High-Speed Data Acquisition

What Does High-Speed Data Acquisition Mean?

High-speed data acquisition (high-speed DAQ) is the process of getting raw or analog data from the field and converting it into digital data that computers and technological systems can use. High-speed DAQ equipment is used in laboratories that use tools like sensors or transducers to intake data and put it into digital systems that can analyze real-time or physical systems.

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Techopedia Explains High-Speed Data Acquisition

Common types of high-speed data acquisition technologies include USB oscilloscopes and data loggers. In particular, high-speed data acquisition equipment will offer enhanced features, such as multichannel or expedited data acquisition capabilities. The idea of high-speed data acquisition is part of an emerging science that has shown a lot of potential ever since the development of powerful computers and devices. This kind of technology can be used in many systems, including facilities management, research and development, and other types of systems analysis. In the future, more advances in high-speed data acquisition may ultimately bring products and services to the market, allowing individual end-users to get analog data into digital systems.

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