Author: David J. Malcolme-LawesPublish On: 2012-12-06
Chapters 7, 8 and 9 examine the major techniques which can be used for
communication between a microcomputer and other items of analog or digital
signal handling equipment - a subject known almost universally as interfacing. In
Author: David J. Malcolme-Lawes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The invention of the microcomputer in the mid-1970s and its subsequent low-cost proliferation has opened up a new world for the laboratory scientist. Tedious data collection can now be automated relatively cheaply and with an enormous increase in reliability. New techniques of measurement are accessible with the "intelligent" instrumentation made possible by these programmable devices, and the ease of use of even standard measurement techniques may be improved by the data processing capabilities of the humblest micro. The latest items of commercial laboratory instrumentation are invariably "computer controlled", although this is more likely to mean that a microprocessor is involved than that a versatile microcomputer is provided along with the instrument. It is clear that all scientists of the future will need some knowledge of computers, if only to aid them in mastering the button pushing associated with gleaming new instruments. However, to be able to exploit this newly accessible computing power to the full the practising laboratory scientist must gain sufficient understanding to utilise the communication channels between apparatus on the laboratory bench and program within the computer.
Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation, by D. J. MalcolmeLawes,
Plenum, 1988, US$ 39.50 (272 pages) ISBN 0-306-42903-9 The title of this book
suggests that microcomputers and laboratory instrumentation are discussed at
Author: U A Th Brinkman
TRAC: Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 8 provides information pertinent to the trends in the field of analytical chemistry. This book presents a variety of topics related to analytical chemistry, including protein purification, biotechnology, Raman spectroscopy in pharmaceutical field, electrokinetic chromatography, and flow injection analysis. Organized into 50 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of scientometric investigations that enable the quantitative study of the evolution of its various components and can thereby uncover how information is utilized to diffuse and generate knowledge. This text then discusses the economic significance of sensing and control as being the main factors in determining process economics and in offering products and business opportunities. Other chapters consider the important relationship between Raman spectroscopy and other analytical methods. This book discusses as well the interfaces between a gas chromatograph and a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. The final chapter deals with chemometrics routines. This book is a valuable resource for analytical chemists, and biochemists.
These tools not only include laboratory interface devices for computers but the
software and additional instrumentation required to interface laboratory apparatus to the computer. In addition, manufacturers of older types of laboratory apparatus ...
Author: Allen Kent
Publisher: CRC Press
"The Encyclopedia of Microcomputers serves as the ideal companion reference to the popular Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. Now in its 10th year of publication, this timely reference work details the broad spectrum of microcomputer technology, including microcomputer history; explains and illustrates the use of microcomputers throughout academe, business, government, and society in general; and assesses the future impact of this rapidly changing technology."
Microcomputer interrupts T By Jonathan A. Titus , David G. Larsen , and Peter R.
Rony HIS month's column is the first of ... or alphanumeric keyboard , a CRT
display , a printer , a floppy disk , and perhaps one or more laboratory instruments .
Conclusion Opto - switches are very simple devices that have been used to do
various tasks in automated instruments . ... Malcome - Lawes , D . J . , Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation , Plenum Press , New York , 2nd
ed . , 1988 ...
Although each laboratory has different computing needs , typical laboratory
problems are acquisition and analysis of analog signals such as
electrocardiograms or parallel digital data such as the output of a clinical laboratory instrument .
Written specifically for chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, medical researchers, students, and other technical personnel who can benefit from "making the right connections" to modern instrumentation, this book will empower you to ...
Author: Howard V. Malmstadt
Publisher: Amer Chemical Society
Category: Automatic data collection systems
The authors believe that the effectiveness of future generations of scientists depends in part on their ability to use intelligently, diagnose, and modify their microcomputer-based and electronic instrumentation. Using a "top-down" approach, the authors present electronic concepts, principles, and technology that are impacting our daily lives. They start at the top, by providing a broad perspective of electronic instrumentation, and work down to functional modules, devices, and detailed operations. This top-down approach enables all of the pieces to fit together so that a working knowledge is developed as one proceeds through the chapters. Written specifically for chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, medical researchers, students, and other technical personnel who can benefit from "making the right connections" to modern instrumentation, this book will empower you to gain better control and make better use of your microcomputers and laboratory instruments.
