Chapter 14. Data Acquisition Software

14.1. An Overview of DA&C Software

In addition to code that acquires data or issues control signals, it is usual for DA&C (data acquisition and control) software to incorporate a number of support modules that allow the system to be configured and maintained. Other routines may be required for sorting, analyzing, and displaying the acquired data. A typical DA&C program may contain the following modules and facilities:

  • Program configuration routines
  • Diagnostics modules
  • System maintenance and calibration modules
  • Run-time modules
  • Device drivers
  • Data analysis modules

With the exception of device drivers, these modules are executed more or less independently of each other (although it is, of course, possible ...

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