Data Acquisition

Introduction and Reference Documentaion for Computerised Data Acquisition in Python


In the APL many experiments have computer-based data acquisition systems and some also require the experiment to be controlled by a computer. The main work horse is the National Instruments multi-function USB-6008 module, but a few other systems are also in use. This page is to provide a basic introduction to data acquisition techniques and to provide information on how to communicate with the data acquisition hardware through Python.