OSA's Digital Library

Applied Spectroscopy

Applied Spectroscopy


  • Vol. 42, Iss. 6 — Aug. 1, 1988
  • pp: 961–972

New Design Concepts for Direct Reader Measurement Electronics

V. Karanassios and G. Horlick

Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 42, Issue 6, pp. 961-972 (1988)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (982 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


A dual-processor, distributed-intelligence approach toward the computerization of a direct-reading polychromator for atomic emission spectrometry is described. Emphasis is placed on a "zero based design" of the PMT current integration electronics of a direct-reader channel using microprocessor bus architectures, programmable support chips, data domain conversion integrated circuits, and inexpensive single-board microcomputers. Traditional analog integration of the current signal is replaced by domain conversion of the current to a frequency, and integration/digitization is achieved with the use of single chip software programmable counters. Each channel can be independently addressed, configured, cleared, preset, and read, as the channels are autonomous units on the bus of the data acquisition and control microcomputer.

V. Karanassios and G. Horlick, "New Design Concepts for Direct Reader Measurement Electronics," Appl. Spectrosc. 42, 961-972 (1988)

Sort:  Journal  |  Reset


References are not available for this paper.

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited