This module gives the students the opportunity to get a professional edge by learning how to design industrial measurement systems (mixed-signal hardware + software) aiming at the following technical goals:
- design of automated and/or remotely controlled measurement systems;
- design of high-bandwidth signal processing units equipped with digital hardware accelerators (FPGAs), for real-time measurements and control applications;
- review of measurement data coding and transmission techniques.
The course combines face-to-face teaching with hands-on lab exercises based on the National Instrument Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW), a system-design platform and a development environment for a graphical programming language, used in a wide range of industrial fields, including robotics, industrial automation, electrical and electronic measurements, testing and validation, smart sensor networks and image processing.
The students are guided through the lab experiences using hardware instrumentation, including data-acquisition systems (DAQs) and reconfigurable digital electronic devices (FPGAs).
Students attending the course are prepared for taking a free of charge final examination to become a NI Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD), obtaining a worldwide recognized certificate representing a key opportunity for their employment and future career advancements.
The course is officially accredited to the National Instruments LabVIEW Academy Programme.