International Electronics Directory '90: The Guide to European Manufacturers, Agents and Applications, Part 2 focuses on information on manufacturers, agents, and applications. The book first presents a list of companies and abbreviations. The text then underscores a classified list of products and services. This includes electronics for office administration, aerospace industry, security and alarm systems, automobile industry, and banking; computers and ancillary equipment; consumer electronics; and electronics for environmental monitoring. Other products and services mentioned include electronics for textile machines, oceanology, metalworking industry, and packaging machines. The selection also provides an alphabetical list of products. This includes accelerometers, access control systems, backplanes, bank note counters, document scanners, drying equipment, flight data recorders, machine vision systems, magnetic tape and cassette recorders, and underwater navigational equipment. The text is a valuable source of information for readers wanting to know about manufacturers, agents, and applications.
QUANTITY NTITY Analog / Instrument TO BE Dig . Conv . MEASURED Alphanum
Display Keyboard ... exist standardized forms for each of these . In laboratory instrumentation perhaps most widely used are those in compliance with CCITT
A MICROCOMPUTER-BASED DATA ACQUISITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM
FOR CARDIOPULMONARY STRESS ... As indicated in Figure l, special
interfaces have been designed and fabricated for existing laboratory instrumentation which ...
Author: Lee E. Ostrander
Category: Health & Fitness
Proceedings of the Seventh New England (Northeast) Bioengineering Conference
... using a , 118 – 119 Laboratory instruments . See Instrumentation Laboratory
management personal computer in , 14 , 232 – 242 programs for , 352 sources
for , 353 Laboratory microsystem , 105 – 115 Languages , microcomputer levels
International Meeting on Electrolytic Bubbles MICROCOMPUTERS AND LABORATORY INSTRUMENTATION September 1984 13 papers presented at
the above meeting have been published in the Journal of Applied
Electrochemistry ( 15 ) .
ABSTRACT Recent references have shown that one of the greatest impacts of
modern electronic technology on geotechnical engineering is in the development
of versatile microcomputerbased instrumentation systems for laboratory and field
Data logging devices interfaced with a microcomputer is shown to offer a large
data collection capacity suitable for transient measurements . Additional har ...
Thus , microcomputers are becoming an indispensable laboratory instrument .
Author: American Chemical Society. MeetingPublish On: 1984
THE ROLE OF MICROCOMPUTERS AND MICROCOMPUTER SUBSYSTEMS IN LABORATORY INSTRUMENTATION . G . Horlick , Department of Chemistry ,
University of Alberta , Edmonton , Alberta , Canada T6G 2G2 . One cannot help
microcomputer has the potential to act as a universal laboratory instrument . It
can generate signals , gather data , and display and analyze results .
Furthermore , the cost of microcomputer - based instrumentation is less than the
cost of most ...
Author: Donald A. Dellow
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub
Category: Community colleges
The articles in this collection identify and discuss challenges facing community colleges as they attempt to implement the new microcomputer technology for instructional and administrative purposes. The collection includes: "The Microcomputer Revolution and Its Impact on Community Colleges," by Donald A. Dellow and Lawrence H. Poole; "Microcomputers in Science Education," by Laurence D. Spraggs; "Behavioral Science Applications of Microcomputers," by Clifford Roger Dillmann; "The Microcomputer in Business Education," by David R. McKay; "Computer-Assisted Writing," by Robert L. Levin; "A Microcomputer-Based Computer Science Program," by Larry D. Compeau; "Microcomputer Applications for Community College Administrators," by Dale O'Daniel; "Application of Micros in Libraries and Learning Resource Centers," by Eleanor M. Carter; "Computer-Assisted Adult Learning and the Community College Response," by Barry Heermann; "The Use of Microcomputers in the Continuing Education of Community and Professional Constituencies," by James E. Garmon; "Choosing a Microcomputer for Use as a Teaching Aid," by Cheryl Visniesky and Joan Hocking; "The Future of Microcomputers in Community Colleges," by Dale F. Campbell and William L. Ballenger; and "Sources and Information: Microcomputers," by Jim Palmer. (LAL)
An Official Journal of the International Society for Mini and Microcomputers ...
Computer data acquisition and control can inexpensively provide with added
features to many laboratory instruments and other equipment to fit particular