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MID / Tablet / Smartphone

A Mobile Internet Device (MID) is a small portable notebook computer or tablet designed for wireless communication and access to the Internet. Primarily designed for web browsing and e-mailing, MIDs (netbooks, tablets) rely heavily on the Internet for remote access to web-based applications and are targeted increasingly at cloud computing users who require a less powerful client computer. A smartphone is a mobile phone offering advanced capabilities, often with PC-like functionality.

Data acquisition (DAQ)

Data acquisition is the sampling of the real world to generate data that can be manipulated by a computer. Also called DAQ, data acquisition typically involves acquisition of signals and waveforms and processing the signals to obtain desired information.


The components of data acquisition systems include appropriate sensors that convert physical phenomena to an electrical signal, then conditioning the electrical signal which can then be acquired by data acquisition hardware.

Analysis & Presentation

Acquired data is displayed, analyzed, and stored in the cloud, either using general purpose programming languages such as Visual BASIC, C, Python or Java or specialized programming languages used for data acquisition like LabVIEW running on your PC, MID, Tablet or Smartphone.