Economy of Multiplexing
Fundamental Concepts

Chapter 4 - Electrical Measurements
Safety Concerns
Making Valid Measurements
DC Voltage
AC Voltage
Current
Resistance
Wheatstone Bridges
Single-ended and Differential Measurements
Kelvin Connections

Chapter 5 - Fundamental Signal Conditioning
Amplification
Instrumentation Amplifiers
Filtering
Attenuation
Isolation
Linearization
Circuit Protection

 


Chapter 6 - Temperature Measurement
Thermocouple Basics
Thermocouple Measurement Pitfalls
RTD Measurements
Thermistor Measurements

Chapter 7 - Strain Measurements
Strain Basics
Strain Measurement Configurations
Calibration Approaches

Chapter 8 - Vibration and Sound
Vibration and Sound Sensors

Chapter 9 - Displacement and Position Sensing
Linear Displacement
Rotational Position

Chapter 10 - Noise Reduction and Isolation
Controlling Noise
The Grounding Conflict
Ground Loops
Crosstalk in Data Acquisition Systems
Shielded Wiring
Isolation and Floating Data Acquisition Systems
Noise Reduction

Chapter 11 - Digital and Pulse Train Signal Conditioning
Digital I/O Interfacing
Digital Inputs
Digital Isolation
Pulse Train Signal Conditioning
Frequency-to-Voltage Conversion

Chapter 12 - Transducer Electronic Data Sheets
TEDS: Transducer Electronic Data Sheets
System Architecture
TEDS Composition

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