Data Acquisition Task

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A Data Acquisition Task is a data processing task that can be solved by a Data Acquisition System.



  • (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ Retrieved:2015-3-3.
    • Data acquisition is the process of sampling signals that measure real world physical conditions and converting the resulting samples into digital numeric values that can be manipulated by a computer. Data acquisition systems (abbreviated with the acronym DAS or DAQ) typically convert analog waveforms into digital values for processing. The components of data acquisition systems include:
      • Sensors that convert physical parameters to electrical signals.
      • Signal conditioning circuitry to convert sensor signals into a form that can be converted to digital values.
      • Analog-to-digital converters, which convert conditioned sensor signals to digital values.
    • Data acquisition applications are controlled by software programs developed using various general purpose programming languages such as LabVIEW, BASIC, C, Fortran, Java, Lisp, Pascal. Stand-alone data acquisition systems are often called data loggers.

      There are also open-source software packages providing all the necessary tools to acquire data from different hardware equipment. These tools come from the scientific community where complex experiment requires fast, flexible and adaptable software. Those packages are usually custom fit but more general DAQ package like the Maximum Integrated Data Acquisition System can be easily tailored and is used in several physics experiments worldwide.