Data Acquisition (DAQ) and Control from Microstar Laboratories

Control Loops Adjust to Process Change – Automatically

Onboard intelligence changes the rules

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Before and After Self-Tuning – The red trace shows the plant response to a step disturbance. Before self-tuning, the plant is slow to respond and slow to settle. It takes about 40 controller updates to settle. After self-tuning, the plant responds quickly... and settles in roughly 15 controller updates.

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Before and After Self-Tuning Graphs

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An application based on a single board – like the DAP 5216a/627 – using a basic PID algorithm and optimized for multiple channel operation can be updated at time intervals as short as 0.05 milliseconds on every channel, without ever missing an update.

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top-of-the-line DAP 5216a/627 data acquisition board