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PC Based Instrumentation and Control, 3rd Edition by Mike Tooley

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12 Applications

The PC is a potential prime mover in a huge variety of process control and instrumentation applications ranging from simple stand-alone machine controllers to fully integrated production control systems. This chapter aims to provide readers with an introduction to the procedure for selecting and specifying hardware and software for a PC-based instrumentation or process control system. In addition, several representative applications of PC-based systems are discussed.

Expansion cards

The range of PC expansion boards currently available from a large number of manufacturers includes:

image  Analogue I/O cards with up to 16 analogue inputs ...

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