Data acquisition computer boards are self-contained printed circuit boards that typically plug into the backplane, motherboard, or otherwise interface directly with the computer bus.
Flow computers, totalizers, and rate indicators integrate the functions of flow and temperature measurement, computation, data acquisition, input / output (I/O) standardization, and closed loop control. They require external sensor inputs and may be used as local rate indicators.
Computer-based instruments are part of a computer (a board, for example), or need to be connected to a computer in order to measure and display data.
Computer repair services troubleshoot, configure and repair hardware and software computer problems.
Handheld computers are portable devices including notebook and subnotebook computers, palmtops, and PDAs.
Notebook and laptop computers unify basic computing components and peripherals into a single device. This portability is often at the expense of memory capacity and computing power.
Multipurpose computer boards can perform numerous, related functions. Examples include modem/fax cards, modem/Ethernet cards, and serial/parallel adapters.
Computer mouse and other pointing devices are used to control the screen-based movement of a cursor or icon on a visual computer. This category includes mice, trackballs, and touch pads.
Computer-on-Modules (COM) are highly integrated single-board computers built on a single circuit board. They are used in embedded applications.
Fieldbus communications computer boards are used to control of sensors and actuators in industrial applications, such as data acquisition and control.
Serial communications computer boards are boards or ports that transmit data by sending the bits one after the other over a single wire.
Computer-aided engineering software (CAE) is used in engineering, analysis and manufacturing
Computer numerical control software (CNC) is used to create tool paths for CNC machine control systems, or to turn a personal computer (PC) into a CNC controller.
Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing software (CAD/CAM) is used in mechanical, electrical, and electronic design; simulation, drafting, and engineering; and design analysis and manufacturing.
Mechanical computer aided-design software (MCAD) is used by machine designers and mechanical engineers to design and develop mechanical systems. MCAD software is also used in some architectural and construction applications.