This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The goal of this book is to help students learn to use LabVIEW™ on their own. Learning with LabVIEW is the textbook that accompanies the LabVIEW Student Edition from National Instruments, Inc. This textbook, as well as the LabVIEW software (LabVIEW software is not included with this book), has undergone a significant revision from the previous edition. Learning with LabVIEW teaches basic programming concepts in a graphical environment and relates them to real-world applications in academia and industry. Understanding and using the intuitive and powerful LabVIEW software is easier than ever before. As you read through the book and work through the examples, we hope you will agree that this book is more of a personal tour guide than a software manual.
Learning With LabVIEW 2009 introduces students to the basics of LabVIEW programming and relates those concepts to real applications in academia and industry. With LabVIEW, students can design graphical programming solutions to their homework problems and laboratory experiments.
The goal of this book is to help students learn to use LabVIEW on their own. Very art-intensive with over 400 figures in all. There are numerous screen captures in each section taken from a typical LabVIEW session. The figures contain additional labels and pointers added to the LabVIEW screen captures to help students understand what they are seeing on their computer screens as they follow along in the book. A directory of virtual instruments has been developed by the author exclusively for use by students using Learning with LabVIEW and is available on www.pearsonhighered.com/bishop. These virtual instruments complement the material in the book. In most situations, the students are asked to develop the virtual instrument themselves following instructions given in the book, and then compare their solutions with the solutions provided by the author to obtain immediate feedback. In other cases, students are asked to run a specified virtual instrument as a way to demonstrate an important LabVIEW concept. THE LABVIEW STUDENT EDITION SOFTWARE DVD: The LabVIEW 2009 Student Edition software package DVD comes packaged with this book. The LabVIEW 2009 Student Edition software package DVD is a powerful and flexible instrumentation, analysis, and control software platform for PCs running Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh OS X. The student edition is designed to give students early exposure to the many uses of graphical programming. LabVIEW not only helps reinforce basic scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles, but it encourages students to explore advanced topics as well. Students can run LabVIEW programs designed to teach a specific topic, or they can use their skills to develop their own applications. LabVIEW provides a real-world, hands-on experience that complements the entire learning process. The cover of this edition of LabVIEW 2009 Student Edition shows thirteen interesting application areas that use LabVIEW in the solution process. 1. Killer Whales 2. Airliners 3. Advanced Fighter Jets 4. Wind Power 5. RF Communications 6. Mobile Instrumentation 7. Medical Devices 8. DARwIn 9. Rion-Antirion 10. Olympic Stadium 11. Video Games 12. Robotics Education 13. Motorcycles
The goal of this book is to help students learn to use LabVIEW(tm) on their own. The LabVIEW Student Edition delivers all the capabilities of the full version of LabVIEW, widely considered the industry standard for design, test, measurement, automation, and control applications. With LabVIEW, students can design graphical programming solutions to their homework problems and laboratory experiments--an ideal tool for science and engineering applications--that is also fun to use! The LabVIEW Student Edition affords students the opportunity for self-paced learning and independent project development.
LabVIEW is an award-winning programming language that allows engineers to create "virtual" instruments on their desktop. This new edition details the powerful features of LabVIEW 8.0. Written in a highly accessible and readable style, LabVIEW Graphical Programming illustrates basic LabVIEW programming techniques, building up to advanced programming concepts. New to this edition is study material for the CLAD and CLD exams.
For beginning and intermediate LabVIEW programmers, this introductory guide assumes no prior knowledge of LabVIEW. There are in-depth examples in every chapter, and all the answers and source code is provided on the accompanying CD-ROM.
The maturing of the baby boomers has heralded the age of the bionic man, who is literally composed of various replacement organs or biomechanical parts. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date scientific source of biomedical engineering principles of ?replacement parts and assist devices? for the bionic man. It contains topics ranging from biomechanical, biochemical, rehabilitation, and tissue engineering principles, to applications in cardiovascular, visual, auditory, and neurological systems, as well as recent advances in transplant, gene therapy, and stem cell research.
Your Complete Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Utilizing Electronics!
