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Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) convert real-time measurement data

to digital values for storage and/or processing by computers or embedded systems. These systems are commonly used in industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications, as well as multimedia signal processing and scientific research. This course helps students understand the fundamentals of real time embedded data acquisition systems: their architectures, components, algorithms, data storage and presentation.

Course Highlights:

  • Design embedded Data Acquisition Systems and Data Loggers
  • Concepts demonstrated on a practical design using modern components and modules
  • Experience the design and implementation of a two-channel temperature Data Logger based on a modern ARM Cortex microcontroller

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehend the structure of a typical DAS and functions of its components
  • Acquire hands-on experience designing and configuring data acquisition hardware
  • Write a program for Cortex microcontroller for select applications

Hardware: STM32 IOT Discovery Node 915MHZ - Mfg. Part # B-L475E-IOT01A. Part can be purchased from Digi-Key Electronics or any other reputable electronics dealer. This microcontroller is used in all four required courses in this program.

Course Typically Offered: Online in Summer quarter.

Prerequisite: ECE-40292 Embedded Systems Hardware Design.

Next Step: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the Embedded Systems Engineering or Linux System Administration certificate programs.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: ECE-40275
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Embedded Systems Engineering

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