To obtain the full value from instrumentation, users require familiarity with a number of basic concepts and an understanding of how those building blocks relate to one another. In this book, Nihal Kularatna provides an introduction to the main families of instruments for students and professionals who have to carry out practical work in electronics and measurement. For each family he covers internal design, use and applications, highlighting their advantages and limitations from a practical application viewpoint.
Written in a simple, lucid and readable style, the book does not assume detailed knowledge but will give the reader an appropriate understanding of how to use instrumentation validly in its defined context. The book reviews the state-of-the art and extends the range of instruments to encompass digital families. The author also examines conventional and arbitrary waveform generators, spectrum analysis, logic analysers, instrument buses and VLSI testing, DSL/SDH/PDH and general transmission measurements, DSPs and the latest sensors.
This book will be of interest to professional electrical and electronic engineers and students, especially those working on design and test, but any who make use of instruments and instrumentation systems.
- Chapter 2: Enabling technologies
- Chapter 3: Data converters
- Chapter 4: Waveform parameters, multimeters and pulse techniques
- Chapter 5: Fundamentals of oscilloscopes
- Chapter 6: Recent developments on DSO techniques
- Chapter 7: Electronic counters
- Chapter 8: Conventional signal sources and arbitrary waveform generators
- Chapter 9: Spectrum analysis
- Chapter 10: Logic analysers
- Chapter 11: An introduction to instrument buses and VLSI testing
- Chapter 12: Transmission measurements
- Chapter 13: Digital signal processors
- Chapter 14: Sensors
- Chapter 15: Calibration of instruments
University of Auckland, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, New Zealand.
Nihal Kularatna is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. From 1986 to 2000 he developed a research and development base at the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies in Sri Lanka where he was a Principal Research Engineer and subsequently CEO (2000-2001). He has published over 50 papers and is the author of three books. He is a Fellow of the IET.