Data acquisition is the process of sampling signals that measure real-world physical conditions and converting the resulting samples into digital numeric values that can be manipulated by a computer. Data acquisition systems, abbreviated by the acronyms DAS, DAQ, or DAU, typically convert analog waveforms into digital values for processing.
The Purposes of Data Acquisition:
The data gathered can be utilized to increase effectiveness, ensure reliability, or ensure that machinery runs safely and securely.
Data measurements and displays can be made fast with a real-time data-acquisition system.
The data collection system automatically processes the data it has collected. As a result, this eliminates human mistake and misplacing, lowering the likelihood of error.
Without using any other kinds of applications, the data acquisition system ensures that the data received is accurate and complete.