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IETT 631

This course is designed to provide and understanding of computer interfacing for data acquisition and control. It will examine common bus, parallel port and serial port interface techniques. Topics include an overview of computer architecture, memory and I/O address decoding, buffering and latching of data, A/D and D/A converters, mulitplexing and data hold circuits, serial and parallel interface chips, commercial digital, analog and serial computer interface boards, common serial communication protocols, computer and instrument network topology, and integrated data acquisition and control connection techniques.

Prerequisites: IETT 621, IETT 531