Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation

Chapters 7, 8 and 9 examine the major techniques which can be used for
communication between a microcomputer and other items of analog or digital
signal handling equipment - a subject known almost universally as interfacing. In
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Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation

Author: David J. Malcolme-Lawes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461310113

Page: 284

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The invention of the microcomputer in the mid-1970s and its subsequent low-cost proliferation has opened up a new world for the laboratory scientist. Tedious data collection can now be automated relatively cheaply and with an enormous increase in reliability. New techniques of measurement are accessible with the "intelligent" instrumentation made possible by these programmable devices, and the ease of use of even standard measurement techniques may be improved by the data processing capabilities of the humblest micro. The latest items of commercial laboratory instrumentation are invariably "computer controlled", although this is more likely to mean that a microprocessor is involved than that a versatile microcomputer is provided along with the instrument. It is clear that all scientists of the future will need some knowledge of computers, if only to aid them in mastering the button pushing associated with gleaming new instruments. However, to be able to exploit this newly accessible computing power to the full the practising laboratory scientist must gain sufficient understanding to utilise the communication channels between apparatus on the laboratory bench and program within the computer.

Making the Right Connections

Written specifically for chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, medical researchers, students, and other technical personnel who can benefit from "making the right connections" to modern instrumentation, this book will empower you to ...

Making the Right Connections

Author: Howard V. Malmstadt

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

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The authors believe that the effectiveness of future generations of scientists depends in part on their ability to use intelligently, diagnose, and modify their microcomputer-based and electronic instrumentation. Using a "top-down" approach, the authors present electronic concepts, principles, and technology that are impacting our daily lives. They start at the top, by providing a broad perspective of electronic instrumentation, and work down to functional modules, devices, and detailed operations. This top-down approach enables all of the pieces to fit together so that a working knowledge is developed as one proceeds through the chapters. Written specifically for chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, medical researchers, students, and other technical personnel who can benefit from "making the right connections" to modern instrumentation, this book will empower you to gain better control and make better use of your microcomputers and laboratory instruments.

Encyclopedia of Microcomputers

These tools not only include laboratory interface devices for computers but the
software and additional instrumentation required to interface laboratory
apparatus to the computer. In addition, manufacturers of older types of laboratory
apparatus ...

Encyclopedia of Microcomputers

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824727024

Page: 416

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"The Encyclopedia of Microcomputers serves as the ideal companion reference to the popular Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. Now in its 10th year of publication, this timely reference work details the broad spectrum of microcomputer technology, including microcomputer history; explains and illustrates the use of microcomputers throughout academe, business, government, and society in general; and assesses the future impact of this rapidly changing technology."

A Guide to Undergraduate Science Course and Laboratory Improvements

... materials OH/PH 681 Meteorological laboratory equipment WA/ZZ 921 Me'o
Undergraduate meteorological laboratory ... Instruments Inc. VT/EN 891
Microcomputer KIM-1 CA/CS 46 Microcomputer laboratory computer education
NV/CS 505 ...

A Guide to Undergraduate Science Course and Laboratory Improvements

Author: National Science Foundation (U.S.). Directorate for Science Education

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Laboratory Microcomputer

Conclusion Opto - switches are very simple devices that have been used to do
various tasks in automated instruments . ... Malcome - Lawes , D . J . ,
Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation , Plenum Press , New York , 2nd
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International Electronics Directory 90

... disc drives, graphics equipment, magnetic tape drives, mainframes, memory
cards, microcomputers, minicomputers, ... telex, test equipment, Videotex
INDUSTRIAL & LABORATORY INSTRUMENTS & CONTROLS — Industrial
electronics ...

International Electronics Directory  90

Author: C. G. Wedgwood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102602

Page: 482

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International Electronics Directory '90: The Guide to European Manufacturers, Agents and Applications, Part 2 focuses on information on manufacturers, agents, and applications. The book first presents a list of companies and abbreviations. The text then underscores a classified list of products and services. This includes electronics for office administration, aerospace industry, security and alarm systems, automobile industry, and banking; computers and ancillary equipment; consumer electronics; and electronics for environmental monitoring. Other products and services mentioned include electronics for textile machines, oceanology, metalworking industry, and packaging machines. The selection also provides an alphabetical list of products. This includes accelerometers, access control systems, backplanes, bank note counters, document scanners, drying equipment, flight data recorders, machine vision systems, magnetic tape and cassette recorders, and underwater navigational equipment. The text is a valuable source of information for readers wanting to know about manufacturers, agents, and applications.

Proceedings of the Seventh New England Northeast Bioengineering Conference

A MICROCOMPUTER-BASED DATA ACQUISITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM
FOR CARDIOPULMONARY STRESS ... As indicated in Figure l, special
interfaces have been designed and fabricated for existing laboratory
instrumentation which ...

