Teacher coordinatorAbdelaziz Bensrhair
Teacher(s)Richard Grisel
TeachingLectures : 21h Exercises : 21h Practical work : 21h
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Aim and objective

  • understanding the working process of an acquisition chain
  • knowing the different components of an acquisition chain system
  • knowing the different types of sensors (thermal, optical, force,...)
  • learn to implement an acquisition chain system:
    • information retrieval
    • analog signal processing
    • selecting a signal among several
    • conversion of a signal in digital form
    • coordination of the various operations
  • learn to implement an autonomous instrumented chain (with a processor of type micro-controller MIPS32 core)
    • System definition
    • program design
    • choice of interfaces (buses, etc)
    • distribution data in memory

Outcome learning

  • INSA reference data :
    • Faire une analyse fréquentielle des systèmes et des signaux [3P]
    • Choisir un capteur [3P]
    • Appréhender la méthodologie générale de conception d'un système embarqué [2P]
    • Réaliser des circuits analogiques [2P]
    • Réaliser des circuits numériques [2P]
  • CNISF reference data :
    • T10A [1P]
    • J10J [1P]
    • J50E [1P]
    • H30T [1P]
1 - Notion, 2 - Concept, 3 - Application, I - fully, P - incomplete

Course description

  • The channel data acquisition, the analog-digital converter and Digital to Analog (ADC / DAC)
  • Overview of Sensors
  • The electronics associated with sensors: The Signal Conditioning and Amplifiers
  • To the digitization of information: Shannon's theorem, filters, sampler / Converters
  • Temperature sensors, power, position and movement, optical
  • Overview of instrumentation systems micro controllers
  • Design and programming an autonomous system
  • Intelligent sensors (Programming Environment, Design and examples)
  • Tools and equipment used and Hands Tutorial
    • LabVIEW of the National Instruments, a reference tool for the PC-based instrumentation and data acquisition
    • MPLABXIDE, development environment for Microchips microprocessors
    • Acquisition board USB NiDAQ from National Instruments
    • Development board micro controller Explorer 16/32 from Microchip





  • Final Exam: 50%
  • Project : 50%