Improve Your Data Acquisition IQ

  • Webinar Date

    Wed, October 19

  • Webinar Time

    1:00pm EDT

Webinar Overview

There are a number of test equipment choices in the data acquisition market, ranging from plug-in modules to standalone data acquisition units. To select the optimal equipment for your application, it is important for you to evaluate your measurement performance needs, including sampling rate, channel count, amplitude resolution, and accuracy. With so many choices available today, you will want to choose a flexible solution that can be easily reconfigured for your applications.

Data acquisition is a term that encompasses a wide range of measurement applications, all of which require some form of characterization, monitoring, or control. No matter what the specific application, all data acquisition systems either measure a physical parameter (temperature, pressure, flow, etc.) or take a specific action (sound an alarm, turn on a light, etc.) based on the data received. Simply put, data acquisition is about measuring parameters of physical systems to gain insight into their behavior. The process of data acquisition includes sensing physical behavior, converting this behavior to electrical signals, sampling these signals, and analyzing them to gain insight into the behavior. This webcast will cover ideas for improving your data acquisition knowledge and skills.

Major points of discussion:

  • The merging of engineering disciplines
  • A basic definition of data acquisition
  • Theoretical signals and the real world
  • Difference between transducers and sensors
  • The purpose of signal conditioning
  • Does resolution lead to accuracy?
  • Is this a static or dynamic measurement?
  • Transforming the time and frequency domain
  • Data acquisition system types (architectures)

Who should attend:
This webcast is intended for engineers, and technicians who are responsible for the physical (electro-mechanical) design validation of their companies’ products. Also, for scientists and engineers of national laboratories involved in research, and engineering departments at universities involved in research and education.