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The TN-1710 Microcomputer-Based Signal Analyzer For UV, Visible And NIR Spectral Measurements
Author(s): Donald E. Osten
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Paper Abstract

The TN-1710 serves as an example of applications of microcomputers in signal analyzers. The microcomputer used in this analyzer is a Digital Equipment Corporation LSI-11 (or LSI-11-2, the newer, higher speed, 28K CPU memory version). Operational programs for the microcomputer are stored on ROM (read-only memory) chips, as are some data reduction programs. All programs stored on ROMs are stored in machine language. Flextran, a higher level language long in use on other Tracor Northern data systems is available on ROM as well as on flexible diskette for conversational ease of advanced programming. Applications of the TN-1710 include nuclear pulse height analysis and multichannel scaling, X-ray spectroscopy, averaging of analog and digital signals, and acquisition and averaging of UV, Visible and NIR spectra with cooled and intensified solid state array detectors. (1) Operation and applications of the TN-1710 and its ROM and Flextran programs for UV, Visible and NIR measurements is described. Special attention is paid to the time resolution on transient optical signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1978
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0148, Computers in Optical Systems, (29 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956648
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Donald E. Osten, Tracor Northern, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0148:
Computers in Optical Systems
Allan H. Gott, Editor(s)

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