January 1968 | NTIA Technical Memo TM ITS 113

An Inexpensive Digital Data Acquisition System, Research Laboratories Technical Memorandum

H. L. Steadman

Abstract: In this report is described a highly flexible digital data acquisitions system that can be duplicated for $8,000. The system is for VLF research, but it could be easily adapted to a wide variety of problems. It is capable of sampling up to 16 channels of 2 signals each, digitizing each signal in a 10-bit code and punching the output on paper tape, showing time and other identification at a rate of up to 100 channels / second. The system is easily expandable in a number of ways to provide increased capabilities.

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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