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Section 1
Analog I/O Functionality
1-1.Functional Diagram for Data Acquisition
1-2. The Analog-to-Digital Interface
1-3. A/D Conversion Compromises
1-4. Aliasing Due to Slow Sample Rate
1-5.Analog Input Flow Diagram
1-6.Alternative A/D Converter Designs
1-7.A/D Conversion by Successive Approximation
1-8.Alternative A/D Converter Designs
1-9.A/D Conversion by Counting/Ramp Technique
1-10.Alternative Methods for Eliminating Time Skew Among Multiplexed Channels
1-11.Conversion of 4-20 mA to 1-5 V
1-12.Single-Ended & Differential Analog Input Configurations
1-13.Weighted Value & Single Value Resistor Networks for D/A Conversion
Section 2
Digital I/O Functionality
2-1. Signal Processing Requirements for Digital and Analog Signals
2-2. Digital Input Applied to a Contact Closure
2-3.Digital Output Applied to a Relay
Section 3
Analog Signal Transmissions
3-1. A Basic Electric Current
3-2.Digital and Analog Signal Representations
3-3. Signal, Noise, and Filtering Frequencies
3-4.A Ground Conductor
3-5. Incorrect Grounding of Signal Circuit
3-6.Correct Grounding of Signal Circuit
3-7. Coaxial Cable Construction
Section 4
Digital Signal Transmissions
4-1. The Seven-Layer OSI Network Model
4-2. Serial Data Transmission
4-3. Cable Length vs. RS 422 Data Rate
4-4.Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Construction
4-5. Ring Network Topology
4-6. Bus Network Topology
4-7. Star Network Topology
4-8.A Remote File Request According to OSI
4-9. Dual-Ring Redundant FDDI Network
4-10. Profibus Applications
4-11. Protocol Architecture of Profibus
4-12.Foundation Fieldbus Protocol
4-13.Typical Enterprise Network
Section 5
Data Acquisition Hardware
5-1.Computer Bus Architechture
Section 6
Presentation & Analysis
6-1. Cost of Writing vs. Buying Software
6-2.Advantages of Component Software
6-3.Semi-Custom Development vs. Off-the-Shelf Packages
6-4.Primary Data Analysis Techniques
Section 7
Recording, Printing & Storage
7-1.Typical Strip-Chart Recorder Trace
7-2. Typical Circular Chart Recorder Trace
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