Subject description - A3M38SPD

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A3M38SPD Data Acquisition and Transfer
Roles:PO, V Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Department:13138 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:6
Tutors:  Semester:Z


Subject is devoted to distributed and centralized DAQ systems and to the design of their elements. Selected industrial interfaces and buses (CAN, Profibus, HART, Modbus, Ethernet), VXI/PXI systems, USB and wireless sensor networks (ZigBee, WiFi) are presented in detail in order to provide information required for efficient design of their components. Project-oriented laboratories provide students with practical experience in the implementation of modern DAQ systems.

Course outlines:

1. Centralized and distributed systems, communication methods, synchronization, time in distributed systems.
2. Design, simulation and implementation of physical interface, methods for increased EMC immunity.
3. USB, standard description, HW and SW design of USB device.
4. CAN a CANopen standard description, HW and SW design of CANopen device.
5. Profibus, ASI, Interbus, LON, Modbus, HART, FF, KNX - HW and SW design examples.
6. Ethernet, PoE, Auto Negotiation, Ethernet (L2) implementation.
7. Methods and tools for communication analysis in distributed systems (oscilloscope, analyzers, data loggers).
8. PCI/PXI, standard description and interface design.
9. VME/VXI, standard description and interface design.
10. Wireless systems (WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee ), HW and SW design of the ZigBee sensor.
11. Measurement methods for communication analysis in wireless systems.
12. Windows and Linux driver implementation (for USB and PCI devices).
13. FPGA employment for implementation of interfaces.
14. Internet based DAQ systems, TCP/IP stack implementation.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction of laboratory projects, project selection .
2. Project implementation (USB, PCI, Ethernet, ZigBee, CAN ).
3. Project implementation.
4. Project implementation.
5. Project implementation.
6. Project implementation.
7. Project implementation.
8. Project status presentation and evaluation.
9. Project implementation.
10. Project implementation.
11. Project implementation.
12. Project implementation.
13. Project implementation.
14. Final project presentation, assessment.


1. Halsall, F.: Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems, Adison Wesley 1996, ISBN 978-0201422931
2. Hristu-Varsekalis, D.: Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems, Birkhäuser Boston 2008, ISBN 978-0817632397



Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation PO 3
MPIB Common courses V
MPKME1 Wireless Communication V 3
MPKME5 Systems of Communication V 3
MPKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication V 3
MPKME3 Electronics V 3
MPKME2 Multimedia Technology V 3
MPEEM1 Technological Systems V 3
MPEEM5 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V 3
MPEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V 3
MPEEM3 Electrical Power Engineering V 3
MPEEM2 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V 3

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