THE NEWLY-released third edition of the Signal Conditioning and PC-Based Data Acquisition Handbook is available as a free download from Adept Scientific. The handbook, published by Measurement Computing, runs to 133 pages and includes practical data aquisition (DAQ) applications as well as theoretical measurement issues.
Each chapter tackles a major topic, with enough detail to help readers understand the basic principles of sensor operation and the need for careful system interconnections.
The handbook also discusses key issues concerning the data acquisition system’s multiplexing and signal conditioning circuits and analogue-to-digital converters.
Among the topics are: analogue-to-digital (A-D) conversion, multiplexing and sampling theory, fundamental signal conditioning, temperature measurement, strain measurement, noise reduction and isolation, and more.
This popular handbook has also been used by teaching professionals for the instruction of sensor-based measurement techniques.
The handbook is available as a free download from Adept Scientific (registration is required)