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Abstract Title: W18 - Using PSoCs in the Advanced Laboratory
Abstract: The PSoC (Programmable System on a Chip) is a mixed signal microcontroller with both digital and analog capabilities built into a single integrated circuit.  It is highly flexible and reconfigurable making it very capable in the laboratory.  
In this workshop you will see the rudiments of how to use a PSoC 4 or 5 development kit to build two different laboratory instruments.  The first is a simple counter/coincidence system that can be used to introduce students to the ideas of counting photons and looking for coincidences.  The "single photon" detectors used in this case are IR LED's operated in a reverse bias situation.  
The second instrument will make use of the Analog to digital converter and the built in amplifier to make a thermocouple based temperature monitor/controller.
Abstract Type: Workshop

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Mark Masters

Workshop Documents

Workshop Doc 1: Download the Workshop Doc 1
Workshop Doc 2: Download the Workshop Doc 2