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Department of Physics

OPSE 310 - VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTATION

Offered by Physics

Prerequisites: CS 113 or CS 115. Intended for all engineering, computer science, and science majors. Covers the basics of virtual instrumentation including use of IEEE GPIB, RS232 interfaces, and data acquisition boards. Interface a computer to various instruments for data acquisition and instrument control using a state-of-the-art software platform such as National Instrument's LABVIEW. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of interfacing a computer to various instruments including timing issues, real-time data acquisition and instrument control, instrument status, and acquisition speed.