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Data Acquisition Basics—Filtering

Data Acquisition Basics—Filtering

When setting up data acquisition parameters, one area of befuddlement often involves the use of filters. Which ones should I use, and how do I set them up? What are they really, and why do I need them? In a nutshell, filters are configurable controls for removing...
Data Acquisition Basics—Understanding Gain Settings

Data Acquisition Basics—Understanding Gain Settings

BIOPAC amplifiers used with the MP160 Data Acquisition System are equipped with configurable settings designed for optimizing the physiological signal being acquired, one of which is the gain setting. What is gain? Put simply, gain refers to the amplifier’s ability to...
Data Acquisition Basics: What is an A/D Converter?

Data Acquisition Basics: What is an A/D Converter?

Analog : Data represented by continuously variable physical quantities, i.e. moving clock hands. Digital: Data composed of bytes of information sampled at regular intervals. Data acquisition for life science research and education has come a long way since the heyday...
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