In oil and gas fields, most electronic instruments such as the transmitters, sensors, and control valves are equipped with advanced analog and digital electronic modules to perform various tasks such as signal conditioning & filtering, adaptation of impedance, analog to digital conversion, data transmission, and signal processing and recognition.
This requires an adequate processor that can be a microcontroller, a microprocessor, or digital signal processor (DSP) to coordinate and handle these set of tasks, in addition to some other electronic circuits such as amplifiers, filters, analog switches, and modems to adequately preprocess the noisy input signals.
The purpose of this course is to teach various analog and digital electronic circuits used nowadays in field instruments targeting the oil and gas industry. The shelf processor from a leading semiconductor company (e.g., PIC18 microcontroller from Microchip) will be addressed from both the hardware and software programming points of views. In order to let the audience properly grasp the theoretical aspect of the course, practical hands-on sessions will be conducted to design various circuits, which include processor-based boards.
Be familiar with various electronic circuits that are required in field electronic instruments.
Course conclusion & post-course assessment