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Data Acquisition System Components

The data acquisition system components includes devices, boards and equipment which collects information from external sources or sensors, and converts the data into an analog/digital form for further processing or signal conditioning.
A/D and/or D/A Converters (124 Companies)
A/D converters are modules, boards, or ICs which process/convert variable (analog) signals into discrete (digital) output signals approximating the original signals. Conversely D/A converters process/convert digital output signals into analog signals.
An A/D device for selecting one of a number of inputs and switching its information to the output. The output voltage follows the input voltage with a small error.
Compact Flash Cards (30 Companies)
Flash memory is non-volatile computer memory that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed (EEPROM) primarily used in memory cards and USB flash drives for general storage and transfer of data between computers and other digital products.
Data Acquisition is a process by which events in the real world are translated to machine-readable signals by a centralized system which receives data from one or more remote points. Data Reduction is the transformation of raw data into a more useful form
Data Communications is the technology covering the transfer of data over long distances with interfaces such as modems, multiplexers, etc. are required at each end of the lines. Movement of encoded information by means of electrical transmission systems.
Ethernet is based on computers communicating over a shared coaxial cable acting as a broadcast transmission medium with similarities to radio systems. It is easier to detect collisions in a cable broadcast system rather than a radio broadcast.
The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard, for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer, frequently used in a personal. The brand names for these are FireWire and i.LINK.
Frequency Converter is a circuit, device, or machine that changes the frequency of an alternating current with or without a change in voltage or number of phases.
IEEE-488 is a short-range, digital communications bus specification, for use with automated test equipment. IEEE-488 is also commonly known as HP-IB (Hewlett-Packard Instrument Bus) and GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus).
Boards, that automatically collect and measure electrical signals from sensors, transducers, and test probes, which meet military standards.
PC/104 is an embedded computer standard controlled by the PC/104 Consortium which defines both a form factor and computer bus. It is intended for use where applications depend on reliable data acquisition in an extreme environment.
PCMCIA Compatible Boards (47 Companies)
PCMCIA is an international standards body that defines and promotes PC Card standards. The organization's name refers to, however not limited to, memory cards. Used for wireless connectivity, modem and other functions in laptop/notebook PCs
PXI Bus Compatible Boards (26 Companies)
PXI Bus is used as a basis for building test equipment or automation systems, when loaded up with extra features, to facilitate electronic test, they permit a great deal of flexibility in building the exact test equipment or automation system required.
A device that converts data transmitted in the parallel mode to a sequence of bits at a single frequency for output in the serial mode.
Signal Conditioners & Equipment are hardware or software which interface with input/output devices and provide special filtering, transmission levels, or equalization to optimize signal characteristics.
Smart Cards (19 Companies)
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card is defined as any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits which can process information.
USB is a serial bus standard to interface devices designed to allow many peripherals to be connected using a single standardized interface socket. USB provides power to low-consumption devices without the need for an external power supply.
VME Bus Compatible Boards (48 Companies)
VMEbus is a computer bus standard, used in industrial, commercial and military applications and standardized by the IEC as ANSI/IEEE 1014-1987. Physically based on Eurocard sizes, mechanicals and connectors, with its’ own signaling system.
VXI Bus Compatible Boards (26 Companies)
General data acquisition PC boards that send/receive multifunction data along the VXI standard bus architecture.

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