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Microprocessors and Digital Devices Series (14 Parts)

Synopsis
Video-based training in troubleshooting, adjusting, calibrating and repairing instrumentation and control systems.
1: Digital and analogue signals; numbering systems; D/A conversion; A/D conversion; truth tables; logic family characteristics; decision-making circuits; gates; counter operation.
2: Flip-flops operation; serial and parallel; microprocessor; microcontroller; microcomputer; CPU architecture; non-volatile memory; ROM, PROM, EPROM, EAROM, volatile memory; RAM, SRAM, DRAM, memory organisation.
3: Instruction format; assembly language programming; high-level language programming; executive/monitor program; utility subroutines; single-tasking (BIOS); CPM, MS/DOS; interface components; input signals; output signals.
4: Data transfer; transmitter and receiver operation; core, cladding and buffering function; cable identification; installation testing, pulling methods and routing considerations; cable connector installation; cable splicing.
5: Single loop and multi-loop control; displays and readouts; digital controller components; process issues influencing configuration; process factors and PID; self-tuning algorithms; self-tuning states; internal faults.
6: Programmable controller capabilities; functions of the processor; input and output modules; communication modules; power supply function; the scanning process.
7: Characteristics and application of programming devices; hand-held, panel-mounted and CRT-based devices; program languages; using simulations in programming; ladder, Boolean and high-level logic.
8: Typical faults; environmental factors; cable routing; using processor module indicators; using software and programming devices; using I/O module indicators; I/O modules.
9: Control functions; direct digital control; supervisory control; distribued control; DCS architecture; hardware requirements; types of data transmission; communication protocols.
10: Communication errors; card failures; power supply failures; work stations; tools and test equipment; using diagnostic software; I/O racks; safe removal and replacement; replacement card set-up; power supplies.
11: Analogue and digital signals; topologies: point-to-point, multi-drop; communication standards: EIA RS 232D/530 parameters, EIA RS-422/423/485 parameters; media techniques: DSBAM/VSBAM; frequency shift keying; phase shift keying; multiuplexing.
12: Distortion, faults and failures; noise reduction techniques - terminations and carry through; grounding; signal grounding techniques; safety; scheduled maintenance; corrective maintenance; tools and test equipment.
13: Consequences of excessive vibration; uses for vibration monitoring; axial and radial; whole body motion; pressure waves; random vibration; shock pulses; vibration switch operation; velocity; acceleration and displacement.
14: Sensor mounting; safety considerations; routing and handling sensor cables; connector inspection and cleaning; effects of stray signals; self-diagnostic capabilities; calibration of sensors, monitors and alarms; end-to-end calibration; oscilloscopes, FTT analysers and plotters.
Series
Instrument Technology Training Program, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 14 x 30 min.
Year of production
1991-92
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £87.00 (+VAT +p&p) each 2000 sale: £1612.80 (+VAT +p&p) set
Documentation
Accompanying student workbook and instructor’s guide with each video.
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
digital networks; electrical and electronic engineering; microprocessors; technical training

Sections

Title
Digital device fundamentals
Synopsis
1: Digital and analogue signals; numbering systems; D/A conversion; A/D conversion; truth tables; logic family characteristics; decision-making circuits; gates; counter operation.

Title
Microprocessors
Synopsis
2: Flip-flops operation; serial and parallel; microprocessor; microcontroller; microcomputer; CPU architecture; non-volatile memory; ROM, PROM, EPROM, EAROM, volatile memory; RAM, SRAM, DRAM, memory organisation.

Title
Microcomputers
Synopsis
3: Instruction format; assembly language programming; high-level language programming; executive/monitor program; utility subroutines; single-tasking (BIOS); CPM, MS/DOS; interface components; input signals; output signals.

Title
Fiber optics
Synopsis
4: Data transfer; transmitter and receiver operation; core, cladding and buffering function; cable identification; installation testing, pulling methods and routing considerations; cable connector installation; cable splicing.

Title
Digital controllers
Synopsis
5: Single loop and multi-loop control; displays and readouts; digital controller components; process issues influencing configuration; process factors and PID; self-tuning algorithms; self-tuning states; internal faults.

Title
Programmable logic controllers
Synopsis
6: Programmable controller capabilities; functions of the processor; input and output modules; communication modules; power supply function; the scanning process.

Title
Programmable PLCs
Synopsis
7: Characteristics and application of programming devices; hand-held, panel-mounted and CRT-based devices; program languages; using simulations in programming; ladder, Boolean and high-level logic.

Title
Troubleshooting PLCs
Synopsis
8: Typical faults; environmental factors; cable routing; using processor module indicators; using software and programming devices; using I/O module indicators; I/O modules.

Title
Introduction to distributed control
Synopsis
9: Control functions; direct digital control; supervisory control; distribued control; DCS architecture; hardware requirements; types of data transmission; communication protocols.

Title
DCS maintenance
Synopsis
10: Communication errors; card failures; power supply failures; work stations; tools and test equipment; using diagnostic software; I/O racks; safe removal and replacement; replacement card set-up; power supplies.

Title
Data communications
Synopsis
11: Analogue and digital signals; topologies: point-to-point, multi-drop; communication standards: EIA RS 232D/530 parameters, EIA RS-422/423/485 parameters; media techniques: DSBAM/VSBAM; frequency shift keying; phase shift keying; multiuplexing.

Title
Data communications maintenance
Synopsis
12: Distortion, faults and failures; noise reduction techniques - terminations and carry through; grounding; signal grounding techniques; safety; scheduled maintenance; corrective maintenance; tools and test equipment.

Title
Vibration measurement
Synopsis
13: Consequences of excessive vibration; uses for vibration monitoring; axial and radial; whole body motion; pressure waves; random vibration; shock pulses; vibration switch operation; velocity; acceleration and displacement.

Title
Practical vibration monitoring
Synopsis
14: Sensor mounting; safety considerations; routing and handling sensor cables; connector inspection and cleaning; effects of stray signals; self-diagnostic capabilities; calibration of sensors, monitors and alarms; end-to-end calibration; oscilloscopes,

Sponsor

Name

Instrumentation, Systems ane Automation Society

Distributor

Name

American Technical Publishers Ltd

Email
info@ihsatp.com
Web
http://www.ihsatp.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01344 861666,
Address
IHS ATP
Willoughby Road
Bracknell
Berks
RDG12 8DW
Notes
American Technical Publishers has been taken over by IHS and is now known as IHS ATP (2005)

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