Author: Cammen Chan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Technology & Engineering
A comprehensive electronics overview for electronics engineers, technicians, students, educators, hobbyists, and anyone else who wants to learn about electronics. It's like having six electrical engineering course textbooks in ONE practical condensed package. This book comes with materials that engineers actually use in the real world with clear, easy-to-read explanations and with hundreds of diagrams, pictures, and enhanced graphics. It includes the latest technologies and market trends. Authored by an electrical engineer with real industry experience and faculty teaching experience, All-in-One Electronics Guide follows the college electrical engineering academic curriculum, one course per chapter. Your knowledge builds up gradually as you read, from microelectronics, to discrete components, to board systems. All-in-One Electronics Guide is a practical reference for design, analysis, and applications. In this book, your will learn... Direct Current (DC)—Learn direct current (DC) theories. Then, apply them in practical circuits. Diodes—Understand not only what a diode is made of, but also the real-world diode characteristics and practical diode circuits. Alternating Current (AC)—Get a good hold on AC definitions, common AC parameters, capacitors, inductors, and simple AC circuits. Analog Electronics—Learn how to design transistors and op-amp circuits using FETs and bipolars by understanding their fundamental operational differences. Digital Electronics—Learn CMOS, BiCMOS, and bipolar digital design, from basic logic circuit design to high-speed, high-density digital design. Communications—Understand basic communication theories, technique, parameters, amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and phase lock loops. Microcontrollers—Comprehend microcontroller architecture and basic programming techniques. Programmable Logic Controllers—Learn Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), the types and uses of PLCs, ladder logic programming techniques, practical PLC programs and applications, and PLC troubleshooting techniques. Mental Math—Learn mental math to decipher simple arithmetic answers and to master solid mathematical, analytical, and problem-solving capabilities.
Image Acquisition and Processing With LabVIEWä combines the general theory of image acquisition and processing, the underpinnings of LabVIEW and the NI Vision toolkit, examples of their applications, and real-world case studies in a clear, systematic, and richly illustrated presentation. Designed for LabVIEW programmers, it fills a significant gap in the technical literature by providing a general training manual for those new to National Instruments (NI) Vision application development and a reference for more experienced vision programmers. A CD-ROM packaged with the book contains libraries of the example images and code referenced in the text, additional technical white papers, a demonstration version of LabVIEW 6.0, and an NI IMAQ demonstration that guides you through its features. System Requirements: Using the code provided on the CD-ROM requires LabVIEW 6.1 or higher and LabVIEW Vision Toolkit 6.1 or higher. Some of the examples also require IMAQ Vision Builder 6.1 or higher, the IMAQ OCR toolkit, and IMAQ 1394 drivers.
LabVIEW Digital Signal Processing teaches engineers how to use the graphical programming language to create virtual instruments to handle to most sophisticated DSP applications. From basic filters to complex sampling mechanisms to signal generators, LabVIEW virtual instruments (VIs) can make DSP work faster and much less expensive – a particular boon to the many engineers working on cutting edge communications systems.
Master LabVIEW programming -- hands-on! Learn through real-world data acquisition and analysis applications Dozens of key techniques presented through easy-to-adapt templates Extensively classroom-tested with professional engineers CD-ROM: Tools, templates, and complete LabVIEW evaluation version Master LabVIEW programming from the ground up -- fast! "LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis" is your easy, hands-on guide to LabVIEW programming and data analysis. Whether you're learning LabVIEW from the ground up, or updating knowledge you already have, Jeffrey Beyon covers every key technique you need to build reliable, high-performance applications. You'll start with the basics: the structure of LabVIEW source files; using sub VIs; loops and conditional statements; data display; data types; and the prerequisites for data acquisition, including sampling theorems and data acquisition VIs. Next, Beyon covers every key category of data acquisition and analysis application -- analog and digital, input and output. Coverage includes: Practical techniques for data save/read, data conversion, and much more Tips and tricks for memory management, large file management, and more Implementing each leading data analysis VI Instrument control, counters, and more Avoiding and troubleshooting common LabVIEW programming problems Most examples are presented in the form of software templates that are easy enough to understand quickly, and robust enough to serve as building blocks for real-world solutions. You'll find detailed, end-of-chapter review questions; anaccompanying lab workbook is also available. Whether you're a field engineer, scientist, researcher, or student, there's no faster way to get results with LabVIEW! CD-ROM INCLUDES: Complete library of LabVIEW tools and templates Full LabVIEW evaluation version Companion lab workbook: "Hands-On Exercise Manual for LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis"
Mechatronics has evolved into a way of life in engineering practice, and it pervades virtually every aspect of the modern world. In chapters drawn from the bestselling and now standard engineering reference, The Mechatronics Handbook, this book introduces the vibrant field of mechatronics and its key elements: physical system modeling; sensors and actuators; signals and systems; computers and logic systems; and software and data acquisition. These chapters, written by leading academics and practitioners, were carefully selected and organized to provide an accessible, general outline of the subject ideal for non-specialists. Mechatronics: An Introduction first defines and organizes the key elements of mechatronics, exploring design approach, system interfacing, instrumentation, control systems, and microprocessor-based controllers and microelectronics. It then surveys physical system modeling, introducing MEMS along with modeling and simulation. Coverage then moves to essential elements of sensors and actuators, including characteristics and fundamentals of time and frequency, followed by control systems and subsystems, computer hardware, logic, system interfaces, communication and computer networking, data acquisition, and computer-based instrumentation systems. Clear explanations and nearly 200 illustrations help bring the subject to life. Providing a broad overview of the fundamental aspects of the field, Mechatronics: An Introduction is an ideal primer for those new to the field, a handy review for those already familiar with the technology, and a friendly introduction for anyone who is curious about mechatronics.
The Ultimate Tool for MINDSTORMS® Maniacs The new MINDSTORMS kit has been updated to include a programming brick, USB cable, RJ11-like cables, motors, and sensors. This book updates the robotics information to be compatible with the new set and to show how sound, sight, touch, and distance issues are now dealt with. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and its predecessor, the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System (RIS), have been called "the most creative play system ever developed." This book unleashes the full power and potential of the tools, sensors, and components that make up LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. It also provides a unique insight on newer studless building techniques as well as interfacing with the traditional studded beams. Some of the world's leading LEGO MINDSTORMS inventors share their knowledge and development secrets. You will discover an incredible range of ideas to inspire your next invention. This is the ultimate insider's look at LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT system and is the perfect book whether you build world-class competitive robots or just like to mess around for the fun of it. Featuring an introduction by astronaut Dan Barry and written by Dave Astolfo, Invited Member of the MINDSTORMS Developer Program and MINDSTORMS Community Partners (MCP) groups, and Mario and Guilio Ferrari, authors of the bestselling Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms, this book covers: Understanding LEGO Geometry Playing with Gears Controlling Motors Reading Sensors What's New with the NXT? Building Strategies Programming the NXT Playing Sounds and Music Becoming Mobile Getting Pumped: Pneumatics Finding and Grabbing Objects Doing the Math Knowing Where You Are Classic Projects Building Robots That Walk Robotic Animals Solving a Maze Drawing and Writing Racing Against Time Hand-to-Hand Combat Searching for Precision Complete coverage of the new Mindstorms NXT kit Brought to you by the DaVinci's of LEGO Updated edition of a bestseller
This is a real-time digital signal processing textbook using the latest embedded Blackfin processor Analog Devices, Inc (ADI). 20% of the text is dedicated to general real-time signal processing principles. The remaining text provides an overview of the Blackfin processor, its programming, applications, and hands-on exercises for users. With all the practical examples given to expedite the learning development of Blackfin processors, the textbook doubles as a ready-to-use user's guide. The book is based on a step-by-step approach in which readers are first introduced to the DSP systems and concepts. Although, basic DSP concepts are introduced to allow easy referencing, readers are recommended to complete a basic course on "Signals and Systems" before attempting to use this book. This is also the first textbook that illustrates graphical programming for embedded processor using the latest LabVIEW Embedded Module for the ADI Blackfin Processors. A solutions manual is available for adopters of the book from the Wiley editorial department.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Based on the most current release of LabVIEW, LabVIEW for Engineers is designed for readers with little to no experience using LabVIEW. Part of Prentice Hall's ESource Program: ESource enables instructors to choose individual chapters from published books in the Prentice Hall ESource Series. The content available in this online book-building system covers topics in engineering problem-solving and design, graphics, and computer applications. Using this program, instructors can create a unique text for the introduction to engineering course that exactly matches their content requirements and teaching approach. www.prenhall.com/esource.
Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition, explores practical programming solutions for carrying out interesting and relevant projects. Readers--who are assumed to have no prior computer programming or LabVIEW background--will begin writing meaningful programs in the first few pages.
This is the eBook version of the print title. The illustrations are in color for this eBook version. Drawing on the experiences of a world-class LabVIEW development organization, The LabVIEW Style Book is the definitive guide to best practices in LabVIEW development. Leading LabVIEW development manager Peter A. Blume presents practical guidelines or “rules” for optimizing every facet of your applications: ease of use, efficiency, readability, simplicity, performance, maintainability, and robustness. Blume explains each style rule thoroughly, presenting realistic examples and illustrations. He even presents “nonconforming” examples that show what not to do—and why not. While the illustrations in the print book are in black and white, you can download full-color versions from the publisher web site for free.
THE BRIEFCASE BOOKS SERIEs Now translated into 11 languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations. DESIGN FOR SIX SIGMA Six Sigma has revolutionized the ways in which companies meet and beat today's stringent quality expectations. But achieving Six Sigma results first requires Six Sigma building blocks. Design for Six Sigma unveils a systematic methodology for enabling the design of products, services, and processes to meet Six Sigma quality levels. Designed to be easily read and implemented, this concise Briefcase Book shows managers at all levels how to include Six Sigma at the earliest stages of virtually any manufacturing process. Here are DFSS's techniques for: Optimizing the design process to achieve Six Sigma performance Integrating Six Sigma from the outset of new product development Self-examinations, explanatory sidebars, and chapter-ending checklists