A computer-based measurement instrument for electronic circuit laboratory

Tung-Chou Chen, Jian Yu Su, Hao Lee

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For the colleges of electrical, electronic and computer engineering, the electronic circuit laboratory is a foundation course, and the corresponding electronic circuit laboratory is necessary. The measurement instruments are essential for the fundamental electronic circuit laboratory. Nowadays, the computer classrooms are universal in schools, which can provide the computers for students to use. The computer has the features of flexibility and low cost, which can be easily expanded and reconfigured for different applications. Therefore, this paper takes advantage of computers to propose a computer-based measurement instrument for the electronic circuit laboratory. The computer-based measurement instrument is an application of virtual instrument and is made of an embedded platform with DAC (digital-to-analog converter) and ADC (analog-to-digital converter) devices, a computer and the LabVIEW software. The proposed computer-based measurement instrument can work as oscilloscope and signal generator. Finally, an experiment of common-source amplifier is given to verify the functions of the computer-based measurement instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalICIC Express Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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