Proceedings of the Seventh New England  Northeast  Bioengineering Conference

Author: Lee E. Ostrander

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148313668X

Page: 554

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Proceedings of the Seventh New England (Northeast) Bioengineering Conference

Directory of Awards

Activities include lectures , laboratory exercises and involvement in on - going
faculty research . James F. Dickson St. ... Twelve microcomputers and ancillary
equipment serve a variety of of courses and over 100 students per year .
COLLEGE ...

Directory of Awards

Author: National Science Foundation (U.S.). Directorate for Science and Engineering Education

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Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory

This text describes in practical terms how to use a desk-top computer to monitor and control laboratory experiments.

Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory

Author: Stephen E. Derenzo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139438166

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This text describes in practical terms how to use a desk-top computer to monitor and control laboratory experiments. The author clearly explains how to design electronic circuits and write computer programs to sense, analyse and display real-world quantities, including displacement, temperature, force, sound, light, and biomedical potentials. The book includes numerous laboratory exercises and appendices that provide practical information on microcomputer architecture and interfacing, including complete circuit diagrams and component lists. Topics include analog amplification and signal processing, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion, electronic sensors and actuators, digital and analog interfacing circuits, and programming. Only a very basic knowledge of electronics is assumed, making it ideal for college-level laboratory courses and for practising engineers and scientists.

Microcomputer Applications

An Official Journal of the International Society for Mini and Microcomputers ...
Computer data acquisition and control can inexpensively provide with added
features to many laboratory instruments and other equipment to fit particular
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Microcomputer Applications

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Microcomputer Applications in Administration and Instruction

microcomputer has the potential to act as a universal laboratory instrument . It
can generate signals , gather data , and display and analyze results .
Furthermore , the cost of microcomputer - based instrumentation is less than the
cost of most ...

Microcomputer Applications in Administration and Instruction

Author: Donald A. Dellow

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub

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Page: 122

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The articles in this collection identify and discuss challenges facing community colleges as they attempt to implement the new microcomputer technology for instructional and administrative purposes. The collection includes: "The Microcomputer Revolution and Its Impact on Community Colleges," by Donald A. Dellow and Lawrence H. Poole; "Microcomputers in Science Education," by Laurence D. Spraggs; "Behavioral Science Applications of Microcomputers," by Clifford Roger Dillmann; "The Microcomputer in Business Education," by David R. McKay; "Computer-Assisted Writing," by Robert L. Levin; "A Microcomputer-Based Computer Science Program," by Larry D. Compeau; "Microcomputer Applications for Community College Administrators," by Dale O'Daniel; "Application of Micros in Libraries and Learning Resource Centers," by Eleanor M. Carter; "Computer-Assisted Adult Learning and the Community College Response," by Barry Heermann; "The Use of Microcomputers in the Continuing Education of Community and Professional Constituencies," by James E. Garmon; "Choosing a Microcomputer for Use as a Teaching Aid," by Cheryl Visniesky and Joan Hocking; "The Future of Microcomputers in Community Colleges," by Dale F. Campbell and William L. Ballenger; and "Sources and Information: Microcomputers," by Jim Palmer. (LAL)

Oceans

OCEANOGRAPHY APPLICATIONS OF MICROCOMPUTERS - - A SURVEY
William J . Dejka Naval Ocean Systems Center San ... Also , reconfigurable
families of instruments are key to flexible laboratory experiments as well as field
set - ups .

Oceans

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Oceans 77 Conference Record

OCEANOGRAPHY APPLICATIONS OF MICROCOMPUTERS -- A SURVEY
William J. Dejka Naval Ocean Systems Center San ... Also , reconfigurable
families of instruments are key to flexible laboratory experiments as well as field
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Rubber Products Manufacturing Technology

INSTRUMENT COMPUTER LABORATORY MANAGER INSTRUMENT
MMUNICATION IR соми ON TRUNK PLANT ... at the laboratory is stored on the
hard drive controlled by the LAN file server , not at the laboratory microcomputer .
Thus all ...

Rubber Products Manufacturing Technology

Author: Anil K. Bhowmick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824791124

Page: 936

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Provides authoritative coverage of compounding, mixing, calendering, extrusion, vulcanization, rubber bonding, computer-aided design and manufacturing, automation and control using microprocessors, just-in-time technology and rubber plant waste disposal.

Advanced Technological Education

Instrumentation only projects for technician education are supported primarily
through ILI, not ATE. Title: New Laboratory Experiments in Analog Electronics
Course Using Microcomputer Based Instrumentation and LabVIEW Rajappa ...

Advanced Technological Education

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788134957

Page: 89

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Lists projects and centers of excellence that have received support from the NSF in its ATE program. ATE promotes exemplary improvement in advanced technological educ. at the nat'l. and regional level through support of curriculum develop. and program improvement at the undergrad. and secondary school levels, especially for technicians being educated for the high performance workplace. Encompasses the design and implementation of new curricula, courses, labs, and instructional materials, + teacher develop., student academic support, and more.