Data Acquisition General Education and Tutorials

The process of selecting and using a data acquisition system can be confusing. After all, most of DATAQ Instruments' customers are not electrical engineers, but experts in some other discipline with a need to automate a data collection process. This selection of application notes is designed to anticipate the questions that might arise as you first select and then use a data acquisition system.

Subject Title
General Education and Tutorials USB or Ethernet: Which Do I Choose?
Bandwidth and DI-8B/DI-5B Series Signal Conditioning Modules
What You Really Need to Know About Sample Rate
How much ADC Resolution do you Really Need?
How To Determine Loop Load in Process Current Measurements
The Fact, Folly and Mathematics of Analog to Digital Converter Resolution
Connection and Calibration of Strain-Gage Based Transducers Using DI-8B38 Series Amplifiers
How To Choose Strain Gage-based Transducers for PC-based Data Acquisition Applications
Strain Gage-Based Transducer and Amplifier Selection and Calibration
4-20mA Current Loop Data Acquisition
Data Acquisition Using LabVIEW and the ActiveX Controls
USB-to-Ethernet Adapters
Data Acquisition Gain and Dynamic Range Considerations
Networked Data Acquisition Using WinDaq Software
Frequency and True RMS Data Acquisition
Learn the Importance of Isolation in Four Easy Lessons
University of Akron FSAE
How to Make PC-based Measurements Without Programming
Enhancing Data Acquisition With Intelligent Oversampling
Intelligent Oversampling Methods Extend Measurement Flexibility
Data Acquisition Tips
Waveform Analysis Using the Fourier Transform
Five PC-Based Industrial Measurement Traps and How to Avoid Them
How To Calibrate Strain Gage-Based Transducers Using DI-5B38 Strain Amplifiers
Calibrating Non-Zero Offsets
WinDaq and the DI-730 Service and Maintain Injection Molding Machines
Three Easy Steps for Stand-alone Data Logging Using the DI-710
Acquiring Displacement Data with a "String Pot" (pdf)
How to Store Data using WinDaq/MySQL