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Data Acquisition


This learning module is provided by Work-Ready Electronics and covers data acquisition systems. Work-Ready Electronics modules are intended to be used either independently or integrated with current electronics curricula in college programs. This module is divided into three sections: Content, Knowledge Probes, and Learning Activities. 

The Content section includes four PDF documents that cover the following topics: applications of data acquisition systems, data acquisition software, data acquisition systems, and types of data acquisitions systems.

Four Knowledge Probes are included in this learning module. The knowledge probes include learning objectives and a short quiz. Each Knowledge Probe corresponds to a topic covered in the Content section.

The Learning Activities section includes four labs and one performance assessment. Labs include the following sections: Lab Summary, Lab Goal, Learning Objectives, Special Safety Requirements, Lab Preparation, and more. The performance assessment includes 49-multiple choice questions.

For orientation purposes the "Applications" PDF is included as a separate attachment and offers a sample of the type of material included in this learning module.

Below is a list of the files contained within the .zip attachment. Files are .pdf, .exe, .frm, .vbp, and .vbw. The size of each file is included in parenthesis.

Data Acquisition (28 files, 21.8 MB)

  • Content
    • Applications of Data Acquisition Systems (Applications.pdf 2.9 MB)
    • Data Acquisition Software (Data Acquisition Software.pdf 2.4 MB)
    • Data Acquisition Systems (Data Acquisition Systems.pdf 9.2 MB)
    • Types of Data Acquisition Systems (Types.pdf 5.6 MB)
  • Knowledge Probes
    • Knowledge Probe 1 (kp1q.pdf 59 KB)
    • Knowledge Probe 2 (kp2q.pdf 47 KB)
    • Knowledge Probe 3 (kp3q.pdf 45 KB)
    • Knowledge Probe 4 (kp4q.pdf 43 KB)
  • Learning Activities
    • DAQ Capacitance Lab
      • cap_USB.exe
      • cap_USB.frm
      • cap_USB.vbp
      • cap_USB.vbw
    • DAQ Temp Lab
      • temp_USB.exe
      • temp_USB.frm
      • temp_USB.vbp
      • temp_USB.vbw
    • Drill-down reports (drilldown_01.pdf 95 KB)
    • Data Acquisition Using USB (lab_data_acquisition_usb.pdf 946 KB)
    • Data Acquisition Lab - USB-Based Capacitance Meter (lab_usb_capacitance.pdf 118 KB)
    • Data Acquisition Lab - USB-Based Temperature Sensor (lab_usb_temperature.pdf 181 KB)
    • Performance Assessment (performance_assessment.pdf 80 KB)
  • References (print_references.pdf 9 KB)
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