A high speed data acquisition system

 

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dc.contributor.author Martens, Andrew en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T09:10:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T09:10:59Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Martens, A. 2005. A high speed data acquisition system. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6686
dc.description.abstract Digital systems pervade the world around us. The interface between analogue data sources and these digital systems is the realm of analogue to digital converters (ADCs) that acquire digital snap-shots of data for further processing. Some applications require high sampling rates or high resolution data (or both). In addition to this, certain applications require the capture of large amounts of data. A good example of an application requiring a high sampling rate and high resolution data, is a digital spectrum analyser used to analyse large bands of a spectrum and offer precise results. Radar systems such as synthetic aperture radars use post-processing techniques on large quantities of data. A developing field requiring versatile data capture systems is that of software defined radio (SDR). It is a collection of hardware and software technologies that enable reconfigurable system architectures for wireless networks and user terminals. This document gives details on a project to build a high speed, high resolution data acquisition system that is capable of performing to some of the most stringent requirements. Specifically, this thesis documents the design, implementation and testing of firmware implemented in an FPGA in a commercial data capture card as part of the system. This firmware would facilitate the real-time transfer of captured data to RAM in a host PC. en_ZA
dc.subject.other Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title A high speed data acquisition system en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Electrical Engineering en_ZA
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