Advanced Data Acquisition and Logging Systems πŸ—“

— (IEEE SPECTRUM) – data acquisition, sensor data, IoT, real-time analysis, decisions, best practices, case studies …

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Webinar Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM (EDT)
Speakers: Rafayel Ghasabyan, founder and CEO, RAFA Solutions; Arev Hambardzumyan, CTO, RAFA Solutions
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: spectrum.ieee.org/webinars

Summary: It is difficult to envision an industrial automation application that does not include a data acquisition system. Most applications include sensor data that must be acquired, analyzed, and logged, using acquisition (DAQ) systems that can be as diverse as the sensors themselves.
With the rise of the Internet of Things, DAQ requirements are becoming even more strict, bringing new challenges. Today’s data acquisition systems should perform analysis in real time, work with large amounts of analog data, and make decisions based on those results. The importance of a robust, real-time, decision-making, signal-processing system FPGA platforms the best fit for many such applications.
Designers of DAQ systems need to consider scalability, portability, and stable operation. At this session, we will explore the main challenges and best practices in data-logging system design, particularly in the LabVIEW environment.
The webinar examines the underlying implementation of an object-oriented approach to application design, DAQ tips and tricks for FPGA platforms, and an object-oriented programming architecture for real-time and host applications.
The session also explores several case studies of developed DAQ systems, showing the main challenges faced and the solutions implemented in the projects.


Rafayel Ghasabyan is the founder and CEO of RAFA Solutions, an ISO 9001:2015 and CSIA certified systems integrator specializing in smart machines and data acquisition/control systems.
He is an entrepreneur and business mentor with more than a decade of experience in multinational engineering companies, and is currently a lecturer in Systems Engineering at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.
Rafayel holds a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the State Engineering University of Armenia.
Arev Hambardzumyan is the CTO of RAFA Solutions, responsible for product design and the future technological growth of the company. Her 12 years of professional experience in system verification, testing, analysis and project coordination, include 6 years developing control and automation systems in such fields as machine automation, testing machines, oil and gas, in such application ranging from data acquisition systems for pipeline monitoring to universal memory testers.
Before moving to RAFA Solutions as its first systems engineer in 2012, Arev worked at Synopsys as an IC circuit designer. She is Certified LabVIEW Architect and the first Certified LabVIEW Embedded Developer in the region. Arev holds an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the State Engineering University of Armenia.