A microcomputer-based data acquisition and control system for a mass spectrometer was designed and built. This system incorporates commercially available microcomputer logic modules interfaced to various input and output devices; these devices include an IBM-compatible magnetic tape transport. The system operates from programs stored in firmware (permanent software) and can be programmed via a Teletype for several days of unattended operation. This report describes only the electronics for the system.
J. S. Byrd, "Microcomputer-based Control and Data Collection for a Mass Spectrometer," Appl. Spectrosc. 30, 27-31 (1976)