Dataforth's Signal Conditioning Tutorial contains all the 'classic concerns' you should use to plan your next data acquisition or control application.

The tutorial starts out with considerations of environment --- How to best deal with the electrical noise in the control room or on the factory floor and what to use for your wiring types and wiring runs.

Additional sections of the tutorial are dedicated to sensor application. Temperature inputs using thermocouples, RTDs (resistor temperature detectors) and thermistors are covered in practical, and useful detail. More info is given on motion sensors, slidewire or potentiometer sensors, strain gages - including full, 1/2, and 1/4 bridge gages.

Here is a list of the Tutorial's contents:
  • Overview of Industrial Measurement
  • Uses of Industrial Measurement
  • Industrial Measurement Environment
  • Sensors
  • Loops and Analog Signals
  • Signal Integrity
  • Design Examples
  • Product Selection Guide
Signal Conditioning Tutorial