USB data acquisition units provide new measurement and control options for engineering technology students

Dale Henry Litwhiler, Terrance D. Lovell

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Abstract

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) has become a ubiquitous technology for computer peripherals. It is available on virtually every new computer and in most cases provides a seamless connection method for a variety of consumer electronics devices such as digital cameras, scanners and printers. This ease of connection together with the inherent high data rate of USB also makes this technology very useful for data acquisition and control units. This paper presents the use of USB data acquisition units in an electromechanical engineering technology laboratory environment. Features, advantages and disadvantages of the hardware are discussed. The Lab VIEW™ software tools (virtual instruments) developed to interface with the USB device are presented. Examples of sensing and control systems experiments and projects are also given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Pages14905-14916
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 15 2005

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Other2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/12/056/15/05

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Engineering technology
Data acquisition
Students
Computer peripheral equipment
Consumer electronics
Digital cameras
Hardware
Control systems
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Litwhiler, D. H., & Lovell, T. D. (2005). USB data acquisition units provide new measurement and control options for engineering technology students. In 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 14905-14916)
Litwhiler, Dale Henry ; Lovell, Terrance D. / USB data acquisition units provide new measurement and control options for engineering technology students. 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2005. pp. 14905-14916
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Litwhiler, DH & Lovell, TD 2005, USB data acquisition units provide new measurement and control options for engineering technology students. in 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. pp. 14905-14916, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World, Portland, OR, United States, 6/12/05.

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