The Purposes of Data Acquisition

The primary purpose of a data acquisition system is to acquire and store the data. But they are also intended to provide real-time and post-recording visualization and analysis of the data. Furthermore, most data acquisition systems have some analytical and report generation capability built-in.

Data Acquisition and Control

A recent innovation is the combination of data acquisition and control, where a high-quality DAQ system is connected tightly and synchronized with a real-time control system.

Merging Data Acquisition with a Real-Time Control System Engineers in different applications have various requirements, of course, but these key capabilities are present in varying proportion

  • Data recording
  • Data storing
  • Real-time data visualization
  • Post-recording data review
  • Data analysis using various mathematical and statistical calculations
  • Report generation