I have a requirement to simultaneously monitor and log results for an engine build test bay.
The requirement is to monitor and log 10-12 thermocouples (various engine temps) for which a couple of the USB TC-08's look to be an ideal solution.
In addition I need to simultaneously log (in parallel to the above thermocouple data) an engine RPM signal (which I can signal condition myself to provide a pulse of suitable amplitude for capture - I'm not sure of the best product with which to do this. Ideally I'd like to read a number in RPM, which could maybe be created by using an analogue capture channel and doing a frequency to voltage conversion in some dedicated monitoring hardware I could design.
Can the above signals be captured in real time, in parallel, within the same application or does the non-temperature input mean a seperate logging program?
Thanks in advance,