The use of computer for in-line data acquisition and process control for the various systems in laboratories or on-site is now a common practice among scientists and technologists. Computer are also used to upgrade old systems. Due to the better features and value for money, they are rapidly gaining popularity. A microcomputer has the advantage over a microprocessor in the sense that it can be programmed using a high level language such as BASIC.
This course is designed with the view to promote computer technology as a important tool to be used in research, training, maintenance etc.
- To provide knowledge and experience in using micro computer to solve problems in the laboratory
- To gain experience in designing and constructing interfaces to connect an instrument to a microcomputer for the purpose of data acquisition and process control
- To encourage the use of microcomputer in research and maintenance works
- Lectures and practical will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to electronic and microcomputer
- Introduction to quick basic
- Input/output (I/O) techniques
- Motors and how to drive them
- Transducers and their applications
- ADC/DAC interfacing
- Serial and parallel interfaces
- Digital protection using microcomputer
Qualified Small Medium Enterprise (SME) participants are only required to pay 30% of the course fees and examination. The other 70% will be funded from Skill Development Programme.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
English and Bahasa Melayu
Lecture, tutorial, practical/demonstration
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Researcher, academician, technician, technical assistant, supervisor, laboratory manager, laboratory assistant and those who interested in maintaining of electronic & scientific equipment.