Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation

This book attempts to provide an introduction to those communication channels in a manner which is understandable for scientists who do not specialise in electronics or computers.

Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation

Author: David J. Malcolme-Lawes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461574315

Page: 246

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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. This book attempts to provide an introduction to those communication channels in a manner which is understandable for scientists who do not specialise in electronics or computers.

Making the Right Connections

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 ...

Making the Right Connections

Author: Howard V. Malmstadt

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN:

Page: 452

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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.

TRAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry

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 ...

TRAC  Trends in Analytical Chemistry

Author: U A Th Brinkman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483274616

Page: 404

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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.

Encyclopedia of Microcomputers

In addition , manufacturers of older types of laboratory apparatus are finding an economic incentive in providing computer interfaces with their instruments ...

Encyclopedia of Microcomputers

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824727024

Page: 416

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"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."

An Inexpensive Micro Computer for Laboratory Data Acquisition and Test Equipment Control

A versatile, inexpensive laboratory data acquisition and control unit has been developed.

An Inexpensive Micro Computer for Laboratory Data Acquisition and Test Equipment Control

Author: G. A. Hartman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 93

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A versatile, inexpensive laboratory data acquisition and control unit has been developed. A VIC-20 microcomputer is used in conjunction with an expansion chassis and plug in interfaces which make it applicable to a wide variety of real time laboratory control and data acquisition tasks. A system of this type can be built for much less than one thousand dollars.

Handbook of College Teaching

He also found that the microcomputer could act as a " lab partner " for ... constructing interfaces for twelve common laboratory instruments — such as a ...

Handbook of College Teaching

Author: Keith W. Prichard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313281426

Page: 471

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College professors are becoming increasingly committed to effective teaching, and much has been done to improve instructional methods. This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines. The volume also overviews different instructional techniques and settings, and discusses general concerns likely to face college faculty.

International Electronics Directory 90

... telex, test equipment, Videotex INDUSTRIAL di LABORATORY INSTRUMENTS Bi ... and microcomputers, language laboratories, instructional equipment for ...

International Electronics Directory  90

Author: C. G. Wedgwood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102602

Page: 482

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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.