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PROCESS CONTROL OPERATING SYSTEM FOR PC (PCOSPC)

 

PCOS/PC is a software package which utilizes personal computers such as IBM 486 and Pentium or compatibles for real-time data acquisition and post-test analysis. PCOS/PC interfaces with the MS-DOS operating system and analog/digital front-end hardware to provide a general purpose data acquisition capability. The PCOS/PC software is highly configurable at the user level allowing modification of the user interface and extensions of data reduction capabilities.

 

PCOS/PC features include:

- A menu driven user interface and a user-friendly operating environment featuring:

menus for PCOS/PC function selection

tables

data-entry forms

- Real-time capabilities such as:

Control screen showing system status

Data acquisition

Data logging

Display of raw or converted data

A/D and logging throughput exceeding 40 KHz

TTL input to automatically toggle data logging ON/OFF

TTL output providing acquisition/logging status

- A database management system for efficient data storage, query, and retrieval.

- Automatic or manual calibration of A/D front-end hardware.

- Modules to convert acquired data to engineering units for a variety of industry standard transducers such as:

Thermocouple

Strain gage

RTD

- Modules to perform composite conversions such as:

Averages

Sums or differences

Products

Integrals

Running minimum or maximum

- Expandability to incorporate user written conversion modules.

- Real-time capability to display millivolt or engineering unit.

- Data reduction capabilities such as:

Channel .vs. time plots in a user defined format

Channel .vs. channel plots in a user defined format

Multiple plots per page

Tabular presentation of data

Sets of tabular reports or plots generated automatically

Output can be directed to CRT or hard-copy device(s)

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

HOST COMPUTER

Models: IBM PC/AT and compatible 80486 and Pentium Systems

Memory: 4 MB Minimum (PCOS/PC requires at least 590KB of conventional memory.)

Disk: Minimum 100MB

Graphics: SVGA

Operating System: MSDOS (5.0 or higher)

Interface: DR-11W DMA Emulator, IEEE-488

Output Devices: HP LaserJet Series, Epson MX Series, HP pen plotter

 

FRONT END HARDWARE SUPPORTED

NEFF System 620 and 470

TUSTIN Data System 2100

Preston Scientific Model GMAD

 

Purchase of PCOS/PC includes a one year maintenance agreement which provides software updates and telephone support. Additional extension of Maintenance Agreement is available at current rates.

NOTE: Contact PCT for availability of PCOS for other host computer systems.